Barack Obama’s plan was never about stopping Iran from obtaining a bomb. It was about realigning American interests in the Middle East in order to remake the Democratic Party at home.
Assessments targeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offer no proof, are instead ‘an abuse of the intelligence community’s power’
What does progressive foreign policy actually accomplish on the ground?
The American Orientalist Class attempts to paint a fantasy Middle Eastern landscape on the American canvas
But being right in Washington has a price
A consistent foreign policy can be one that clearly speaks out against the Assads of the world but then says, we can’t go to war in all these places and we can’t intervene in all these places
After criticizing Saudi Arabia’s human-rights abuses Canada now finds itself isolated, including by the U.S., while the Saudis receive international support. Is this a sign that we’ve entered a new stage in global politics?
The day after winning five primaries, the Republican frontrunner pivoted into the role of his party’s presumptive presidential nominee
Contrary to the fulminations of the radical anti-Zionist left and hawkish pro-Israel right, Sanders’s mistake had nothing to do with his being anti-Israel, and everything to do with his not knowing much about foreign policy
The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.
Plus former president Hosni Mubarak will reportedly be released from jail
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The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’
Rachel Kleinfeld, an Alaska-born Rhodes Scholar, is using her Truman National Security Project to build a new Democratic foreign-policy establishment
Tablet Magazine’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, including insights from Yossi Melman, Leslie Gelb, Judith Miller, Lee Smith, an Obama Mideast adviser, and a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt
Israeli leaders have long had only one concern when it comes to Egypt: stability, which Hosni Mubarak provided. That’s changing, no matter who ends up in charge.
There are several good reasons why Israelis are pulling for the Mubarak regime to hold onto power in Egypt. But maybe they should be embracing change there, instead.