UAE Ambassador: Trump Least Qualified to be President

by Eli Clifton United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al-Otaiba was sharply critical of Donald Trump, even suggesting that he would seek “early retirement” if Trump won the election, according to a series of hacked emails allegedly sent… Continue Reading  

Hacked Emails Reveal Close Ties Between UAE and Anti-Iran/Qatar Advocacy Groups

by Eli Clifton United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), a group that actively opposed the Iran deal, and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), which shares staff with UANI and was “formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideologies,” are no… Continue Reading  

Sheldon Adelson and AIPAC’s Surprising $3.8 Million Business Relationship 

by Eli Clifton In public, casino billionaire and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson is on the outs with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Back in 2007, Adelson split with AIPAC after the group supported then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s initiative… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Spent $14.5 Million on TV Ads during Iran Deal Debate

by Eli Clifton In the aftermath of Senate Republicans’ failed efforts to derail the plan agreed on in July to limit Iran’s nuclear program, responsibility has fallen on AIPAC for its inability to persuade a meaningful number of Senate Democrats… Continue Reading  

Top Ten Ways That Iran Hawks Became Their Own Worst Enemies

by Eli Clifton Opponents of the agreement negotiated by the U.S. and its European allies to limit Iran’s nuclear program haven’t yet given up. There’s still a likelihood that “poison pills” will be introduced in forthcoming legislation designed to win… Continue Reading