Home for the Holidays

by Robert Wright Today and tomorrow, many readers of this blog will be hosting or attending holiday family dinners, which can always rather fraught events, particularly if there are strong and sharply divided political views in this Age of Trumpism… Continue Reading  

Lobe and Wright on How Trump Could Spark a Disastrous Conflict

Jim talked with Robert Wright on bloggingheads.tv Thursday on some of the foreign-policy perils and proclivities of the people Donald Trump has named as top officials so far. It runs a bit over an hour, but you may find it… Continue Reading  

Say what? “AP: Diagram suggests Iran working on nuclear bomb”

Those unnamed officials “from a country critical of Iran’s nuclear program” are at it again. This week they leaked an illustration to to the Associated Press which supposedly demonstrates that “Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that… Continue Reading  

Who’s the war candidate?

Robert Wright points out why a first-term President Mitt Romney would be more susceptible to hardline pressure on Iran than a second-term President Barack Obama: Second-term presidents think legacy, and nothing says legacy like peacefully and enduringly solving a problem that’s been depicted… Continue Reading  

What did Netanyahu really say at the UN?

In case you missed it, the Atlantic’s Robert Wright penned a sharp analysis of what can only be called Bibi Netanyahu’s Iran speech at the United Nations last week. Say what you will about the Israeli Prime Minister’s cartoon-like graphic-aid,… Continue Reading