Middle East Policy Council
Policy expert at the Middle East Institute; former Iraq intelligence analyst at the State Department's Middle East Intelligence Office (2003-2005) and expert advisor to the Iraq Study Group
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is due at the White House on Tuesday, and it's all about the war against ISIS, the so-called Islamic State.
Apr. 9, 2015from To the Point
The US and Britain refuse to negotiate with terrorists. Paying ransom will only encourage extremists to raise money by seizing hostages.
Nov. 20, 2014from To the Point
In Baghdad today, 44 Sunni prisoners in a government-controlled police station were killed — apparently in retaliation for advances by Sunni extremists with the Islamic State of Iraq…
Jun. 17, 2014from To the Point
There were Trumpian moments, but it wasn’t Trump’s most turbulent trip to Europe.
Jun. 7from Left, Right & Center
Today Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke his silence about his report.
May. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This week’s Democratic presidential debates will feature 20 candidates, five moderators and a lot commercials. Potential voters might not be able to learn as much as they want to.
Jun. 25from To the Point
Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke says people cannot afford to live near where they work right now, so the country needs more federal funding for affordable housing, but it should…
Jun. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.
May. 17from Scheer Intelligence
President Trump on the National Climate Assessment: “I don’t believe it.” Now he’s ordered federal agencies to downplay evidence-based predictions.
Jun. 3from To the Point
The biggest story of modern times is bad for audience ratings. To save money, news outlets are hiding the truth of environmental disaster.
May. 27from To the Point
It was supposed to be infrastructure week for real this time.
May. 24from Left, Right & Center
Don’t worry: there’s a lot to discuss that’s not about Alex Jones this week.
Jun. 19from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers