Waiting for Mueller—and Losing on Russia

by Robert E. Hunter Long-running anticipation of Robert S. Mueller III’s report on the 2016 presidential election has become like a Samuel Beckett play. Indeed, near the end of Waiting for Godot is the following exchange: Estragon: I can’t go… Continue Reading  

Congress and Saudi Arabia

by Alireza Ahmadi Reflecting on the unpopularity of the U.S.-Saudi relationship after the September 11 attacks, scholar F. Gregory Gause III said that the relationship has never been based on public support but rather on “an elite bargain” that overcomes “vast political… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iran Deal Groups Better Funded Than Pro-Deal Groups By Nearly Five to One

by Eli Clifton The Democratic Party has latched onto the message that critics of the Iran deal are spending big money over the next 60 days to kill the agreement in Congress. Last Wednesday, for example, House Minority Leader Rep.… Continue Reading  

Middle Eastern Turmoil and the Scaremongering on Iran

by Paul R. Pillar It has not been a smooth month for those who want to keep Iran in pariahdom forever and thus seek to kill any international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions bill that is the deal-killers’… Continue Reading  

Chutzpah Squared: Bibi and Boehner

by Jim Lobe As Mitchell Plitnick pointed out on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on February 11, although now it appears that Bibi would like to… Continue Reading