Trump, Obama, and the Future of American Leadership

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by John Feffer He wants to cut back on U.S. military commitments overseas. He calls the Iraq War “one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country.” He promises to make deals with America’s adversaries. He’s… Continue Reading  

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s Mysterious Seder

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by Marsha B. Cohen Barak Ravid of Haaretz has been asking who attended Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s seder (the festive meal eaten by Jews on the first two nights of Passover) at his Washington residence. (The last time I wrote about Dermer, he was breaking with diplomatic… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Anemic Resolve on Egypt’s Human Rights

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by Emile Nakhleh The unexpected resignation of Hazem al-Biblawi, Egypt’s interim prime minister, and his government this week and the appointment of Ibrahim Mehlib, a Mubarak-era industrialist, as a new prime minister seem to pave the way for Field Marshal… Continue Reading  

Andrea Mitchell challenges Dan Senor on Iran sanctions

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By Paul Mutter In a wide-ranging interview, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell discussed Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech with neoconservative Romney-adviser Dan Senor, challenging him over his intimation that the Obama administration lacked the will to increase sanctions on Iran two years ago:… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 16. Reuters: Louis Charbonneau reports on calls from the U.S., British and French envoys to the UN to expedite the formation a UN panel to monitor Iran’s compliance with sanctions. “We… Continue Reading