Syrian War: Your Move Again, President Trump

by Wayne White Donald Trump’s grasp of the Syrian War remains highly questionable. Just days before the Syrian chemical weapons (CW) strike on a rebel-held population center, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson implied that the ouster of Syrian President Bashar… Continue Reading  

Trump and Putin: Increasingly at Odds

by Mark N. Katz After Trump’s election in November, he and some of his close advisers were optimistic about the possibility of improving Russian-American relations. They even were considering a “grand bargain” on strategic nuclear weapons, Ukraine, Europe more broadly,… Continue Reading  

Unpacking some Untruths about Iran

by Peter Jenkins On October 21, 2016 the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a substantive assessment of Iran’s foreign and defense policies. For the most part this research meets the high standards of accuracy and objectivity that we have come… Continue Reading  

The Russians Are Coming!

by Graham E. Fuller Washington has been wrapped in confusion and indecision for years now in trying to sort out just what its real objectives are in Syria. Its obsessive, and ultimately failed goal of denying Iran influence in the… Continue Reading  

Iranian Vets Also Push for Nuclear Deal

by Narges Bajoghli “When I was 22, I went to war…I went to war, and it became clear to me that I never wanted to go to war again,” Secretary John Kerry reportedly said, choking up, at a closed-door session… Continue Reading