Neocons Call for War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes

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by Ben Armbruster The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a little known but highly influential hawkish think tank in Washington that has made a name for itself over the past few years by opposing the Iran nuclear deal… Continue Reading  

Defenders of Democracy Turn To An Awkward Ally: Saudi Arabia

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by Ali Gharib So desperate to punish Iran are the hawks of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that they’re willing to partner with one of the least democratic countries on earth to get it done. In an op-ed in… Continue Reading  

Islamic State? Al-Qaeda!

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by Derek Davison A report recently issued by the Wilson Center suggests that the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is fundamentally incapable of sustaining its early successes. On the other hand, al-Qaeda, which many believe has been eclipsed by IS,… Continue Reading  

Congress Takes Aim At the Palestinians

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by Mitchell Plitnick The imbroglio over House Speaker John Boehner’s unseemly invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last month is continuing to rage in Washington. But when it comes to… Continue Reading  

Neocons Who Brought You The Iraq War Endorse AIPAC’s Iran Bill

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by Jim Lobe *Read an update to this post here. The neoconservative Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the successor organization of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), has just published another open letter (reproduced below) to Congressional leaders that implicitly endorses what I… Continue Reading