Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

John Mearsheimer on the Persistence of Empire

There are many salient points in John Mearsheimer’s National Interest cover story, ”America …

Kerry’s Quest for an Israel-Palestinian Peace: What You First Need to Know

The early reports from John Kerry’s latest trip to the Mideast, to …

Rand and Hillary, Profiles in Discretion

Steve Walt wonders when Hillary is going to let us in on her …

Christmas for Palestine

Over the weekend, we went to a joint Bethlehem-Washington National Cathedral service, …

Few Speedbumps for the War Party

Peter Beinart raises the troubling question: Why is the Left good at protesting …

Schumer-Menendez-Kirk Open the Back Door to War

Democrats Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (N.J.) have joined Republican Mark …

BDS Turns the Corner

The American Studies Association landslide vote in favor of boycotting Israeli institutions …

Might George Will Join the Iran Battle?

George Will has recently written two columns touting containment as the best option for dealing …

New Sanctions Won’t Help Iran Negotiations

Reacting to the Iran hawks’ contention that piling more sanctions on Iran …

Obama at the Saban Summit

Obama’s talk at the Saban Forum this past Saturday may have been …

Kissinger, Shultz Quietly Back Iran Diplomacy

In a significant if veiled rebuff to the Netanyahu-Mark Kirk maintain-the-hate line, …

A Cheney Vet Takes Aim for the Next War

John Hannah here argues that Saudi fear and loathing of Iran destroys the case …

Our “Traditional” Mideast Allies Are Not All Opposed to Iran Deal

Philip Weiss calls out WNYC host Brian Lehrer and others for emphasizing the non-Israeli …

Obama and Kerry: A Bush and Baker Restoration?

Like many—thousands? millions?—around the globe, I was glued to Laura Rozen’s twitter …

High Noon for the Israel Lobby

At this writing, it is Friday night in Geneva, and there are …

Neocons Join Bibi’s Anti-Iran Diplomacy “Wig-Out”

On the eve of the latest round of Geneva talks, Americans told …

Is Scowcroft the Last Republican Realist?

Former national security advisors Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski weigh in on …

Why a Soft Sell for Iran Diplomacy Isn’t Enough

One remarkable aspect of the Iran debate now taking place in Washington …

Mark Kirk, Foreign Policy Voice of the GOP

John Kerry’s visit to the Senate Banking Committee in an effort to …

France Blows Up Geneva

If you visit one of the few remaining large bookstores in a …

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