The Paris Agreement and Trump at His Worst

by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s inexcusable withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement was widely expected and amply telegraphed by Trump himself, of course. And yet, there were reasonable grounds for hope that this might have been one place… Continue Reading  

U.S., Iran Trade Cautious Overtures at U.N.

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News While the U.S. and Iranian heads of state have yet to meet, the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly may mark a new era between the two countries. After more than 30… Continue Reading  

Rice Replaces Donilon as Obama’s Top Foreign Policy Adviser

by Jim Lobe via IPS News In a reshuffle of top foreign policy posts in his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that his controversial and blunt-spoken U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, will replace Tom Donilon as his national… Continue Reading  

J Street Panel: Iran’s Nuclear Program is on the backburner but Israel Must Avoid “Rash Action”

J Street’s annual conference hosted a panel discussion this morning on “Averting the Crisis: American Policy Options.” The panel was notably missing the hawkish voice of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Patrick Clawson (who canceled earlier in the… Continue Reading