U.S. News Media Can’t Talk About Adelson Foreign Policy

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by Eli Clifton Over the past month, two mainstream news outlets have done in-depth reporting on the grip that Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s and the GOP’s biggest donor, holds over U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. LobeLog has… Continue Reading  

Is CAP Shilling for the UAE?

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton As regular readers of this blog know, Jim asserted that the Middle East section of a remarkably hawkish report published last spring by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) could have been… Continue Reading  

Bibi, the Failed Peace Process, and the Future of Linkage

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by Eli Clifton Just a few days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the long-stalled Israel-Palestinian peace process and Israel’s ask for $5 billion in annual military aid, the occupying… Continue Reading  

Acknowledging Reality in the U.S.-Israeli Relationship

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by Paul R. Pillar On the eve of a visit by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, we have gotten yet another of the statements from members of his government that are sufficiently unrestrained or unhinged to cause a… Continue Reading  

Coalition Air Campaign Against IS: Report Card

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by Derek Davison It has now been over 14 months since the Obama administration authorized the first strikes in Iraq against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), and roughly 13 months since that campaign expanded to include IS targets in… Continue Reading