Responding to the Cotton Letter

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by Diplomacy Works [Four GOP senators wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week urging him not to certify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has been one of the… Continue Reading  

Rex Tillerson and the Russia File

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by Hannah Gais Donald Trump may have finally abandoned his enthusiastic denialism surrounding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But if the events of the past week are any indication, the president-elect and his cabinet have quite the uphill battle… Continue Reading  

Has Trump Become Adelson’s “Perfect Little Puppet”?

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Amid continuing controversy over whether and how much Donald Trump owes his election to Vladimir Putin, it seems pertinent to ask whether he has other IOUs outstanding. Although his consistent praise of the Russian… Continue Reading  

Adelsons Distancing From Trump, Boosting Rubio

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by Eli Clifton From most outward appearances, Sheldon Adelson is losing patience with Donald Trump, whose candidacy he supported with $10-$25 million (depending on the source). The GOP megadonor is now shifting his attention down ballot in an effort to… Continue Reading  

For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

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by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading