AIPAC Gave $60K to Architect of Trump’s Muslim Ban

by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has been noticeably quiet about the Trump administration’s slowness to denounce the spike in anti-Semitic attacks and bomb threats, its nomination of an ambassador to Israel who described J Street… Continue Reading  

Anniversary of Iran Nuclear Deal: Neocons Still Anti-Diplomacy

by Ali Gharib There is going to be a storm of hot takes to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal. And the first drops are already falling. The take that caught my eye at this early stage… Continue Reading  

Neocons Still Demanding Regime Change in Iran

by Jim Lobe The Israeli political leadership, with some notable exceptions, appears to have reduced its all-out efforts to derail the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the P5+1 and Iran in hopes of cadging a new 10-year, $50-billion… Continue Reading  

Dennis Ross: Blame America First!

by Ali Gharib The excerpt from former Obama administration official Dennis Ross’s new book, which ran recently in Politico Magazine, is a remarkable document. The excerpt is headlined “How Obama Got to ‘Yes’ on Iran: The Inside Story,” but that’s… Continue Reading  

Some Dubious Characters, Connections Among Ex-Military Foes of Iran Deal

by Ali Gharib and Grace Cason When something big happens in the foreign policy world—especially a political issue that requires a vote in Congress—advocates try to shore up their positions with what are called, in public relations terms, “validators.” On… Continue Reading