updated Thu. October 5, 2023
February 9, 2018
Exclusive: Hundreds of thousands have pledged to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is removed, reflecting misplaced priorities and some fundamental misunderstandings, report Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry. By Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry. With Democrats and self-styledÃâÃÂ ...
January 24, 2018
"The strategic ends-means mismatch in US national military strategy persists thanks to appointees in the Departments of Defense and State who insist on extending the Obama-Bush policy of trying to police ever-expanding areas of the Eastern Hemisphere," he said. However, US forces remained smaller,ÃâÃÂ ...
The Week Magazine
January 24, 2018
Critics of American policy in the Middle East have long accused the U.S. of doing precisely that, but the reality is that as recently as the administration of ... President Trump's decision to break from Bush's policy (which President Obama also upheld) and relocate the embassy reflects the administration'sÃâÃÂ ...
September 19, 2017
Exclusive: President Trump's U.N. speech showed that despite his America First rhetoric, his policies are virtually the same as the neocon strategies of George W. Bush and liberal interventionism of Barack Obama, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry. In discussing President Trump, there is always the softÃâÃÂ ...
June 8, 2017
It has long been known by intelligence services and academic experts that it is Saudi Arabia, including members of its royal family, that have been funding Jihadi extremism in the Middle East and has for many years been spending billions to spread Salifist extremism throughout the Islamic world.
New York Times
February 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers, venturing for the first time into the fraught world of Middle East peacemaking, are developing a strategy .... But the “beyond their current borders” phrase suggested a return to George W. Bush's policy of essentially acquiescing to additional constructionÃâÃÂ ...
December 16, 2015
In various ways and words, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Ben Carson all spoke up during the CNN debate from Las Vegas in opposition to the policy that led George W. Bush and his fellow chicken hawks to oust Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein, thereby destabilizing the Mideast and leading theÃâÃÂ ...
October 21, 2015
Evgeni Zotov/FlickrDonald Trump's indictment of the Bush II administration for failing to prevent the 9/11 attacks presents an opportunity for more of a bird's eye view of American foreign policy in the Middle East, a policy that has killed many hundreds of thousands, maimed countless more, and laid waste toÃâÃÂ ...
January 24, 2015
Ever since I have sought out the most realistic political and military experts I could find to comment on events in the Mideast. These people are .... The idea of spreading democracy to the Mideast remains central to the neocon philosophy. ..... "We don't understand the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics.".
New York Times
July 20, 2006
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been asked by President Bush to travel to the Middle East, but her trip is not believed to be scheduled until sometime ... Among the attacks in Lebanon today, a convoy of medical goods donated by the United Arab Emirates was hit in the Bekaa valley near Zahle,ÃâÃÂ ...
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
June 30, 2005
Mid-May 2001 saw the publication of the Mitchell Report, which provided the administration a diplomatic framework on which to base its Middle East position. ..... In examining the first three years of the Bush administration's policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, we see that after an initial reluctance to get directly involved inÃâÃÂ ...