Even Bill Kristol is Worried About Bolton

by Jim Lobe Bill Kristol was not altogether pleased with with last week’s announcement of the appointment of John Bolton as Donald Trump’s next national security advisor. Indeed, Kristol, who remains probably the single most influential figure in the increasingly… Continue Reading  

Four Questions about John Bolton

by Mitchell Plitnick Since John Bolton was appointed as Donald Trump’s national security advisor, I have spent a good deal of time talking about it. Those conversations have been with colleagues in the policy world, friends, and the media. In… Continue Reading  

Neocons Double their Standards on Prisoner Release

by Eli Clifton, Ali Gharib, and Jim Lobe It’s inevitable that neoconservatives will assail President Obama’s every dealing with Iran. And indeed, the denunciations were fast and furious of the deal that brought home four Americans, including Washington Post reporter… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

by Ali Gharib Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths.… Continue Reading  

Two Faulty Objections to an Iran Deal

by Ali Gharib The closing months of an Iran nuclear deal were always bound to bring a hailstorm of criticisms from opponents of diplomacy. Well, it’s happening — and maybe “hail” isn’t the right kind of storm: critics of a deal… Continue Reading