Bernie Sanders has Hillary Clinton right where he wants her

By Robert L. Borosage for Reuters — The patter of establishment calls for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to end his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has built into a hailstorm. “Bye, bye, Bernie,” the Washington Post editorialized prematurely, echoing numerous talking heads. Politico reports Democratic pols are quietly urging him to pack it in. …

Corruption scandals dominating media and business tycoons in Pakistan

THE LEVANT NEWS — By Muhammad Zamir Assadi* — Islamabad: Corruption cases against a leading business tycoon and an owner of commercial bank in Pakistan are heaping up day by day but the pending investigations against the influential banker of putting these inquiries to logical conclusion are either hampered by the investigators of going slow …

“The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention” by Rajan Menon

THE LEVANT NEWS – By Graham E. Fuller* — Rajan Menon’s new book, “The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention,” (Oxford) launches a timely argument against a dominant argument lying behind so much of modern American foreign policy—“humanitarian intervention” or “liberal interventionism.” We are, of course, well familiar with Republican and neocon readiness to go to war, …

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization or a firewall against violent extremism?

THE LEVANT NEWS — By​ ​ Marc Lynch* — The House Judiciary Committee recently passed a resolution calling on the State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. This resolution resonates with the feverish anti-Islamic politics of the Republican primary, fueled across the spectrum by candidates from Donald Trump to Marco Rubio. The …