Saudi Arabia and Obama: Time to Reset Relations

by Emile Nakhleh President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes in the midst of a changing kingdom with a different outlook on its regional role and its relations with the United States. The US-Saudi relationship is becoming less “special,” which is… Continue Reading  

A Christmas Lesson

by James J. Zogby There are two Christmas stories. There is the romanticized antiseptic tale that has taken hold in our popular culture. It is the “Silent Night”/”Oh! Little Town of Bethlehem” version. Mary is smiling; Joseph is hovering protectively… Continue Reading  

Boykinism

Joe McCarthy Would Understand  By Andrew J. Bacevich via Tom Dispatch First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.”  Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.”  Most recently, we have an American posting… Continue Reading  

NRO: Blame Iran for Everything, Even Things Americans Do

Iran hawks have long seen the Islamic Republic as the center of the “Axis of Evil” for its support of Palestinian groups and regional ties to the likes of Hezbollah, Syria and, more recently, Turkey. The tendency is to link… Continue Reading