Going All in with Netanyahu

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by Paul R. Pillar The Republican Party and Republican candidates have been moving over the past few years ever more fully into the embrace of Israel’s right-wing government, even more than American politicians in general do. This trend has been… Continue Reading  

Defining “Ransom” for the Anti-Iran Crowd

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by Derek Davison Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had “secretly” sent $400 million to Iran in January, at the same time that the Iranian government agreed to release three American citizens whom it… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Anti-Semitism: Irrational or Irrelevant?

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by Ali Gharib Last week, the journalist Jeffrey Goldberg published an interview with President Obama. It’s a fascinating read, and Goldberg’s write-up as well as the full transcript are entirely worth your time. The interview focuses on Obama’s Middle East policies and,… Continue Reading  

Former Kansas Congressman Returns from Iran with a Message

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by David Shams “Imagine a positive relationship with Iran. Imagine what that might mean for the Middle East,” former US Congressman Jim Slattery said on Monday in remarks to the Atlantic Council here in Washington, DC. Slattery, who represented Kansas’ 2nd District from… Continue Reading  

The viral campaign to set a “red line” for Iran

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via The American Independent A viral video calling on world leaders to a “set the red line” to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon has garnered over 1.3 million YouTube views thanks to a savvy social media campaign on… Continue Reading