The “bomb-bomb-bomb Iran” caucus is back at it demanding continued sanctions on Iran despite the tight constraints on its nuclear program, another scheme to kill the deal, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.
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The ‘Hybrid War’ of Economic Sanctions
U.S. politicians love the “silver bullet” of economic sanctions to punish foreign adversaries, but the weapon’s overuse is driving China and Russia to develop countermeasures, as British diplomat Alastair Crooke explains.
Jack Lew’s Footprints in Cayman Sand
Jack Lew, the new U.S. Treasury Secretary, follows in the footsteps of other Wall Street insiders to hold that position. His Cayman accounts and “golden parachutes” also may make it hard for him to put himself in the shoes of…
The Ever-Revolving Revolving Door
The Wall Street banks may have crawled back from the cliff of 2008 and may have trimmed their bonuses a bit as they adjust to a more austere America but they still get to place ex-employees in key government jobs, close…