How ‘Israel Hayom’ became Trump’s mouthpiece in the Middle East

By Refael Afriat When Israel Hayom, now the most widely-read newspaper in Israel, was launched in 2007, it was promptly nicknamed the Bibiton (a portmanteau of Bibi, Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname, and “iton,” the Hebrew word for newspaper). Over the ensuing 12… Continue Reading  

Don’t Make It About the Oil

By Paul R. Pillar Confusion has prevailed regarding the purposes of the U.S. troop presence in Syria, and whether the declared purposes are the actual ones. Originally the expedition was widely understood to be all about combating the Islamic State… Continue Reading  

Savior Admirals And Generals, Civilian-Military Relations, And The Presidency

By James A. Russell Recent statements by a bevy of retired admirals and generals, former Special Operations Commander Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven, and former Defense Secretary General (Ret.) Jim Mattis’s admonishment of the commander-in-chief, President Trump, provide insight into some… Continue Reading  

The Ultimate Case For Trump’s Impeachment And Removal From Office

By Lawrence Wilkerson With regard to President Trump’s ill-thought-out plan to host the upcoming G7 meeting at one of his own properties in Doral, FL, Republican Tom Cole exclaimed on Monday: “I think there was a lot of concern. I’m… Continue Reading  

Taking the U.S. and Iran Off Collision Course

by International Crisis Group A series of escalations in both word and deed have raised fears of U.S.-Iranian military confrontation, either direct or by proxy. It is urgent that cooler heads prevail – in European capitals as in Tehran and… Continue Reading