The Real Cover-Up

by Andrew J. Bacevich There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump’s election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last,… Continue Reading  

American Exceptionalism and the Myth of Abandoned Victory

by Siamak Tundra Naficy A commonly held view, popular both in the United States and abroad, is that for the past 70 odd years, the U.S.—guided by its principles and values—has used its military force and economic strength to craft… Continue Reading  

A Balance Sheet on America’s “War on Terror” in the Middle East

by Charles W. Dunne Eighteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States remains engaged in a multi-front war against a multi-faceted extremist-terrorist threat, much of which emanates from the broader Middle East and North Africa.… Continue Reading  

Democracy Dies Amid Lies, and So Does Sound Policy

by Paul R. Pillar Two leading scholars of democracy, Larry Diamond and James Fishkin of Stanford, recently reported on an intriguing exercise that they say constitutes good news for those who worry about the state of American democracy. A representative… Continue Reading  

Emails Suggest UAE and Saudi Arabia Funded U.S.-Based Anti-Iran Pressure Group

by Eli Clifton For the second year in a row, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chose an unusual venue in which to present new escalations in the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” strategy against Iran during the annual United Nations General… Continue Reading