Drugs versus Nukes

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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.