Netanyahu and Trump, Joined at the Hip

By Paul Pillar  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under indictment for corruption, has been launching vociferous counterattacks that sound quite familiar to anyone (including editorial pages of the mainstream U.S. press) who has been following a parallel story of high-level… Continue Reading  

Impeachment and Damage to U.S. Foreign Policy

By Robert E. Hunter Russia, and especially Ukraine, have been centerpieces of the House impeachment hearings, as well as of massive media coverage. But largely lost in the domestic politics focused disarray is serious discussion of the foreign policy aspects… Continue Reading  

Impeachment and Its Lessons About Patriotism

By Paul R. Pillar Sometimes an accusation that a mote is in someone else’s eye (to paraphrase a biblical quotation) ought to underscore the significance of the beam that is in the accuser’s eye.  Donald Trump’s tactic of accusing his… Continue Reading  

U.S. Maximum Pressure Meets Iranian Maximum Pressure

By Ali Vaez and Naysan Rafati Iran announced on 5 November that it is moving ahead with incremental breaches of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). According to President Hassan Rouhani, as of 6 November, Tehran will start… Continue Reading  

Servants of the U.S. National Interest

By Paul R. Pillar The roles of national security professionals who spend careers in government have gotten increased attention lately, mainly because some of their number have been thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight because of the possible impeachment of Donald… Continue Reading