When NPR Is More Dangerous than Fox News

by Robert Wright When military conflict between the United States and Iran seems to be approaching, and you’re trying to get a clear picture of the situation, I’m only half-kidding when I say there’s a case to be made for… Continue Reading  

Clash of Civilizations 2.0

by Robert Wright According to some officials in Sri Lanka, last week’s bombing of hotels and churches by ISIS-affiliated jihadists came in retaliation for the mosque shooting in ChristChurch, New Zealand five weeks earlier. There are reasons to doubt this… Continue Reading  

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