Zarif’s Resignation: Foreign Betrayal, Domestic Infighting

by Farhang Jahanpour After Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced his resignation via Instagram shortly before midnight local time on February 25, many foreign pundits and officials celebrated his departure. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response was “Zarif is… Continue Reading  

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