Storms in the Anthropocene and Post-Truth Epochs


by Paul R. Pillar The loss of respect for truth is one of the most consequential features of public affairs in American today. The roots and causes of this tragic development are multiple. The spread of social media and the… Continue Reading  

Responding to the Cotton Letter


by Diplomacy Works [Four GOP senators wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week urging him not to certify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has been one of the… Continue Reading  

Gorka’s Beltway Boosters Leave Him Hanging


by Eli Clifton Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, might be on his way out of the White House. Following LobeLog’s February article on the White House staffer wearing a medallion from a Hungarian nationalist organization with a… Continue Reading  

Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization Is Bad for America


by Emile Nakhleh Much has been written recently about the Trump administration’s possible plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization. Such thinking reflects ignorance of the organization and its history, ideology, and deep roots in the Muslim… Continue Reading  

Ideological Warfare Against Nonviolent Political Islam


by Paul R. Pillar Legislation introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) is regrettable on multiple counts.  It represents a perversion of the FTO list… Continue Reading