Neoconservative Comeback? They Never Left

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by Mike Lofgren Just as with entomology or botany, foreign policy analysis is largely an exercise in taxonomy: is some politician a realist or an idealist, a liberal internationalist or a national-interest proponent, an interventionist or an isolationist? Although thinking… Continue Reading  

The Death of the Two-State Solution

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by Sandy Tolan Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won’t find any acknowledgement of this in the official record. Formally, the U.S. still supports a… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Love Affair with Nukes Is Actually a Threesome

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by Eli Clifton Yesterday morning, MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough revealed that “several months ago, a foreign policy expert, on the international level, went to advise Donald Trump and three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons.” Scarborough said… Continue Reading  

Zbigniew Brzezinski: “Engage Iran”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, political scientist and former adviser to Jimmy Carter, opposed the war on Iraq and criticized the U.S.’s handling of Afghanistan. His criticism of the U.S.’s “special relationship” with Israel resulted in him being shunned from the Obama administration… Continue Reading