Defenders of Democracy Turn To An Awkward Ally: Saudi Arabia

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by Ali Gharib So desperate to punish Iran are the hawks of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that they’re willing to partner with one of the least democratic countries on earth to get it done. In an op-ed in… Continue Reading  

Was President Truman Pro-Israel?

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by Barbara Slavin* With U.S.-mediated Israel-Palestinian peace talks once again dangling over the abyss, a new book has kicked up controversy over the roots of U.S. policy toward Israelis and Palestinians. In Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the… Continue Reading  

So Harry Truman Wasn’t So Big on Israel, After All

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by Jim Lobe John Judis, whom I consider a truly outstanding journalist, has written a very important book which he previewed in an article posted Wednesday on The New Republic. The article, “Seeds of Doubt: Harry Truman’s concerns about Israel… Continue Reading  

Is Romney Moving Left on Foreign Policy

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As my story about the new Chicago Council on Global Affairs public-opinion survey notes, the neo-conservative and aggressive-nationalist coalition that dominated George W. Bush’s first term in office (and was responsible for the Iraq debacle) is pretty much rejected by… Continue Reading