The Impact of Money in Politics on National Security

by David Isenberg Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political orientation, agree that money has too much power in American politics. However, many don’t understand how that power affects U.S. national security. In many ways, the… Continue Reading  

The US-Israel MOU: Obama’s Legacy?

by Zaha Hassan President Obama recently pushed through a measure to advance the cause of Israel-Palestine peace. It will likely be his most enduring legacy. And virtually everyone missed it. Hidden between the dollar signs of the record-breaking memorandum of… Continue Reading  

Congressional Research Service Expert and Gulf Lobbyist Headline MEK Event

by Eli Clifton By outward appearances, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), the ex-terrorist Iranian opposition group hell-bent on regime change, appears to be losing their influence in the media. The group’s allegations about Iran’s nuclear program are met with increased skepticism… Continue Reading  

Gulf Lobbyist Fails to Disclose Ties to Qatar in Media Appearances

by Eli Clifton On Monday, MapLight’s Andrew Perez published an excellent investigation into Ed Rogers’ advocacy against the Iran nuclear agreement while working as an undisclosed lobbyist for Saud Arabia. Rogers’ behavior is particularly troubling since he registered as a… Continue Reading  

AIPAC and Congress

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading