last updated: January 9, 2017
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last updated: January 3, 2017
A senior Israeli government minister has announced that he will introduce legislation to effectively annex Israel’s third-largest settlement, part of a plan to incrementally annex parts of the West Bank .
last updated: November 18, 2016
As Donald Trump’s national security team begins to take shape, it’s becoming clear that Trump indeed has a “basket of deplorables” around him. And many of them are going to wind up serving in his administration.
last updated: November 17, 2016
Because of his seeming lack of knowledge about the region and disinterest in the complex factors that underpin its endemic violence, the incoming president should take a measured look at the Middle East and the long-term U.S. engagement with it.
last updated: November 16, 2016
Will a President Trump put U.S. business first and expand the U.S. manufacturing workforce as part of his plan to make America great again? Or will he hold to the reflexive anti-Iran positions of the Republican Congressional majority, Sheldon Adelson, and the neoconservatives, including the NeverTrumpers who, with Democrats marginalized across the board, are already seeking ways to gain influence with whomever the president-elect chooses to advise him?
last updated: November 12, 2016
Reacting to Donald Trump’s election victory, one Israeli official said that it represented “an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the centre of the country. … This is the position of the president-elect. …The era of a Palestinian state is over.”
last updated: November 10, 2016
Although Republican opponents of the Iran nuclear deal frequently suggest unilaterally reneging on the agreement, they have never been faced with the real likelihood of a president who might go along with the proposal or, possibly, even take the lead in such an action. Now they are. And the consequences could be severely damaging to U.S. interests.
last updated: November 1, 2016
Regardless of Hillary Clinton’s national security predilections, a future Clinton administration will rapidly discover that U.S. foreign policy options are in fact quite limited. The default course is thus likely to be “more of the same” of the Obama administration’s policies and approaches.
last updated: October 14, 2016
The world according to Trump: The American economy has tanked. Mexico has sent a horde of criminals over the border to steal jobs and rape women. The Islamic State, cofounded by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is taking over the globe. “We haven’t seen anything like this, the carnage all over the world,” he has declared.
last updated: October 13, 2016
During five decades of Israeli occupation, the number of Palestinian refugees has grown with every generation, saturating basic services in the 19 camps that are home to about 200,000 people in the West Bank run by the United Nations.
last updated: September 27, 2016
From all outward appearances, AIPAC’s fundraising arm effectively pocketed the boost in fundraising revenue it enjoyed during the heated battle over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
last updated: September 26, 2016
The Israeli prime minister’s tells imaginary tales at the UN about meetings with Palestinians.
last updated: September 11, 2016
Within days of the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration announced a “war on terror,” which included launching an air war in numerous hotspots across the globe. Almost 15 years have passed and that air war is still ongoing.
last updated: February 1, 2013
William Bennett Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy John Bolton State Dept, Justice, and USAID USAID (Various Staff Positions) Stephen Cambone Director, Strategic Defense Policy, Office of Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney Secretary of Defense Eliot Cohen Policy Planning Staff for Secretary of Defense Seth Cropsey Principal Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense for Special…
last updated: February 1, 2013
Elliott Abrams State Department: Asst. Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Asst. Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Asst. Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Kenneth Adelman Deputy Representative to United Nations; Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Director Richard V. Allen Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs; National…
last updated: February 1, 2013
Elliott Abrams Special Asst. to President and Senior Director for Middle East and North African Affairs, National Security Council; Special Asst. to President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights, and International Operations, National Security Council Kenneth Adelman Defense Policy Board Richard V. Allen Defense Policy Board; National Security Advisory Group Richard Armitage Deputy Secretary…
last updated: February 1, 2013
Gordon Adams Office of Management and Budget: Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs (1993-1997) Madeleine Albright Secretary of State (1997-2000) Ronald Asmus Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1997-2000) Mark Brzezinski National Security Council Staff (1999-2000) Ivo Daalder National Security Council Staff (1995-1996) Michele Flournoy Defense Department: Deputy Assistant Secretary of…
last updated: August 19, 2011
While perusing Right Web internet data last week, we noticed a considerable bump in traffic for our profile of Bret Stephens, a deputy editorial page editor and weekly columnist for the Wall Street Journal, whose editorial page is an important bastion of neoconservative opinion. Stephens appears to help set the tone for much of the Journal’s editorial content on matters of foreign policy.
We pay careful attention to our profile traffic, since bumps for certain profiles often point to trending topics and voices. So it was somewhat disappointing to discover the apparent source of such interest in Stephens.
last updated: April 29, 2011
Right Web is available on Facebook. Become a friend! Available online at: http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/articles/category/right_web_news Right Web is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies FEATURED ARTICLES Palestine, the Arab Spring, and the Middle East Lobby By Jack Ross As the Arab Spring confronts increasing resistance from entrenched interests in the region, the Palestinian cause…
Clare Lopez is a former CIA officer and rightwing activist who has argued that the Muslim Brotherhood and a shadowy “Iran Lobby” are working to shape Obama administration policy.
Michael Ledeen, a “Freedom Scholar” at the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies, has long been obsessed with getting the U.S. to force regime change in Tehran.
Michael Flynn is a former Trump administration National Security Advisor who was forced to step down only weeks on the job because of his controversial contacts with Russian officials before Trump took office.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney has emerged as the most visible advocate of hardline security policies in the Cheney family.
Bret Stephens is a columnist for the New York Times who previously worked at the Wall Street Journal and the neoconservative flagship magazine Commentary.
Joe Lieberman, the neoconservative Democrat from Connecticut who retired from the Senate in 2013, co-chairs a foreign policy project at the American Enterprise Institute.
Former attorney general Edwin Meese, regarded as one of President Ronald Reagan’s closest advisers despite persistent allegations of influence peddling and bribery during his tenure, has been a consummate campaigner on behalf of rightist U.S. foreign and domestic policies. He currently serves as a distinguished visiting fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution.
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The President went to the region as a deal maker and a salesman for American weapon manufacturing. He talked about Islam, terrorism, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the benefit of expert advice in any of these areas. After great showmanship in Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, he and his family left the region without much to show for or to benefit the people of that war-torn region.
Although the Comey memo scandal may well turn out to be what brings Trump down, this breach of trust may have had more lasting effect than any of Trump’s other numerous misadventures. It was an unprecedented betrayal of Israel’s confidence. Ironically, Trump has now done what even Barack Obama’s biggest detractors never accused him of: seriously compromised Israel’s security relationship with the United States.
Congress and the public acquiesce in another military intervention or a sharp escalation of one of the U.S. wars already under way, perhaps it’s time to finally consider the true costs of war, American-style — in lives lost, dollars spent, and opportunities squandered. It’s a reasonable bet that never in history has a society spent more on war and gotten less bang for its copious bucks.
Trump’s reorganization of the foreign policy bureaucracy is an ideologically driven agenda for undermining the power and effectiveness of government institutions that could lead to the State Department’s destruction.
Spurred by anti-internationalist sentiment among conservative Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration, the US is headed for a new confrontation with the UN over who decides how much the US should pay for peacekeeping.
Decent developments in the Trump administration indicate that the neoconservatives, at one point on the margins of Washington’s new power alignments, are now on the ascendent?
As the end of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president approaches, it seems that his version of an “America-first” foreign policy is in effect a military-first policy aimed at achieving global hegemony, which means it’s a potential doomsday machine.