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Hawkish rhetoric dominates the campaigns as the primaries approach

The recent massacres in the US and Paris have spurred anti-Islam fervor

Neoconservatives anoint Sen. Marco Rubio

War hawks double down on doomsday criticism of the Iran deal

Senate Hawks’ Tantrums over Iran Deal Set the Stage for the 2nd Republican Debate

Armchair warmongers challenging the Iran deal

Neocons and Republican candidates go nuclear over historic Iran deal

The 2016 Republican presidential candidates compete to out-hawk each other

Job Opportunity at Right Web

Iran Hawks and Détente Dead-enders

Crying Wolf over Iran

Neocons Despair over Détente with Iran

Washington Debates Syria | Gingrich Repents

David Brooks, “Jihadist Wildfires,” and Other Oddities

The Campaign to Push for U.S. Military Action in Syria

The Neocons’ Chechen Problem

Bush III?

10 Years Later: Any Regrets?

Joe Lieberman the Neocon

The “Freedom” Faction

Washington’s New Agenda Dredges Up Old Opponents

The Anti-Hagelverse

The Next SecDef?

Election Post-Mortem

The Romney/Ryan Foreign Policy Team

The Attack-Syria Coalition: Then and Now

The MEK Lobby: Chumming with Terrorists No More

Attack of the Surrogates

Bauer, Krauthammer, Rice, and More

Paul Ryan’s Wilders-Geller-Rand Worldview

Attack of the 501c(4)s

Paul Ryan’s Foreign Policy Creds and Connections

Team Romney Goes after Iran

Globetrotting Mitt and Freewheeling Bachmann

Dick Cheney Is Back

Romney’s Foreign Policy Team

Iran and the Liberal Interventionists

The Rise of the Vulcans, Part II

The China Divide and the Future of the GOP

A Silver Lining for Palestine? AND The GOP Candidates Want More War

Saudi Counter-Revolution AND Too Stupid to Be a Neocon?

The Return of the Paranoid Style

The Narco-Terror War and Fallout from Libya to Afghanistan

Torture Redux

The WaPo Hawks

Palestine, the Arab Spring, and the Middle East Lobby

Is It Palestine’s Turn? ALSO: Michael Rubin’s Private Jihad

Iran, Latin America, and the Neocons; Commentary Smears Right Web

Iran’s Bizarro “Green Movement” and the Neocon Replay on Libya

Egypt and the Iranian Legacy

Whither the Party Line on Egypt? ALSO: Profiles of Irving Moskowitz, Leon Wieseltier, and more

Whither Syria and Lebanon? AND: Profiles on Ellen Bork, Foreign Policy Initiative, and more

Apostate Muslims & US Militarism; Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Fallout from Wikileaks, and

The Real Middle East Lobby; Profiles on Clarion Fund, Freedom Watch, and more.

Tea Partiers v Neocons: Whither US Foreign Policy after the Midterms?

The Right Gets Feverish over Siberia; Profiles on Andrew C. McCarthy, J. Michael Waller, and more

Whither Mideast Peace? Profiles on John Bolton, Dinesh D’Souza, and more

Neocon Echo Chamber 2.0; Profiles on Keep Israel Safe, the Hudson Institute, and More

Shutting Down Debate in the UK; What’s Up with Jeffrey Goldberg? And more.

The Civilian Control Trap and the Meaning of Withdrawal; Profiles on Max Boot, Newt Gingrich, & more

Amitai Etzioni and War with Iran; the Emergency Committee for Israel; and more

Obama and Netanyahu—Friends Again? Profiles on Caroline Glick, Leon Wieseltier, and More

In Bed with the Generals; Profiles on Fred Kagan, Institute for Study of War, Blackwater, and more

Attacking the new nuclear posture; Flotilla fallout; Ed Meese, Michael Rubin, and more.

China, the new Mideast power; Profiles on Kristol, Abdelnour, Gaffney, AIPAC, and more.

Whither the Obama peace plan? Profiles on Chalabi, Kyl, Kirk, Santorum, and Brownback

Our new home; Bibi’s misguided rightwing affair; Profiles on Michael Makovsky and more

Who are the “Eurocons”? AND Obama’s Mixed Message on Afghanistan

Hyping the EMP Threat; New Profiles of John Nagl, United Against Iran, Seth Cropsey and more

Neoconservative Resurgence in the Age of Obama. Also profiles on Newt Gingrich, and more

Is Obama the second coming of de Gaulle? Profiles on the Center for a New American Security, Dan Sen

Profiles on the Foreign Policy Initiative, Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Kagan, and more

The Obama Paradigm Shift; Profiles on Zuhdi Jasser, Eric Edelman, William Luti, and Elaine Chao

Why Iraq? Plus New Profiles on the Clarion Fund, Michael Chertoff, Condoleezza Rice, and More

Whither Af-Pak?; From the Makers of PNAC; The Rebirth of COIN; Profiles on the Cheneys

The myth of Mideast dominance; profiles on Steve Rosen, Dennis Ross, John Yoo, Peter Wehner, Blackwa

The Funders of the Right

Obama’s Foreign Policy; Farewell to Cheney; The AEI Breakup; Profiles on Weyrich, Neuhaus, and

Whither Neoconservatism in the Obama Era? Plus: Dick Cheney’s Vice Presidency Investigated

The Greening of National Security; Plus Profiles on David Frum, Robert Lieber, and Michael Goldfarb

Obama, East Africa, and the “war on terror”; Profiles on John McCain, Victor Davis Hanso

Sheldon Adelson, Money v. Ideology; Dennis Ross; Ken Adelman; Clarion Fund

Whither Pakistan’s Hearts and Minds; Profiles on Max Boot, Joshua Muravchik, and James Roche.

