Syria: Neocons Get Almost Giddy


by Jim Lobe Thirty-six hours after the pre-dawn cruise-missile strike against Syria’s al-Shayrat airfield, neoconservative hawks, many of whom beat the drums for war in Iraq 14 years ago, are feeling the warm spring breezes of renewal and rejuvenation. Suddenly… Continue Reading  

Bill Kristol’s Bizarre Third-Party Pick


by Eli Clifton Bill Kristol was taking incoming from Donald Trump on Tuesday morning, which the neoconservative pundit relished. Even Trump seemed nervous about Kristol’s boasting over the weekend that “there will be an independent candidate—an impressive one, with a… Continue Reading  

Neocons Defend Saudi Arabia


by Jim Lobe Much of the West is focused on the latest sectarian provocations by Saudi Arabia, such as the execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr Baqr al-Nimr followed by the formal breaking of diplomatic relations with Iran in uber-retaliation… Continue Reading  

The Fallacy of a Military Solution in Syria


by Jim Lobe In case you haven’t noticed, neocons are once again leading the charge to send in more U.S. ground forces to achieve a military solution to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) in both Syria and Iraq.

The Folly of World War IV


by Andrew Bacevich Assume that the hawks get their way — that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what?