Drugs versus Nukes


by Paul R. Pillar Those wishing to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program, have never given up. The agreement’s ever-lengthening successful record, now more than two years old, of keeping closed… Continue Reading  

Why is NPR Giving Ample Air-Time to Anti-Iran Deal Propaganda?


by Ben Armbruster National Public Radio isn’t typically known for trafficking in right-wing talking points, but the radio news network more generally favored by Americans of progressive persuasion has been quietly garnering a reputation among Washington insiders for promoting opponents of… Continue Reading  

Why Donald Trump Might Become an Interventionist


by Paul R. Pillar Now that Donald Trump has assumed power, we will start to see demonstrations of how futile it was to have tried to project a direction of his policy, including foreign and security policy, on the basis… Continue Reading  

A Short and (In)Glorious History of U.S. Military Aid and Arms Sales


by Derek Davison With all due respect to Tom Cotton and his efforts to pick a fight with somebody, anybody, in the Iranian government, it’s rare to see the leader of a foreign country engaged in a public spat with… Continue Reading  

Should Moguls Subsidize US Military Aid to their Favorite Nations?


by Marsha B. Cohen The Obama “scandal du jour” in the Israeli press focuses on the US president having turned down a $1 billion donation to Israel’s Iron Dome program that billionaire Sheldon Adelson offered in 2012.