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Nixon Center Has Ticket of the Month: Chas Freeman vs. Rob Satloff

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

At the Nixon Center, it will be Chas Freeman vs. Rob Satloff on the topic: "Israel: Strategic Asset or Liability?" This is one of the few genuine debates on Israel-Middle East issues that I have seen organized in Washington

Uzi Arad, Netanyahu Aide, Visa In Question, Posing Early 'Test Of Wills' For New Governments

Inter Press Service | Stephen Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Apr 2 (IPS) - The first official test of wills between the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama and the new Likud-led government ...

Need for a New Paradigm: Obama and the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

President Obama has the desire, vision and intelligence to reach out to the broader Muslim world. But will he do what no recent American president has done and take the political risk to resist pressures?

A Crime to Make Money

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

It seems to have finally dawned on government leaders that bonus recipients are not the only ones who should be afraid.

Neocons 1, Obama 0

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Obama's refusal to come to Freeman's defense will make it all the more difficult for the president to challenge future right-wing attacks on his administration's policies in the Middle East and beyond.

China's Top Dissident Breaks Silence on Freeman

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

After news of Freeman's appointment was leaked, a group of Chinese dissidents, including pro-democracy activists from the Tiananmen Square protests, wrote a letter to Obama protesting the decision.

Why the Silence When AIPAC is Attacked?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Last week Chas Freeman, who was nominated to be the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, was forced to withdraw from consideration because o...

Is the Israel Lobby Running Scared?

Robert Dreyfuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Dreyfuss

Here's the reality behind the Freeman debacle: worried about Obama, suffering the effects of Gaza, and about to be burdened with the Netanyahu-Lieberman problem, the Israel lobby is running scared.

Defeating Freeman: A Patriotic Duty

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Those who successfully challenged the nomination of Charles W. Freeman, Jr. to become chairman of the National Intelligence Council should be praised for an act of high patriotism.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs:Pakistan: Yet Another Path to Failure Facts: Pakistan's government arrests hundreds of "dissidents" includin...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Is Of Mixed Mind On The Matter Of Chas Freeman | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post finds itself in a state of paradox on a single issue, if you compare the words of its reporter to the words of its editor.

Obama Intel Chair Pick Blames "Israel Lobby" For Withdrawal

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The withdrawal of a senior intelligence adviser after an online campaign to prevent him from taking office has ignited a debate over whether powerful ...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Won't Take Credit For Sinking Freeman | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who reportedly urged President Obama against the selection of Chas Freeman to serve in a top intelligence posit...

The Charles Freeman Debacle

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Freeman may be gone, but the rancor left behind by the gutting of his nomination will not go away quickly.

Freeman On Resignation: "S--- Happens"

Marc Aminder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday I recorded an episode of blogging heads with Brian Beutler on the subject of Charles Freeman. I took the position that, since Freeman had ma...

New York Times Defends Not Covering Chas Freeman Story

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For nearly three weeks, the nomination of Chas Freeman as chairman of the National Intelligence Council has been a hot-button issue among bloggers. ...

Senate Republicans Join Campaign Against Obama Intel Chair

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All seven Republicans on the Senate intelligence committee joined the chorus of criticism on Capitol Hill over the Obama administration's naming of a ...

Questioning the Patriotism of Freeman's Critics

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ira Forman

No side comes out smelling clean when it engages in this mudslinging. However, we progressives should make a particular effort to avoid calling our opponents unpatriotic.

Chas Freeman Slams "Israel Lobby"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below is Chas Freeman's full statement following his decision not to serve as National Intelligence Council chairman. * * * * * You will by now ...

Getting Chas Freeman: Who Is Behind The Effort?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The folks trying to defeat Chas Freeman's appointment are trying hard to switch the ostensible reason for their dislike of him from Israel policy to Chinese human rights. It's not working.

Chas Freeman Out: Intel Chair Withdraws

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia resigned Tuesday from his new post as chairman of the National Intelligence Council following c...

Obama Intel Chief Wants National ID System

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley Rindsberg

Freeman remarked that of 3 major changes to effectively combat terror, one was that "the United States should implement a national identity system, so we better know who is who."

Joe Klein Defends Chas Freeman Against "Rabid" Jewish Opposition

Time | Joe Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've been loathe to join the argument about whether the veteran diplomat Chas Freeman should be hired to lead the National Intelligence Council. I don...

The Crusade to Defeat Obama Intelligence Pick Hurts All Jews

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The effort to force Obama to withdraw the nomination of Chas Freeman as chairman of the National Intelligence Council is all about Israel.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs:Pakistan's Civil War? Facts: Gunmen attack the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday and ...