Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

A Coup in Crimea—or in Russia?

The West rejects a peninsula’s secession but makes no secret of its regime-change ambitions for Moscow.

Push For New Cold War Seems to Stall

Americans—including Obama—are saying no to a neocon crusade against Russia.

Our Entirely Self-Inflicted Ukraine Disaster

It must have been nearly 26 years ago, in the spring. On …

On Ukraine, Cool the Triumphalism

I don’t recall ever feeling such ambivalence about a major political event. …

Non-Zionists With a Tailwind

We seem to be witnessing the remarkable early stirrings of a reevaluation …

Victory Over AIPAC, What It Means, What It Doesn’t

Eli Lake here does a micro-analysis of AIPAC’s failure on its Iran sanctions bill. …

Lee Smith Anoints the New Kennan

Writing in Tablet, Weekly Standard editor and neoconservative Lee Smith sounds an …

The Kerry Peace Mission: An Unbalanced Balancing Act

Like many committed to a just solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, I …

An Opening to Challenge Hillary

Andrew Sullivan here sums up the monumental sense of inevitability surrounding Hillary Clinton’s capture …

De Blasio the Craven

During my time in New York City journalism, I had at least …

The Iran Deal as an American Turning Point

It is too early to celebrate, but historians will note that the …

Bob Gates’s Farewell Warning

To be honest, apart from scanning for tidbits on a particular topic, …

A Bad Day For Kirk-Menendez-Schumer

Professional Capitol Hill watchers still can’t accurately handicap the fate of Senate …

Debunking Sharon’s Peacemaker Status

John Kerry’s statement on Ariel Sharon’s death is here. Of course diplomats should …

On Iran, the Israel Lobby May Lose

It has been often repeated that former AIPAC official Steve Rosen boasted …

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 …

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