Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Lies About Syrian Refugee Vetting

A few days ago Donald Trump named some of his foreign policy advisers, after initially saying that he was his own adviser because "I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things." Yes, he actually said that. One of the advisers he's now named is Walid Phares, who quickly established that he lies as badly as Trump. … [Read more...]

Trump Still Lying About the Iran Agreement

You should probably be sitting down when you read this, lest the shock make you fall over and break something: Donald Trump is still lying about President Obama's agreement with Iran to gut their nuclear program in exchange for lifting the international sanctions on that country. … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz’ Terrifying Foreign Policy Advisers

Donald Trump has announced that his main foreign policy adviser is himself, which we all laughed at, but that may be preferable to the advisers that Ted Cruz has on the subject. The people influencing him on foreign policy are a collection of neo-conservative bigots who never saw a country full of brown people they didn't want to bomb. … [Read more...]

Trump: I Consult With Myself on Foreign Policy

A group of more than 100 conservative and Republican national security experts have hammered Donald Trump on his incoherent and ignorant views on the military and foreign policy. Asked about that on Morning Joe, Trump said that his primary foreign policy consultant is...himself! Because he's really smart and stuff. … [Read more...]

Republican Foreign Policy Experts Oppose Trump

This is very interesting. A group of more than 100 Republican national security experts has written an open letter condemning and opposing Donald Trump's incoherent and dangerous views on those matters. The list includes major scholars like Ken Adelman, Daniel Drezner, Michael Chertoff and Michael Mukasey. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump: National Security Threat

Benjamin Wittes is a serious foreign policy expert with the Brookings Institution and he generally stays out of electoral politics. He's never endorsed a candidate, never given money to one and typically stays out of it. But he considers Donald Trump's announced policies to be so dangerous that he had to speak out about it. … [Read more...]

How Obama’s Nuclear Deal is Pushing Reform in Iran

Iran held parliamentary elections a few days ago and the results can't be anything but positive. Pro-reform candidates swept the elections almost completely and hardliners were pushed out of the parliament in massive numbers. Kaveh Mousavi, who lives in Iran and advocates reform, explains it all to us: … [Read more...]

Clinton, Kissinger and Pinochet: A Case Study in Hypocrisy

Sept. 11 was not just the date of the World Trade Center attacks, it was also the date that the American government overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende, and replaced with a brutal military dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet. That coup was conceived and implemented by Henry Kissinger. The National Security Archives has the documents to prove it: … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz’ National Security Advisor?

Robert Batemen takes a look at Dr. Victoria Coates, who is Ted Cruz' national security advisor. There's just one problem: She has no background whatsoever in national security. None. Zero. Zip. She's an art historian who helped edit Donald Rumsfeld's autobiography. That's as close to a credential or experience as she has. … [Read more...]

Saudi Troops in Syria?

The Guardian reports that Saudi Arabia is willing to send some ground troops into Syria to fight against ISIS as part of an effort by multiple Muslim nations to bring down this terrorist group that threatens them. Would this be a good idea? Would it improve or hurt the situation? I wish I had the answer to those questions. … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger

During the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton boasted that Henry Kissinger praised her work as secretary of state, a moment that really should leave liberals with their mouths agape. Henry Kissinger, undeniable war criminal and enemy of human rights and freedom, should be viewed as anything but a character witness. … [Read more...]

Gates Blasts Republicans for Absurd Foreign Policy

Robert Gates, longtime Republican, former CIA leader and Secretary of defense under both Bush and Obama, blasted the Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Rand Paul I imagine, for a childish understanding of the military and foreign policy. … [Read more...]