Posts In Category

Politics & Ideas

Michael Flynn's resignation from his post as national security adviser only 23 days into the Trump tenure is the first acknowledgment from deep inside Trumpworld that...
identity politics

How the two parties approached their respective presidential election cycle losses in this decade is revealing. While the GOP conducted its 2012 “autopsy” in the...
ukraine

I had just gotten back from a trip to Kiev featuring meetings with members of Ukraine’s parliament when I learned that newly confirmed Education Secretary...
russia

The Washington Post ran a blockbuster report on Thursday night that is in danger of being overlooked in the hullabaloo over the Ninth Circuit upholding...

On the last podcast of the week, Abe Greenwald and I (Noah Rothman being away) attempt to steady ourselves despite the tsunami of news that...
Iran

One of the worst fictions created by Barack Obama and Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security advisor for strategic communication, was that the Joint Comprehensive Plan...
Elizabeth Warren

So Elizabeth Warren starts quoting from a 30-year-old letter attacking Jeff Sessions on the Senate floor and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell uses a Senate...
BDS movement

Much has been written about the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the older and larger of the two major professional associations for scholars of Middle...

From the February 2017 issue: The events of the next few years would completely explode the Oslo concept and destroy the political fortunes of its Israeli...
islam

Many Americans are deeply misguided about Islam, according to an op-ed in the Washington Post by freelance journalist Michael Schulson. Those foolish souls believe that Islam...
Al Franken

In American politics, it’s never too soon to start talking about the next presidential election--now only three years and nine months away. Donald Trump, presumably, will...
donald trump

If there has been one comforting development during the first weeks of Donald Trump’s up-and-down presidency, it is that the genius of the Founding Fathers...