Implications of a Siberian Candidate

by Paul R. Pillar The dribbling out of revelations, many of which contradict previous denials, about dealings with Russia by Donald Trump, his family, and his associates, has increased the plausibility of the more sinister possible explanations of what this… Continue Reading  

Why is CIA Director Weighing in With Policy Advice on Iran?

by Jim Lobe Are we once again witnessing the politicization of intelligence of the kind that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Only applied to Iran this time? There are a number of indications that such a process may… Continue Reading  

Bannon Down, Pentagon Up, Neocons In?

by Jim Lobe The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon’s influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump’s election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to… Continue Reading  

An Iraq War Anniversary to Forget

by Danny Sjursen The other day, I found myself flipping through old photos from my time in Iraq.  One in particular from October 2006 stood out. I see my 23-year-old self, along with my platoon. We’re still at Camp Buerhing… Continue Reading  

Could War With Iran Be on Washington’s Agenda?

by William Hartung In the splurge of “news,” media-bashing, and Bannonism that’s been Donald Trump’s domestic version of a shock-and-awe campaign, it’s easy to forget just how much of what the new president and his administration have done so far… Continue Reading