Washington Gets It Wrong in Middle East…Again

by Robert E. Hunter By announcing this past week that it is cutting off all U.S. support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), the Trump administration knocked the props from… Continue Reading  

The Madness of THAAD

by John Feffer In its annual spring ritual, the Pentagon brings its tin cup to Congress to beg for appropriations. Earlier this month, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tried to explain to some bewildered members… Continue Reading  

Republicans Overreach After Bibi’s Speech

by Jim Lobe No doubt emboldened by the enthusiasm of his fellow Republicans—and perhaps by Netanyahu himself—for Bibi’s attack before Congress on Obama and the P5+1’s negotiations with Iran, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have overreached, compounding the… Continue Reading  

Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

by Jim Lobe Tuesday’s release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the CIA of detainees in the so-called “war on terror” does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extended Iran Nuclear Talks

by Jim Lobe Washington—Buoyed by the failure of the US and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up… Continue Reading