Where Is AIPAC On New Republican Push?

by Jim Lobe Just four days before 14,000 members arrive for AIPAC’s annual policy conference and a keynote by none other than Bibi Netanyahu himself, the group appears at sea, tossed between Republicans eager to do the Likud leader’s bidding… Continue Reading  

Flaws in the Kirk-Menendez Iran Sanctions (Wag the Dog) Bill

by Jim Lobe Ed Levine, an arms control specialist who worked for both Republican and Democratic senators for 20 years on the Intelligence Committee and another ten on the Foreign Relations Committee, has written a detailed and devastating analysis of… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal Out of Congressional Woods for 2013

by Jim Lobe In what can only be considered a pretty substantial defeat for Bibi Netanyahu, neoconservatives, and the mainstream Israel lobby here, lobby-led efforts in both houses of Congress to enact some form of new sanctions legislation or resolutions… Continue Reading  

The Mystery of Mark Kirk’s Motivations

by Jim Lobe Eli and Ali have rendered a great service — and a must-read — by disclosing the contents of a private briefing by Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk on the Iran nuclear negotiations he gave to invited supporters Monday. If any additional evidence were needed… Continue Reading  

Scowcroft, Brzezinski Urge Iran Accord

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Two pillars of the U.S. foreign policy establishment urged Congress Monday to forgo any new sanctions legislation directed against Iran, warning that it will risk “undermining or even shutting down” ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s… Continue Reading