Defining “Ransom” for the Anti-Iran Crowd

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by Derek Davison Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had “secretly” sent $400 million to Iran in January, at the same time that the Iranian government agreed to release three American citizens whom it… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Plan B?

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by Jim Lobe *Editor’s Note: Read an accompanying post to this article here. A number of readers have complained that I buried the important news in my last post marking Mikulski’s announcement Wednesday. So I’m reposting below that part of… Continue Reading  

And Mikulski Makes 34. Now What?

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by Jim Lobe As we predicted yesterday, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski has said that she will vote against any resolution to reject the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA), thus making it certain that a veto cast by Obama against such… Continue Reading  

GOP’s Man of the Moment Promoted by RJC’s Singer and Adelson

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe If Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) wasn’t the face of GOP Iran hawks, he is now. His letter making common cause with Iran’s hardliners to scuttle a nuclear deal puts Cotton, along with his 46… Continue Reading  

Bob Kagan Assails AIPAC, Israel on Egypt Policy

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by Jim Lobe As some readers may recall, I wrote a long essay shortly after last July’s military coup d’etat against Egypt’s democratically elected Morsi government on differing attitudes within the neoconservative movement toward the coup and democracy itself. Given… Continue Reading