The Nowhere Debate; Profiles on Blackwater, Julie Finley, Michael Evans; And More.

Chairman Lieberman’s “War on Terror”; Profiles on Michael Ledeen, James Woolsey, a

Defense Contractors Operating with Weak Oversight; Who’s Benefitting from the Georgia Crisis;

Counterproductive Syria Policy; The Right on Georgia; Plus Profiles on the International Republican

Bush’s Confusing Foreign Policy—the Middle East and North Korea; Plus Profiles on Global

Blackwater and Erik Prince; Plus Profiles of Regnery Publishing, John Lehman, and Paul Wolfowitz

Iran Sanctions Bill Could Undermine Diplomacy; Plus, Profiles on Caroline Glick, Randy Scheunemann a

PNAC: Please Contact the Billing/Support Department; Plus, Profile on Project for the New American C

Pentagon Reined in Cheney’s Plans for Iran Strikes; Plus, Profile on Douglas Feith, Thomas McI

Bush Visits His “New” Middle East; Plus, Profile on Natan Sharansky & Barry McCaffre

Embedding the Analysts: Modern-Day Propaganda?; Plus, Profile on Paul Vallely, Steve Forbes, Bret St

From Al Qaeda to Iran; Plus, Profile on John Hagee, Christians United for Israel, Jeb Bush and more

Bush’s Two-Man Song and Dance; Plus, Profile on John Yoo, Devon Gaffney Cross, Pete Wilson and

Missing the Point in Pakistan; Plus, Profiles on the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and I

The Pitfalls of Forecasting Foreign Policy; Plus, Profiles on Freedom’s Watch, 1992 Draft Defense Pl

Where the Candidates Stand; Plus, Profiles on Norman Podhoretz, George Weigel, Paul Wolfowitz, Amore

Israel after the NIE; Sheldon Adelson; Laurent Murawiec; Fred Thompson; and John Isaacs on "Mis

Whither the Realists in 2008? Plus: Updates on Tom Tancredo, Melvin Sembler, Bill Kristol, and More

Congressional 2007 Scorecard on National Security; Christopher DeMuth; Leon Wieseltier; Nicholas Ebe

It’s Not Really the Economy; Dealing with Damascus; John Ashcroft’s Payday; John Lehman, and more

"Disinformation" on Iran; the NIE Aftermath; Kenneth Timmerman; Eleana Benador; Conrad Bla

The National Intelligence Estimate, Annapolis, and the Mideast Strategic-Consensus Fantasy; Clifford

Misreading Pakistan; Attacking Annapolis; Reinterpreting the Syria Airstrike; One Jerusalem, and mor

Israeli Hawks Downplay Iranian Nukes; the New Arc of Crisis; Stifling Dissent; FreedomWorks; Emanuel

On the Warpath to Regime Change; AEI, WINEP, and Hudson; UN Watch; Reuel Marc Gerecht; and more

Congress and Iran; Intel Déjà Vu; Hawking Iran in Europe; JPod and Commentary

America’s Africa Misadventure; the Forgotten American Coalition; Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week; the

Whither Torture; Fred Thompson; Misinterpreting the Militias in Iraq; and More

Disappearing Diplomacy, Paul Vallely, Michael Gerson, and more

Whither Congress and the war; Midge Decter; Center for Security Policy; Rumsfeld’s new home—th

The General Goes to Washington; William Schneider Jr.; Daniel Gouré, and More

Convenient “Critics”; the “Defend-the-Surge” Campaign; Freedom’s Watch; Shulsky; Frum; and more

Iran’s Nuclear Pursuits; Plus Noriega, Luti, Brooks, and More

Bush’s “Neocon World”; Teaming with the Insurgents; Rove leaves, and Donald Kagan

Regime Change in Iran; Profits in the Middle East; More

Whose Democracy Agenda? Wattenberg, Dobriansky, and Fort

The Dems’ 6-Month Appraisal; Freedom House; Office of Iranian Affairs; The Israel Project

The Democracy Agenda; Lord Black’s Day in Court; The Moral Compass Gone Awry

Getting Africa Wrong; The Bush Breakdown; The Wolfowitz-Zoellick Two-Step

The Media War; The Jerusalem Summit and Friends

The Fall of the Mideast Agenda; Chertoff; Horowitz; Prager; Gershman

Quitting the Mideast?; Daniel Pipes; the Al-Qaida Gambit

The War over Iraq; Zoellick at the Bank?; Intel Failure Redux

Giuliani’s War; The Bingo Connection; JINSA and Friends; "Proxy Armies"?

