Saudi Arabia, Armaments And Conflict In The Middle East

by Pieter D. Wezeman Throughout the Middle East, many governments have placed a heavy emphasis on military force as a central tool for pursuing their political agendas and foreign policy aims and for dealing with perceived threats internally and abroad. Many… Continue Reading  

Does the Road to Korean Denuclearization Run through Tehran?

by Peter Jenkins The March 15 edition of the Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed by Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg that seeks to make trouble for Iran by exploiting President Donald Trump’s decision to meet North Korea’s supreme leader… Continue Reading  

Dr. Strangelove in the Pentagon

by Rajan Menon If you’re having trouble sleeping thanks to, well, you know who… you’re not alone. But don’t despair. A breakthrough remedy has just gone on the market.  It has no chemically induced side effects and, best of all, will… Continue Reading  

Israel Gives Up Little to Get Largest Ever U.S. Arms Deal

by Seth Binder Despite the tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the United States and Israel have finally signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). After pushing off negotiations until the Iran deal concluded, Netanyahu has “settled”… Continue Reading  

The Pentagon’s Potlatch

by John Feffer Among the Kwakiutl and several other indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, the potlatch was a ritual of hospitality. The host would invite guests to a big feast and then distribute gifts. The distribution was a way… Continue Reading