Neoconservatism and the Trump Effect

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by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe With Texas Senator Ted Cruz suspending his campaign following Tuesday’s Indiana primary and Ohio Governor John Kasich suspending his campaign the following day, little stands between reality TV star Donald Trump and the Republican… Continue Reading  

Neocons Defend Saudi Arabia

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by Jim Lobe Much of the West is focused on the latest sectarian provocations by Saudi Arabia, such as the execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr Baqr al-Nimr followed by the formal breaking of diplomatic relations with Iran in uber-retaliation… Continue Reading  

Rubio, Like Carson, Has the Answer to Human Rights Abuses: More Guns

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by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib Ben Carson isn’t the only Republican presidential candidate with a history of making bizarrely ahistorical comments—”historical revisionism” isn’t nearly a strong enough term—to bolster the cause of gun nuts in America. Last week, the… Continue Reading  

Iraq: Surge Resurgence?

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by Jim Lobe Two weeks ago, The Washington Post’s premier neoconservative columnist, Charles Krauthammer, wrote the following: The fact is that by the end of Bush’s tenure, the [Iraq] war had been won. You can argue that the price of… Continue Reading  

America’s Mutant Military

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by William Astore It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force.  I’ve just witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, something I never thought I’d see, short of a third world war.  Right now I’m witnessing the… Continue Reading