Maximum Pressure on Iran Still Isn’t Working

by Paul R. Pillar Almost a year after President Trump reneged on U.S. commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, there is not the slightest sign that this move is achieving… Continue Reading  

The Big Con, In Israel and in America

by Henry Siegman There could not have been a more dishonest and carefully weasel-worded a statement than the one issued by the American Jewish Committee and endorsed by AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, expressing outrage over the merger of the Israeli… Continue Reading  

Voices of Dissent on Israel and Palestine Can’t Be Silenced

by James J. Zogby Hard-line supporters of Israel are in panic mode. It was in evidence earlier this week with the all-out assault on the first Somali, African-born immigrant, refugee, Muslim woman elected to serve in Congress. Her crime was… Continue Reading  

On Boys, Frogs, and The Weekly Standard

by Jim Lobe During the Christmas Bombing of Vietnam in December 1972, I somehow came across a saying attributed to Bion of Borysthenes, a third-century BC Greek philosopher. I taped a copy of the quote to my teleprinter in the… Continue Reading  

Even Bill Kristol is Worried About Bolton

by Jim Lobe Bill Kristol was not altogether pleased with with last week’s announcement of the appointment of John Bolton as Donald Trump’s next national security advisor. Indeed, Kristol, who remains probably the single most influential figure in the increasingly… Continue Reading