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The New York Times and the Enduring “Threat” of Isolationism via Tom Dispatch by Andrew J. Bacevich The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend. Purporting to steer clear of war, isolationism fosters it. Isolationism impedes the spread of democracy.… Continue Reading  

Roger Cohen: “Netanyahu has talked himself into a corner on Iran.”

The New York Times columnist explains how and why the Israeli Prime Minister’s “blunders” on Iran are counter-productive and self-defeating: Netanyahu has talked himself into a corner on Iran. He has set so many “red lines” on the Iranian nuclear… Continue Reading  

Roger Cohen: The Doctrine of Silence

By Gary Sick Roger Cohen, my favorite columnist at the New York Times, combines the uncommon qualities of courage and analytical astuteness. He sees beyond the horizon and does not flinch from describing what he sees — even when that… Continue Reading  

Pro-Peace Jewish Lobby Group Urges Obama to Seize Moment

From the IPS wire (links added): WASHINGTON, Mar1, 2011 (IPS) – J Street, the Washington-based “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” advocacy group, drew a large crowd to its annual conference this year despite criticism over its controversial calls for the Barack Obama administration… Continue Reading  

J Street Panel: Iran’s Nuclear Program is on the backburner but Israel Must Avoid “Rash Action”

J Street’s annual conference hosted a panel discussion this morning on “Averting the Crisis: American Policy Options.” The panel was notably missing the hawkish voice of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Patrick Clawson (who canceled earlier in the… Continue Reading