Overstretching the Specter of Iranian Imperialism

by Paul R. Pillar Opponents of the nuclear agreement (really, of any agreement) with Iran continue, in an effort to divert attention from the relative advantages of having versus not having negotiated restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, to present an… Continue Reading  

Congress Learns to Compromise on Iran?

by Ali Gharib One of the most striking things about the congressional discourse about the Iran talks had been the overwrought denunciations of diplomacy by Republicans. You don’t have to look hard. Mark Kirk, the Illinois senator, takes every chance… Continue Reading  

Kristol’s Thanksgiving Meditation Makes Central Role of Israel in Neo-Conservatism Clear

For those, particularly in the timid or intimidated U.S. foreign-policy elite, who still pretend or somehow make themselves believe that Israel is not absolutely central to the neo-conservative worldview, I commend this week’s Thanksgiving editorial by Bill Kristol, scion of… Continue Reading  

Romney Has Called For Firing Of Public Officials For Far Less Than Ties To War Criminals

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress As more information emerges about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy adviser Walid Phares, Romney’s campaign, no doubt, will face increasing scrutiny over their decision to hire the outspoken anti-Muslim advocate. But potentially even more concerning… Continue Reading