Hagel and the Hawks

Chuck Hagel hasn’t even been nominated for Secretary of Defense and yet rumors abound that he is a frontrunner for the job. The volume of the squawking from hard-line hawks opposing his nomination reveals much about the way the neoconservative echo… Continue Reading  

U.S. Escalation Against Iran Would Carry High Cost for Global Economy

via IPS News The world economy would bear substantial costs if the United States took steps to significantly escalate the conflict with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, according to the findings of a Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) special… Continue Reading  

Bill Kristol’s Legacy

Over at the National Interest Jacob Helibrunn wonders whether neoconservative pundit William Kristol’s advising of Mitt Romney and influence over Republican party foreign policy thinking has contributed to their respective decline: What about the GOP? It’s soul-searching time. A good… Continue Reading  

Bolder Obama on Middle East, Climate in Second Term?

via IPS News With President Barack Obama winning re-election, foreign policy analysts here are pondering whether his victory will translate into major changes from the rather cautious approach he followed overseas in his first term. For now, speculation is focused… Continue Reading  

Mondoweiss Updates Rothkopf Story With Revealing Detail

Some of you may have read the story I wrote earlier this week for IPS entitled “Anti-Iran Hawks Maintain P.R. Offensive” in which I cited David Rothkopf’s totally bizarre story posted on foreignpolicy.com about a possible joint U.S.-Israeli attack on… Continue Reading