The Warsaw Conference and the Isolated Superpower

Mike Pence with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Warsaw conference (State Department via Flickr)

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration tried to make this week’s Middle East conference in Warsaw what the administration had intended it to be all along: an Iran-bashing exercise that would get Europeans to join in more of the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Punishment Has Far Exceeded Its Crimes

Mike Pompeo arrives at the Warsaw meeting, alongside Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz (State Department via Flickr)

by Shireen Hunter     The  U.S.-sponsored conference in Warsaw, which just concluded in Warsaw, was ostensibly about peace and stability in the Middle East. But it was really just an opportunity to gang up on Iran. Before attending the meeting,… Continue Reading  

The Wall

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by John Feffer Geopolitics, like thermodynamics, has its laws of conservation. If a wall comes down in one place, you can bet that it will go up somewhere else.

The United States and Iran Are in a Quantum War

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj It took just under an hour for staff at Israel’s Government Press Office to delete a tweet that suggested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had finally decided to wage war on Iran. The office replaced that tweet… Continue Reading  

Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, and Denial

Ilhan Omar (Lorie Shaull via Flickr)

by Mitchell Plitnick Discussing the role of the pro-Israel lobby in forming US Middle East policy is perilous. I’ve heard hundreds of stories from fellow advocates, colleagues on Capitol Hill, and journalists who have learned that lesson the hard way.… Continue Reading