NPR Has a Blob Problem

by Ben Armbruster The Iraq war, endless conflict, and a ridiculously out-of-control Pentagon budget: They’re all products of the bipartisan, cross-ideological consensus in Washington—i.e. “the Blob”—that promotes military primacy as the key tenet of U.S. foreign policy. It might seem… Continue Reading  

For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

Everything the Neocons Said about Sailorgate Is Wrong

by Ali Gharib You knew, when Iran detained 10 American sailors in its territorial waters just before President Obama delivered his State of the Union, that the reaction from the right was going to be ugly. But I must confess… Continue Reading  

The Disappearing Prince of Darkness

by Jim Lobe Where is Richard Perle? His virtually total absence from the Iran nuclear debate over the past two years was perhaps one of the most remarkable features of the whole controversy. Ubiquitous in the major media in the… Continue Reading  

The Jewish Billionaire Behind a New Christian Anti-Iran Group

by Eli Clifton Yesterday, a new organization’s “promoted” (read: sponsored) tweet popped up on my timeline. It came from The Philos Project, a group dedicated to promoting “Christian engagement in the Middle East.” The tweet read: “Iran is known to… Continue Reading