As Trump Goes Nuclear on Iranian Oil, Europe Must Match His Brinkmanship

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In the view of veteran observers of the oil industry, Trump has “gone nuclear.” Speaking during a background briefing on Tuesday, a senior state department official announced that the the Trump administration wants to completely eliminate imports… Continue Reading  

Some Reactions from Congress to Obama-Rouhani Phone Call

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by Marsha B. Cohen Several members of the House and Senate have responded to Friday’s historic 15-minute phone conversation between Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani. In addition to the general sense of discontent that’s been conveyed by all but… Continue Reading  

Recycling the “Friends of Hamas” Canard Against Chuck Hagel

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by Marsha B. Cohen Taking advantage of the delay in the vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to the Senate, the spinmeisters of the anti-Hagel propaganda machine have a new charge to hurl at the former Nebraska Senator. Ben Shapiro of… Continue Reading