Military Spending and Arms Imports by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE

by Pieter D. Wezeman and Alexandra Kuimova Tense relations between Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are a major cause for concern regarding stability, security and peace in the Gulf region and in the Middle East… Continue Reading  

Surprise: Pentagon Finds Money for Wall!

by Gordon Adams It’s a miracle!  The wall can be funded!  The Pentagon can pay for it!  Hooray for America and for a bottomless Pentagon budget that is so full of excess funds that money can be found for this… Continue Reading  

NATO Came and NATO Went

by Robert E. Hunter Lasts week’s NATO mini-ministerial in Washington was designed to inject new lifeblood into the alliance, demonstrate solidarity, and send a message to President Donald Trump. Even though NATO didn’t hold a summit meeting on the occasion… Continue Reading  

After Trump

by John Feffer Donald Trump has shaken up U.S. foreign policy. Most of what he has done has been disastrous, like pulling America out of the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He has been erratic, unprincipled, aggressive,… Continue Reading  

Has the Arms Industry Captured Trump’s Pentagon?

by Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung The way personnel spin through Washington’s infamous revolving door between the Pentagon and the arms industry is nothing new. That door, however, is moving ever faster with the appointment of Patrick Shanahan, who… Continue Reading