Words Matter, Mr. President

by Amb. Dennis Jett Eleven people died on Saturday. And while the President of the United States and his supporters will vehemently deny it, he is partially to blame. The eleven were riddled with bullets while I was sitting at… Continue Reading  

4 National Security Advisers, Friedman Voice Support for Hagel

As the fight over the possible nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense continues, it’s worth noting two new contributions in his favor. In a letter to the editor to the Washington Post, whose initial, remarkably silly editorial… Continue Reading  

ISIS Responds to WSJ spin on Iran nuclear report

On Oct. 19, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board argued that Iran may be closer to a nuclear weapon than even Israeli estimates and that it could be producing a “crude “gun-type” bomb of the sort that leveled Hiroshima”. From “Tick-Tock… Continue Reading  

Oil, Geo-Political Experts Say Attacking Iran Poses Huge Risks

As a bastion of foreign-policy realism, the Center for the National Interest (CNI), formerly the Nixon Center, is known around Washington for hosting very lively discussions among experts, and Friday’s session, entitled “War With Iran: Economic and Military Considerations”, was… Continue Reading  

The Alliance from Hell

How the U.S. and Pakistan Became the Dysfunctional Nuclear Family of International Relations By Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with an emphasis on “nuclear”).… Continue Reading