Article Archive

Netanyahu’s Lobby vs. the World

The Iran deal pits the allies of Israel’s prime minister against an international consensus.

August 12, 2015

A Thatcherite Approach to the Iran Deal

The Iron Lady was a principled friend to Israel who could have rallied conservatives to Obama’s nuclear agreement.

August 5, 2015

Obama vs. Netanyahu: The Decisive Months

Will Iran deal opponents sway the American public and lawmakers?

July 29, 2015

How the Iran Deal Serves America

The U.S. needs regional options beyond those Israel and Saudi Arabia approve of.

July 20, 2015

Why Is Washington Addicted to War?

Even as Obama was making peace with Iran, the U.S. moved into conflict with Russia on the side of neo-Nazis and Islamists.

July 15, 2015

The Importance of the Iran Pivot

Even as the world burns and goes bankrupt, nuclear negotiations stand out as the most urgent American foreign-policy priority.

July 1, 2015

Jeb vs. the Neocons?

A Catholic Bush just might be a peaceful one.

June 29, 2015

Dylann Roof’s Political Isolation

What this racial terrorist has in common with Nidal Hasan, Baruch Goldstein, and Anders Breivik—and what’s different in America.

June 24, 2015

Washington Prepares to Fight for Donetsk (and Ignore Baltimore)

Neoconservatives big on “toughness” would rather pick fights with Putin than address the hard law-and-order issues that founded their movement.

June 17, 2015

Heather Mac Donald’s Inconvenient Facts

Is media backlash against frank discussion of increasing crime stats driven by political fear?

June 10, 2015

Palestine’s Man-Made Drought

USA Today marvels at Israeli feats of high-tech water management, but ignores that water’s unjust distribution.

May 13, 2015

America’s Antiwar Correspondent

Iowa-born and Paris-based, William Pfaff (1928-2015) critiqued the U.S.’s messianic foreign policy for the disasters it would produce.

May 6, 2015

The American Century Is Over

A state that can’t keep its citizens secure at Camden Yards is not going to make Ukraine safe for neoliberalism.

April 30, 2015

Europe Can’t Avoid Immigration

Restrictionist rhetoric that would be unthinkable in the U.S. has moved into mainstream European publications.

April 22, 2015

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

Bill Kristol and John McCain have replaced Robert Novak and Pat Buchanan in Republican foreign policy influence.

April 8, 2015

Not Your Father’s National Front

Marine Le Pen has assembled the West’s largest, most successful anti-immigration and anti-globalist party, by playing down its racist roots.

March 26, 2015

Paris Doesn’t Bother With Bibi

The French are more concerned with Madonna’s diplomatic overtures than Netanyahu’s occupation of the bully pulpit.

March 5, 2015

Netanyahu’s Blind Spot

Full of hubris, Bibi fails to realize that Israel is not as popular as it once was.

February 25, 2015

What Ike Can Teach Obama

In the 1956 Suez Crisis, Eisenhower recognized that America’s interests did not lie with blind and unconditional support of an ally.

February 18, 2015

The Ambitions Driving the Ukraine Consensus

If we’re going to risk armed conflict with Moscow, the underlying causes ought to be grander than Michele Flournoy’s job aspirations.

February 11, 2015