Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

Donald Trump’s Nuclear Test

He wins by defying the GOP establishment at every turn. But will he fall into line on Iran?

Netanyahu’s Lobby vs. the World

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

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.

Obama vs. Netanyahu: The Decisive Months

Will Iran deal opponents sway the American public and lawmakers?

How the Iran Deal Serves America

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

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.

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.

Jeb vs. the Neocons?

A Catholic Bush just might be a peaceful one.

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.

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.

Heather Mac Donald’s Inconvenient Facts

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

Palestine’s Man-Made Drought

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

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.

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.

Europe Can’t Avoid Immigration

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

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

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

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.

Paris Doesn’t Bother With Bibi

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

Netanyahu’s Blind Spot

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

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.

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