Is Romney Moving Left on Foreign Policy

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  

How the US might Begin to Rethink Egypt

The economy is clearly the most important problem facing Egypt today. Unemployment and underemployment are vast. Tourism has been shattered by recent events and may take a long time to get back on track. Foreign investments have dropped and have… Continue Reading  

Paul Pillar takes down Richard Cohen on Iran

On Tuesday Paul Pillar urged us to consider the dangerous momentum hawks gain when liberals echo their war drums by scrutinizing the “thinking and non-thinking” exemplified by Richard Cohen in his recent column about Iran. Cohen’s line of reasoning echoes… Continue Reading  

Liberals on “This Week” say Iran War is Politically Unpopular

When host Christiane Amanpour brought up Mid East peace talks on ABC’s Sunday talk show “This Week,” the topic of conversation went quickly from the talks themselves to the West’s standoff with Iran over its nuclear program. But there was… Continue Reading