Defense Cuts; Whither the Hawks; and More

Protecting the Bush Legacy; The U.S.-Likud Right Connection; and Fred Thompson for Prez?

The Abrams Redux; Wolfowitz’s Friends; Jeffrey Gedmin at Radio Free Europe, and More

An AEI President? Plus: The President’s Reading List

The Neocon Media Machine

An Immigration-Terrorism Link?; Conrad Black on Trial; and Fukuyama’s Revelation

The Africa Cadre; Eliot Cohen and World War IV; Nina Shea and Christian Persecution

Mideast Hegemony Blowback; the “Theocons”; and Santorum is Back

The Failed Shiite Gambit; Plus: the American Foreign Policy Council, James Woolsey, and Ahmed Chalab

Gingrich’s Return? Plus: the Claremont Institute, Dinesh D’Souza, and more

Bush’s Messes in Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan; Plus NGOWatch, Richard Perle, and more

Urban Legends; Plus, All the VP

The New Congress, Somalia, and more

The Surge Urge; plus Frederick Kagan, John Negroponte, and more


The ISG Report

Failing on Iran, Hawking China, and more

The U.S.-China Commission—A Hawk’s Nest; Plus New Profiles on the Manhattan Institute and Marshall

SPECIAL REPORT: An In-Depth Look at the Rise and Decline of an Influential Political Faction

Neocons Set Their Sights on Space, PLUS: New Profile on the EMP Commission

Midterm Elections

Proliferation and Plan B

Henry Who?

New Neocons

End Times

Forgotten, But Not Gone

DIY Energy Policy

A Real Clean Break in the Middle East

Protecting the Paradigm

Tacking Right?

Abrams in Jerusalem

Playing Cowboy

Could the Midterm Elections Spell an End to Military Follies?

State of Schizophrenia?

Neocon Redux: Blame Iran, Back Israel

The Neocons are Talking War

Immigration Reform, Iran Regime Change

Iran Freedom and Regime Change Politics

AEI Scholars Call for Iran Regime Change and Possible War

Tom Tancredo, Federalist Society, Illegal Poet

Cheney’s Men, Weekly Standard

The Sibel Edmonds Saga, American-Turkish Council

Restrictionism, Katrina, Bush Foreign Policy Team

Glue that Binds, Right Wing Foundations

The Right’s Legal Troubles, John Roberts

Crusade of the Democratic Globalists, Neocon Democracy

The Return of the Nuclear Warriors

Ideologies of Anti-Immigration Forces

Hawks and Chickenhawks

Whose Side Are You On?

AIPAC, Robert Joseph, Good Neighbor

Introducing Global Good Neighbor

Bad Neighbor Crouch, Bolton, Edelman, Wolfowitz

Move America Backward

Shock & Awe Appointments

Bolton, Negroponte, Noriega, and more

Legal Dragnet, Fallen Hawk, Faith-Based Government

Untangling the Right’s Web

Neocons & Liberals Together, Again

Blame CIA, John Lehman, Philanthropy Roundtable

Neocons Down but Not Out

Who is Stephen Cambone

Liberal Hawks

Iraq, Brussels, Podhoretz

Special NATO Issue

Iraq, Middle East

Syria, Lebanon

Patriarchy, Gay Marriage, New Neocon Think Tank

Iraq War, Intelligence-Gathering, Intelligence Reformers

This Week, Tangled Web, Libertarian

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is one the Senate’s more ardent supporters of militaristic U.S. foreign policies.

The Tikvah Fund has worked closely with neoconservative think tanks and media outlets as well as many universities to promote conservative ideologies.

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City a 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has been a vocal advocate for staunchly militaristic foreign policies.

Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is known for racist and reactionary rhetoric, in addition to his ignorance about nuclear weapons strategy, Middle East conflicts, and the value of allies.

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is a prominent congressional hawk on both foreign and domestic policy.

Former CIA director Michael Hayden has been a stalwart advocate of the Bush record on torture and warrantless wiretapping.

Kelly Ayotte is a Republican senator from New Hampshire who is close to right-wing and neoconservative factions.

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From the Wires

Whoever moves into the White House next January should be willing to “take more risk to find some common ground with Iran,” according to a new report released by the non-partisan Atlantic Council.

As the GOP establishment scrambles for the lifeboats in the wake of Donald Trump’s disastrous campaign, Trump’s biggest donor, Sheldon Adelson, is moving full-steam ahead, writing big checks and mobilizing newspapers owned by his family to support Trump, even as the candidate careens toward a massive defeat.

Osama bin Laden surely died happy. He devoted the last third of his life to creating animosity between the West and Islam and to driving a wedge between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Today, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey are all estranged from the United States. And, as an unexpected bonus, so is Israel.

Saudi Arabia has launched a charm offensive following the historic vote by the European Parliament demanding an arms embargo on Riyadh.

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.

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.

Among the lingering effects of this awful election campaign season will be widespread misunderstanding of serious issues of foreign policy, beyond even the habitually low baseline public understanding of many such issues.