2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order Recipient. Executive VP @quincyinst. Author of Losing an Enemy & Treacherous Alliance. Views are my own.

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Trita Parsi retweeted
The feds are now looking into how Trump’s billionaire friend Tom Barrack successfully stripped mentions of 9/11 in the 2016 GOP platform to please the Saudis. Per @Jose_Pagliery: thedailybeast.com/trumps-bil…
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Do not miss the significance of this: The EU negotiator tweets an article by two EU statesmen criticizing Biden for "slow-walking" Iran diplomacy and arguing that Biden's strategy suffers from "passivity"...
Javier Solana @javiersolana and Carl Bildt @carlbildt . Difficult, if not impossible, to accumulate sounder foreign policy judgement. Read it please. Full disclosure: Both were my bosses sometime ago. And Solana, well much more than a boss. washingtonpost.com/opinions/…
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Beltway voices are pushing for the US to make an open-ended commitment to Saudi Arabia’s security—agreeing to wage war against Saudi's enemies— in exchange for time-limited concessions on oil+more. That's far from a fair trade, @tparsi & @sns_1239 explain.prospect.org/world/lets-not-…
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Beijing— unlike Washington— prefers to talk business rather than criticise governments over democracy and human rights: “The US is like the Vatican. It’s very difficult to be accepted, you have to go to confession and you may still end up being damned.” on.ft.com/3Lq8GKS
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United Democracy Project (AIPAC) & DMFI have spent $2.9+ mil in #NC01 to defeat Erica Smith, $2.4+ mil in #NC04 to defeat Nida Allam and $3+ mil in #PA12 to defeat Summer Lee. It makes them them BIGGEST player in each race, spending more than the leading candidates COMBINED. 2/5
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.⁦@chrislhayes⁩ on AIPAC spending to defeat progressives over Israel: “there is something striking about seeing 3 or 4 million dollars on just this issue when there are many complex issues.” Goldberg says “It’s an attempt to throw a ton of money to forestall the inevitable”
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🧵New indictment in tom barrack case says he was in effect paid by UAE for secretly lobbying the Trump WH for them (previous indictment laid out that he was acting as an agent for UAE but not that he was paid) cnbc.com/2022/05/17/trump-fu…
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No one should be driven from their home. Today, I’m proud to be an original sponsor of a resolution recognizing the Palestinian Nakba, which commemorates the 74th anniversary of the tragedy where 700,000 Palestinians fled and were expelled from their homes, making them refugees.
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Biden sure seems eager to blow his chance to roll back Iran's nuclear program through diplomacy. Instead of dry runs for war, how about a serious effort to restore the nuclear deal that's been sitting on the table for two months? timesofisrael.com/report-us-…
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“The climate crisis is becoming an afterthought. China now takes a back seat to a vastly exaggerated Russian ‘threat,’” Andrew Bacevich said. “Passions take priority over strategy.” newyorker.com/news/daily-com…
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Dire warning from @carlbildt & @javiersolana: "Biden must seriously consider the costs of his passivity vis-a-vis Iran and find a way forward — or we may find ourselves in another conflict that no one asked for." washingtonpost.com/opinions/…
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MUST-READ piece by @carlbildt & @javiersolana: "So it’s puzzling that, after running on a return to the nuclear deal and promising that “America is back,” Biden has been slow-walking diplomacy that U.S. allies strongly support. " washingtonpost.com/opinions/…
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Trita Parsi retweeted
Join @87films @DJasper_ @frrodriguezc @AishaJumaan & @AssalRad for a virtual panel May 24, “Sanctioning Civilians: The Human Cost of US Economic Warfare,” to discuss the impact of US sanctions & policies in Afghanistan, Yemen, Venezuela, Iran & others. secure.everyaction.com/HLd2Z…
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#BREAKING: U.S. military forces will take part in a major @IDF drill later this month simulating a widescale strike on #Iran, reports Channel 13 news. timesofisrael.com/liveblog_e…
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SCOOP: Senior source in Tehran tells @amwajmedia that #Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi is due to embark on state visit to #Oman "early next week." Oman is playing key role as interlocutor not just between Iran/West but also Iran/Saudi and #Saudi/#Houthis.. amwaj.media/article/scoop-ir…
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Brent and Shireen were BOTH Americans. BOTH were killed while working on assignment. Yet for The NY Times Brent was “killed” and Shireen “dies”. Shireen was stripped of her American identity. Where she was killed is not even mentioned. Her age is irrelevant. Utterly Shameful.
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