Trump Shoots, the Rest of Us Ask Questions

donald-trump-unga_650x400_41505831161

by Derek Davison Late Friday evening in Washington (Saturday morning in Syria), U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States, Great Britain, and France had launched joint airstrikes in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical… Continue Reading  

Trump Orders Strikes on Syria

Trump_syria_address

by Derek Davison Late Friday evening Washington time, President Donald Trump announced in a televised address that he has ordered the U.S. military, in conjunction with the armed forces of the United Kingdom and France, “to launch precision strikes on… Continue Reading  

The Limits of Mohammad bin Salman’s Vision

Photo: Hala Aldosari (POMED via Flickr)

by Derek Davison Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrival in the United States has coincided with a very carefully managed public relations blitz intended to portray him as a visionary leader shepherding Saudi Arabia into a new era of… Continue Reading  

Senators Push for Vote on Yemen War

sanders lee yemen pc

by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) announced that they—along with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who was not present for the press conference—will introduce a privileged… Continue Reading  

Poll: Pessimism on the Rise Among Iranians

2886632752_7bf04f5d1c_z

by Derek Davison New findings from an IranPoll/University of Maryland survey, conducted after the protests that struck several Iranian cities last month, find that the Iranian people are increasingly pessimistic about the state of Iran’s economy and its relationship with… Continue Reading