Bolton, Giuliani: Finalists to Head Trump State Department

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by Derek Davison The election of any new president brings some uncertainty about how that president’s administration will govern. But the uncertainty surrounding the incoming Donald Trump administration is greater than usual, for the simple reason that Trump was remarkably… Continue Reading  

Fact-Checking the Fact Checkers: Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech

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With the widely touted shift in the public opinion polls after the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney is no longer an underdog. That being the case, his pronouncements are attracting some well-deserved scrutiny from mainstream media sources. Romney’s major foreign… Continue Reading  

Facts vs. Fiction and the MEK’s PR Campaign

In 1994, the U.S. Department of State produced a comprehensive report exposing the Mujahideen-e-khalq (MEK) for what it is — an exiled Iranian fringe group with a record of terrorism, violence, political opportunism and the abuse of its own members.… Continue Reading  

The Leveretts, The Tea Party and Iran

The Leveretts have a piece up reacting to Sarah Palin’s USA Today op-ed. It’s a thoughtful accounting, deeply (and rightfully) scornful of Palin’s belligerence, but lacks in terms of context and framing. The Leveretts, while shrewd geo-strategists, may be engaged in… Continue Reading  

Obama endorses nuclear India for UNSC, and Iran?

Daniel Larison at the American Conservative has an interesting take on U.S. President Barack Obama’s endorsement of India’s bid to join the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (those who wield veto power), and what it says about the United… Continue Reading