Poll: Increasing Support In US For One-State Solution

by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, yet another poll on the Middle East was released. They seem to come in a very steady stream, and once you identify the questions, the results are almost entirely predictable. But Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat… Continue Reading  

ISIS Eclipses Iran as Threat Among US Public

by Jim Lobe Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, has just released a major new poll of US public opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which Mitchell Plitnick will analyze on this… Continue Reading  

Stewarding the Deal: Business Diplomacy and Iran’s Private Sector

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj It’s no secret that business leaders worldwide are eagerly awaiting the announcement of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program this month. “Apart from Mars and the Moon, Iran is the only remaining opportunity for [our] clients,” declared Sir… Continue Reading  

Fear and Loathing in America

by James A. Russell A variety of recent opinion polls indicate that a significant portion of the American public remains deeply fearful of international terrorism. Many Americans even feel less safe now than they did before the 9/11 attacks. A… Continue Reading  

Right-Wing, Media Hype Fans the Flames of Ebola Hysteria

by Jim Lobe Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing media and some neoconservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the United States, most of the public remain… Continue Reading