The Neocon-Liberal Hawk Convergence is Worse Than I Thought


by Jim Lobe Late last month, I published a post entitled “Hillary’s Foreign Policy: A Liberal-Neoconservative Convergence?” that featured the announcement of a new report by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) to be rolled out May 16.… Continue Reading  

Mr. Erdogan Goes to Washington


by Derek Davison As Jim Lobe has already noted, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Washington this week to attend the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. His visit produced a fair amount of fireworks on Thursday, as his security detail… Continue Reading  

America’s Last Gasp in the Middle East


by James A. Russell The annual spring ritual of America’s would-be presidents and politicians parading before the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) declaring their undying fealty to the Jewish state evokes an odd nostalgia in 2016. All these current and… Continue Reading  

Robert Kagan: Neocon Renegade?


by Jim Lobe  I, for one, am very eager to hear what Robert Kagan thinks about the framework agreement that has just been negotiated between the P5+1 and Iran. I’m particularly interested in what he thinks of Israeli and Republican… Continue Reading  

Will U.S. Mideast Policy Take A New Turn?


by Mitchell Plitnick The ongoing spat between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States President Barack Obama has drowned out an important issue. The entire question of the Israel-Palestine conflict seems to be out of sight and out of mind in… Continue Reading