Jeffrey Goldberg Probes Israel’s Iran Strike Option: Is Netanyahu a “Bomber Boy”?



In an important article titled “The Point of No Return” to be published in The Atlantic tomorrow, national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg recounts something many people didn’t realize at the time and still have a hard time believing. President George W.

Diplomatic Straight Talk on Pakistan, the Taliban, and Afghanistan?



This is a guest note by General Asad Durrani, who previously served as the head of Pakistan’s ISI, or Inter-Services Intelligence. Durrani later served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

What About Other Recipients of the ADL Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize?



Fareed Zakaria‘s dramatic rebuke of the Anti-Defamation League for opposing a mosque at the Ground Zero construction site replacing the 9-11 destroyed World Trade Center in New York raises obvious questions about who else has been honored by the ADL and how these recipients feel about the high profile controversy.

New Resource Link on Palestinian State Building Efforts



I just received an email from a leading public intellectual on US foreign policy who just returned from Israel and Palestine and reported that there were “construction cranes all over Ramallah.” The source commented that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is getting something right.