Trump’s and Pompeo’s Path to Nuclear Crisis


by Paul R. Pillar The prospective replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo clears one of the last apparent hurdles between Donald Trump and his destruction of a significant diplomatic achievement that has been squarely in the interests of the… Continue Reading  

Pompeo: Springtime for Irano/Islamophobes


by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton “Great news for the Republic!” tweeted Sebastian Gorka, on hearing the news that CIA Director Mike Pompeo is replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Gorka, who was forced to resign from his position as… Continue Reading  

Adelson-Funded Friends of Israel Excuse European Alt-Right’s Anti-Semitism


by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton A familiar group of super-hawkish, anti-Iran U.S. billionaires has been spending millions of dollars on a rather eclectic and somewhat bizarre organization of mainly foreign leaders. This organization, the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII),… Continue Reading  

The “Trump Effect” on Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims


by James J. Zogby Are anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments on the rise in the US? And what are the best ways to combat them? These were some of the questions we discussed at the 2017 “Global Peace and the Fear… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iran Deal Billionaire Tom Kaplan Lashes Out at Iran


by Eli Clifton A couple hours before and a few blocks away from where President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations on Monday, a group of anti-Iran deal advocates held their annual conference at the midtown Manhattan… Continue Reading