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New York Times Editorial Board: Foreign policy, defense policy; Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, Fall 2013

Lessons From the Past on Negotiating with Iran — Republicans in Congress have gotten a lot of mileage, and headlines, out of being glibly contemptuous of the Iran nuclear deal. Some of them charged on Thursday, with barely disguised disgust, that President Obama and his negotiating team were "fleeced" and "bamboozled" by the Iranians who will gain access to $50 billion in assets now frozen in overseas banks and be able to pursue a civilian nuclear energy program if they abide by the agreement.

In Israel, Some Support the Iran Deal — As far as Americans go, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pretty much drowned out other Israeli voices on the nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers. He has called it a "historic mistake." On Wednesday, his ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, met 40 conservative members of Congress as part of a full-court Israeli push to persuade American lawmakers to vote down the accord.

When Will Chuck Schumer Weigh In on Iran? — Journalists don't usually have to ask Senator Chuck Schumer for his opinions. The New York Democrat, who is the front-runner to become his party's leader in the Senate after Senator Harry Reid retires, has a well-deserved reputation for being all too eager to share, and often overshare, his views on issues large and small.

How to Get Smart About Iran — With less than a week to go before the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers, there is an intensifying debate in Washington about the strengths and weaknesses of any agreement that might emerge.
Jun 25, 2015

NYT Editorial Board blog: How to Get Smart About Iran

An Optimist’s View of Russia — With his invasion of Crimea, deployment of troops and weapons to eastern Ukraine and ruthless oppression at home, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has steered his country far off the democratic track. The promise of the early 1990s, when the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to usher in a new era of rights and freedoms, is over.
Jun 17, 2015

NYT editorial board blog: An Optimist’s View of Russia

Jeb Bush’s Learning Curve on Russia — Few world leaders are easier to criticize these days than President Vladimir Putin of Russia. There can be no defense of his decision to annex Crimea, worsen Ukraine's civil war by sending troops and weapons to the eastern region and threaten nuclear responses if NATO tries to deter his aggression.

Obama’s Jarring Honesty on Iraq — "We don't yet have a complete strategy," President Obama told a news conference on Monday at the conclusion of a G-7 meeting in Germany. The words were jarring, coming a year into the fight against the Islamic State, and gave critics, including Republican presidential candidates, a new reason to pounce.

Ahead of Election, Erdogan Cracks Down on Critics — It's three days before Turkey's hotly-contested parliamentary election on Sunday and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the strongman of Turkish politics, is feeling desperate. How else to explain his incessant and outlandish attacks against the media and other critics?

An Unsettling Report on Iran and North Korea — As the clock ticks down to a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, the news has emerged that North Korean nuclear and missile experts may (I emphasize may because I have seen no confirmation) have visited a military site near Tehran last month.

How the Pentagon Wasted $36 Million — No government department gets what it wants more than the Pentagon. After 9/11, it had a virtual blank check to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Even now, the top civilian and military leaders are lobbying Congress for a bigger budget in 2016 and many lawmakers are all too eager to indulge them.
May 22, 2015

A $36 million footnote in a $110 billion story of mostly wasted spending in Afghanistan Welcome to Rome, 400 A.D.

May 22, 2015

RT @jamesgibney: A $36 million footnote in a $110 billion story of mostly wasted spending in Afghanistan Welcome to Rome, 400 A.D.

May 23, 2015

NYT editorial board blog: How the Pentagon Wasted $36 Million

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Aug 04, 2015

Obama Begins Campaign in Congress for Iran Nuclear Deal

Aug 04, 2015

NYT editorial: President Obama’s Tough, Achievable Climate Plan

Aug 04, 2015

From D.Kurtzer, ex US ambo to Israel & Egypt: Why Iran deal is good for Israel

Aug 04, 2015

Pretty alarming: In times of war, Pentagon reserves right to treat journalists like spies via @pressfreedom

Aug 04, 2015

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report via @Reuters

Aug 03, 2015

RT @ChemiShalev: Ret. IDF officers calling on Netanyahu to view Iran deal as fait accompli include 13 major generals and 29 brigadier generals

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