Conflict update: February 9 2017

Just by way of an update, there’s a pretty good chance this place will be quiet tomorrow. I’m traveling again and, well, I might just feel like crashing afterwards. That’s also why this is posting a few hours earlier than I usually post these updates. #ThanksTrump As the Trump administration decides how to proceed now… Continue reading Conflict update: February 9 2017

A good read on India-Pakistan

I’m working on a piece for pay, and not feeling all that well to boot, so in the absence of any more blogging from me today I would encourage you to check out this piece on the India-Pakistan relationship from Mark Krepon at Arms Control Wonk. Although the Iran talks have sucked up most of… Continue reading A good read on India-Pakistan

When is the AP going to explain its bogus Parchin story?

Remember how a few weeks ago, the AP’s George Jahn reported that he’d seen a draft of the agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency governing site inspections at Iran’s Parchin military base? And how Jahn explained that the draft said Iran would be allowed to do its own site inspections without the… Continue reading When is the AP going to explain its bogus Parchin story?

Congress considers giving the Israelis weapons that they probably don’t even want

Benjamin Netanyahu’s consolation prize for losing his fight against the Iran deal is likely to be a major new outlay of military aid from the US to Israel. But the first bill out of the gate to propose new aid is Ben Cardin’s “Plan B” attempt to scuttle the Iran deal via the back door,… Continue reading Congress considers giving the Israelis weapons that they probably don’t even want

Who are you going to believe, a bunch of experts or Chuck Schumer?

Chuck Schumer has unsurprisingly become every right-winger’s favorite Democrat since he declared last week that he’s voting against the Iran deal. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, although it seems an odd place to find a guy who thinks he’s going to be the next Democratic leader in the Senate. You gotta do what you… Continue reading Who are you going to believe, a bunch of experts or Chuck Schumer?