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U.S. President Joe Biden salutes as he disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., prior to boarding Air Force One to begin his flight to New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Del., on Feb. 5, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Carlos Fyfe.

Can Biden’s zeal to deal work better than ‘maximum pressure’?

If, as a New York Times headline noted, Israel’s reaction to the news that the United States is ready to start talking with Iran was “muted,” there was good reason for the low-key reaction. U.S. Secretary of...
U.S. President Donald Trump listens as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addresses his remarks in the Oval Office at the announcement that Bahrain is joining the United Arab Emirates in normalizing relations with Israel. on Sept. 11, 2020. Credit: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.

Friedman on feat of Abraham Accords: ‘Gulf interests largely in line with those of...

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman detailed the negotiation process that led to the signing of the Abraham Accords, as well as talked about the future of other Arab countries expected to normalize relations...
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo via Wikimedia Commons.

Can the world wait for Biden to deal with Iran?

In an election year, everything a president does is fair game for political potshots. So the sniping at the Trump administration’s policy towards Iran from Democrats is to be expected. But do they have...
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with former Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi in 2013. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Mohamed Morsi and the dangerous lessons of the Arab Spring

His death, like much of his life, was in service to the Islamist cause he championed. By dropping dead in a courtroom where he was caged and silenced, Mohammed Morsi served to bring attention...
U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Trump calls for former secretary of state Kerry to be prosecuted for Iran meetings

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Thursday for former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to be prosecuted for having talks with Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, since leaving office in an...
Former Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva in 2015. Credit: U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers

John Kerry’s Iran hypocrisy

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in the news. The once longtime Massachusetts senator is promoting his new memoir and using the book tour to get in as many shots at the...