Inauspicious Anniversaries and Lessons Unlearned

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by Emile Nakhleh This year, American policymakers and regimes across the Middle East face three inauspicious anniversaries, which continue to bedevil this country and the region. In the seventeen years since 9/11, the fifteen years since the invasion of Iraq,… Continue Reading  

Bolton-Led Group Partnered With Racist, Anti-Semitic Website

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, is best known for his one-size-fits-all policy prescriptions for geopolitical challenges facing the U.S. in hotspots such as Iraq, Iran, and North Korea: preventive war. But Bolton has… Continue Reading  

Is Mike Pompeo as Islamophobic as His Spiritual Adviser?

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by Eli Clifton An examination by LobeLog of statements and studies by Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s “spiritual adviser” reveals a deeply ingrained anti-Muslim theology coupled with a conviction that U.S. military engagement overseas is justified by nothing less than… Continue Reading  

Trump’s and Pompeo’s Path to Nuclear Crisis

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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

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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