Leak-Shopping and the Politicization of Intelligence

by Paul R. Pillar Consistency has not been a hallmark of the Trump Administration’s posture regarding the divulging to the press and the public of information that had been the stuff of behind-closed-doors deliberations inside government.  Members of the press… Continue Reading  

Flynn’s Resignation: National Security Reboot?

by Robert E. Hunter National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned yesterday from his position in the Trump administration. Reportedly, he spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States about sanctions on Russia before the national security advisor had taken… Continue Reading  

Mouth Wide Shut

by John Feffer Barack Obama was, in 2008, the anti-torture candidate. It’s a sad comment on the state of U.S. democracy that such a thing ever existed. After all, it would be startling to hear appeals from a pro-oxygen or… Continue Reading  

Jim Lobe on Obama vs. Romney’s approach to Iran

Last week IPS Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discussed how Barak Obama and Mitt Romney might differ with respect to Iran based on Obama’s record and Romney’s campaign thus far. Q: How might the approach to Iran differ depending on… Continue Reading  

Please exhale: Israel is not going to attack Iran

via Gary’s Choices By Gary Sick Every few months there is a concocted “crisis” involving suggestions that Israel is just on the verge of attacking Iran. This cycle started almost a decade ago, and it has repeated itself roughly annually,… Continue Reading