Partisan Tribalism and Attitudes Toward Russia

by Paul R. Pillar A poll conducted by YouGov shows that sentiment among Republicans toward Russian President Vladimir Putin has become significantly more positive (or at least significantly less negative) than it was just a couple of years ago.  This… Continue Reading  

Interview with Peter Jenkins: This American Rose Is Sick

by Kourosh Ziabari The Iran nuclear deal, popularly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has been widely lauded as a historic understanding that untangled an apparently intractable dilemma spanning over more than a decade, and opened broad new… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Spent $14.5 Million on TV Ads during Iran Deal Debate

by Eli Clifton In the aftermath of Senate Republicans’ failed efforts to derail the plan agreed on in July to limit Iran’s nuclear program, responsibility has fallen on AIPAC for its inability to persuade a meaningful number of Senate Democrats… Continue Reading  

The Fantasy and Folly of the “Better Deal” with Iran

by Derek Davison Those in and out of Congress who are working to reject or otherwise scuttle the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) insist that their goal in opposing the nuclear accord isn’t war with Iran. Rather, they say… Continue Reading  

The Republican Adoration of Egypt’s Sisi

by Derek Davison During Thursday night’s Fox News-sponsored Republican primary debate, moderator Megyn Kelly asked Texas Senator Ted Cruz whether he believes that the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is an “ideological problem in addition to a military one.” This… Continue Reading