Trump Has a $259 million Reason to Bomb Iran

by Eli Clifton On Thursday, the United States came perilously close to a military confrontation with Iran after it downed a U.S. drone that may or may not have entered the country’s air space. President Donald Trump reportedly ordered a… Continue Reading  

Two Linked Crises in the Persian Gulf

by Robert E. Hunter Iran shot down a Global Hawk U.S. surveillance drone and crowed about it. President Donald Trump says that he decided to strike back at Iran but called it off with 10 minutes to spare. Thus, the… Continue Reading  

The Fog of Selling a War

by Paul R. Pillar The “fog of war,” about which Carl von Clausewitz wrote, refers to the confusion and lack of knowledge of what an adversary is up to on a chaotic battlefield. Currently, those promoting or welcoming a war… Continue Reading  

Trump Is Misleading America into a New War

by Joe Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski This is not a drill. A new Middle East war is coming, perhaps soon. Only dramatic political action by the American people and their political leaders can stop it. President Trump says he does… Continue Reading  

MEK Impunity Undermining America’s Democracy

by Massoud Khodabandeh Even before its inception, the Trump administration was accused of foreign interference and repeated counter allegations that such charges are fake news. Now, even as House Democrats are squeezing whatever advantage they can from the Mueller investigation… Continue Reading