Ben Rhodes

When the Straw Men Take Over

The false binary of war or diplomacy is eroding national discussions about foreign policy

No serious person advocating stronger action against Iran is calling for an American invasion or a large-scale war.

Dems Tied to Obama’s Pro-Iran ‘Echo Chamber’ Spread Terror Regime’s Anti-Trump Talking Points

Seeking to drive wedge between Trump and his national security team, team Obama in lock step with Iran

Javad ZarifA cadre of former top Obama administration figures and their allies in Congress have been working to amplify anti-Trump talking points issued by a senior Iranian regime official in what sources have described as an effort by Obama's pro-Iran echo chamber to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and his national security team.

Bernie Sanders Has His Own Ben Rhodes

Matt Duss's flawed, progressive views on foreign policy are becoming mainstream

Progressive foreign policy is at its core a paradox. It seeks to promote a more peaceful, interdependent, and egalitarian world in which human rights are protected and the developing world can flourish along with a prosperous United States. Yet the thing most capable of making all of that happen—American power in all of its forms, military and otherwise—is what progressives fear and revile the most.

Mother of ‘Brothers to The Rescue’ Victim Assails Ben Rhodes

Accuses Obama adviser of 'bragging' about his shuttle diplomacy with Cuba

The mother of one of four young American men killed by the Castro regime in 1996 is decrying new details of the secret shuttle diplomacy that preceded the Obama administration's rapprochement with Cuba, which a top Obama official revealed this week.