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The Beirut Echo Chamber

News of the News: How Lebanon came to host an information campaign designed to protect the pro-Iran policies of the Obama administration from the pro-Saudi policies of the Trump administration

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John Kerry Was Right About Terrorism in 2004, and Donald Trump And His Generals Are Wrong

‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’

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Democratic and Republican Elites Are Using Trump to Whitewash 16 Years of Foreign-Policy Disasters

Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?

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North Korea Tested an ICBM. Iran Is Next.

‘Autocracies are less likely than democracies to sign international agreements and when they do, they are more likely to cheat. But we never seem to learn our lesson.’

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The Strange Tale of Jay Solomon: Iran Deal Expert, Arms Runner, or Dupe?

Iran Week: Why was the Wall Street Journal reporter fired?

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How Trita Parsi and NIAC Used the White House to Advance Iran’s Agenda

How a small pro-Iranian lobby became part of a vast messaging machine to push the nuclear deal that helped reshape the Middle East

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Is Israel Catching Up Too Late to a Major Strategic Threat from Iran?

The Jewish state confronts the possibility of a new front—or two—in its ongoing conflict with a hostile regional power on the rise

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Are North Korea and Iran Cooperating to Build Long-Range Weapons of Mass Destruction? An Assessment.

Iran Week: Here’s what we know about Iran’s secret ballistic missile and nuclear technological exchanges with the defiant rogue state of North Korea

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and BDS

How a storied philanthropy came to lend its legitimacy—and money—to groups that push boycotting Israel

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What Obama Owes Putin—and Why Donald Trump Is Left Holding the Bag

Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.

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No One Is Afraid of AIPAC

The flagship pro-Israel lobbying organization failed to stop Obama’s Iran Deal. It may lose even more influence under Trump.

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Trump’s Iran Deal Trap: ‘Renegotiation’ vs. ‘Enforcement’

Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away

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Wise Up

How American Jews are wooed with meaningless gestures

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Keith Ellison’s Life as NIAC Cheerleader

The would-be head of the DNC has a long, cozy history with the Tehran lobby

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Obama’s Syria Policy Striptease

America’s Moral Collapse in Syria: Why hasn’t the administration done anything about Syria, and won’t? Because the Iran Deal.

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In N.J. Congressional Race, a Political Role Reversal

The Republican looks to Tehran, while the Democrat defends Israel 

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The Never-Ending Debate Over the Iran Deal (Back-to-School Edition)

Latest developments in the deployment of Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement: Are we safer?

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The U.S. and Israel Are Reportedly Close to Signing a 10-year Defense Aid Deal

Amid the noise of the American presidential election, the U.S. and Israel are working out a Memorandum of Understanding—a small breakthrough in a countries’ fraying relationship

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Surprise! The Government Lied About the Iran Deal

A trusty guide to the deal’s contradictions

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U.S. Levies Terror Sanctions Against Iran-Based al-Qaeda Leaders

Three senior al-Qaeda operatives landed on the U.S. Treasury’s global terrorist list. What’s perplexing is that they all operated from Iran.

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An Important Part of the Iran Nuclear Deal Was Just Made Public for the First Time

An AP report revealed that nuclear restrictions on Tehran will be eased sooner than expected

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The End of AIPAC’s Israel Monopoly

What happened to the most powerful lobby in recent U.S. foreign-policy history?

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The First Post-Nuclear Deal Holocaust Cartoon Contest Is Coming to Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian government has no connection to the contest, which is apparently hogwash. So what are we to make of the nuclear deal?

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Will Tehran Be Given Access to the U.S. Dollar?

In one debate surrounding the JCPOA, it’s all about the Benjamins

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Was Iran Involved in Sept. 11? A Federal Judge Awards Victims $10.5 Billion in Damages.

But the Obama Administration bets $100 billion that Iran is innocent

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Ending the Mindset Is Hard

President Barack Obama has done more to pivot the United States away from the hawkish foreign policy entrenched in Washington than even his supporters give him credit for

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The ‘Washington Post’ Pulls Out of Iran, While the ‘New York Times’ Cashes In

Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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Iran’s Parliament Votes to Endorse Nuclear Deal

After a heated session in Tehran, lawmakers pushed the bill forward in a victory for President Hassan Rouhani

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Do Iranian Clerics Dream of Eliminating Israel?

The enlightened-benighted paradoxes of the Shia state have deep roots, and relations with Jews are at a historical nadir

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