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  

An Agreement That Is Good for Israel, Bad for Netanyahu

by Paul R. Pillar One of the strangest aspects of the frantic crying of alarm over Iran’s nuclear program—with the crying having reached its most publicized peak in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Republican/Likud campaign rally in the House chamber—is that the chief… Continue Reading  

Corker Bill Threatens Iran Negotiations

by Jim Lobe In January last year, we posted a devastating analysis by Ed Levine, an arms control specialist and 30-year Capitol Hill veteran, of the Kirk-Menendez bill, which seemed clearly designed to sabotage the November 2013 Joint Program Of… Continue Reading  

The US Fight Against Islamic State: Avoiding “Mission Creep”

by Wayne White Hyping the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) threat risks generating flawed policies. The White House probably is a source of frustration, as its critics claim, but others seem too eager to commit US combat troops. Meanwhile, the… Continue Reading  

Replacing Hagel: Obama’s Last Chance?

by Robert E. Hunter Chuck Hagel’s sudden departure as President Barak Obama’s third secretary of defense leaves the chief executive searching for a fourth at a time when presidents have usually settled upon a smoothly running and effective team to… Continue Reading