The Damage to U.S. Interests Abroad of Domestic Political Intemperance

by Paul R. Pillar Tom Cotton’s sophomoric stunt of an open letter to the Iranians telling them not to have confidence in whatever the United States puts on the negotiating table has received the broad and swift condemnation it deserves.… Continue Reading  

Cruz, Inhofe Circulate Draft Resolution To End All Bilateral Talks With Iran

by Jim Lobe What Sen. John McCain referred to as the “wacko-bird” faction of the Republican Party is seeking co-sponsors for a new resolution that would forbid the Obama administration from engaging in any bilateral talks with Iran unless Tehran… Continue Reading  

Chuck Hagel’s Senate Voting Record

Not too long ago, John McCain considered Chuck Hagel to be one of  the leading voices on national security and foreign policy in the Senate. “I’d be honored to have Chuck with me in any capacity,” McCain said in 2006. Although… Continue Reading  

Inhofe Now Supports Confirming Amb. Ford To Syria Post: ‘I’ve Been Proven Wrong’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When President Obama said he intended to fill the five-year vacancy at the U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria, Republicans went wild, expressing opposition to an appointment and, eventually, blocking confirmation. Last December, Obama gave… Continue Reading