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Mark Perry

Perry is a foreign policy analyst, author and reporter living in Washington, D.C. His most recent book is The Most Dangerous Man In America, which is a biography of US General Douglas MacArthur. @markperrydc

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Rethinking a pre-emptive strike on Iran

27 March, 2015

Analysis: The war drums are beating among Washington’s neo-cons, but no one in the US military is taking them seriously

Netanyahu’s miscalculation

04 March, 2015

Analysis: Israel’s prime minister has tied his nation’s future to the political success of a Bible-thumping, evolution rejecting, climate change denying, interventionist and largely evangelical American political movement.

US pivots toward new era of engagement with Iran

26 February, 2015

Comment: The US push for a nuclear deal is part of a fundamental foreign policy shift that will end Washington's isolationist attitude towards Tehran, says Mark Perry.

Jim Clancy and the tragi-comedy of American journalism

22 January, 2015

Jim Clancy's 'resignation' from CNN doesn't suggest that the US media is pro-Israel. It's much worse than that. It shows that normal journalistic standards in America may not exist at all.

Abbas' real "nuclear option" is in Washington, not Rome

13 January, 2015

America’s antipathy to the ICC leaves Palestinians with few supporters among a military establishment otherwise increasingly wary of Israel. Potentially far more effective would be legal action under US law, analysts suggest.

Lobbying against the holy trinity

16 December, 2014

America's Israel supporters have Qatar in their crosshairs for the emirate's support of Hamas in particular. US interests in Qatar, however, are too deeply entrenched to be affected much by any media blitz.

Conditional surrender: What “degrade and destroy” really means

04 December, 2014

Obama's much-derided strategy to fight the Islamic State group nevertheless reflects the widespread view in America that the US needs to do something, so long as it doesn’t include expending American lives or breaking the bank.

Remembering Arafat: “We’re almost there”

11 November, 2014

Unfailingly polite, but somewhat of a puzzle, Arafat had a keen sense of mission and a strong sense of humour.

The United States: The republic of fear

08 November, 2014

Republican sweep will have little effect on foreign policy but does suggest Americans are sinking deeper into the ‘far right fever swamp’.

Mark Perry
Mark Perry

Perry is a foreign policy analyst, author and reporter living in Washington, D.C. His most recent book is The Most Dangerous Man In America, which is a biography of US General Douglas MacArthur. @markperrydc

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