As a Jew, This Makes Me Angry

by Mitchell Plitnick On Monday, I attended the National Leadership Assembly for Israel. The gathering was more than a little disquieting. Big names who addressed the audience included National Security Adviser Susan Rice, House Speaker John Boehner, Former Chair of… Continue Reading  

Syria Hawks Can’t Get No Traction

by Jim Lobe via IPS News With Syrian government forces and their allies scoring a major victory over Western- and Gulf Arab-backed rebel forces this week, neo-conservatives and other anti-Damascus hawks are trying hard to turn up the pressure on… Continue Reading  

Susan Rice at the NSC

by Robert E. Hunter Turnover in top US foreign policy and national security jobs can often be a “good thing” — for the nation and the world. New brooms at least start out with a different look at the world,… Continue Reading  

Rice Replaces Donilon as Obama’s Top Foreign Policy Adviser

by Jim Lobe via IPS News In a reshuffle of top foreign policy posts in his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that his controversial and blunt-spoken U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, will replace Tom Donilon as his national… Continue Reading  

A Strange Way to Build Trust

by Peter Jenkins Divining the Obama administration’s foreign policy intentions can be intellectually challenging. At the beginning of February the US Vice President appeared to be offering Iran an opportunity to enter into bilateral talks on the nuclear dispute. Three… Continue Reading