Matthew Duss

Matthew Duss is a foreign policy analyst and a contributing writer for the Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter @mattduss.

Recent Articles

THE ISLAMIST ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

Over at Middle East Progress, Rafi Dajani and Ghaith Al-Omari state what should be obvious in regard to a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal: While it may be possible to reach one without including Hamas, it will be impossible to implement.

Implementing a peace agreement...will require Palestinian reconciliation. If such an agreement meets Palestinian national aspirations and is backed by key Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia, it is hard to imagine Hamas opposing it and risking further alienating the Palestinian people.

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ALSO, ONE OF THE LIGHTS ON THE TREE IS POINTING TOWARD MECCA.

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In a clear act of Islamofascist [sic] sympathizery that seems to have slipped right by the finely tuned treason detectors of right blogistan, (time to clean out the Cheeto dust, guys!) Speaker Nancy Pelosi dons a hijab to celebrate the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. Won't somebody please think of the children? (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Via Andrew Sullivan)

THE BONEHEAD CONTAINMENT THEORY.

Eric Martin has some comments on yesterday's Robert Kagan column, in which Kagan risked the ire of Michael Ledeen by suggesting that the NIE's conclusions indicate that the U.S. should talk to Iran.

BUILDING SETTLEMENTS, NOT CONFIDENCE.

Less than a week after the Annapolis conference, which was supposed to re-start peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli government has announced that it is adding more than 300 new homes to the settlement of Har Homa.

CLEARLY, OUR IRAN ANALYSTS HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED BY THEIR ABILITY TO ACTUALLY SPEAK FARSI.

Shorter Michael Ledeen, on the NIE:

"How could the U.S. intelligence community possibly think Iran is worth talking to?!! Haven't they read my book?!!"

I'm telling you, this guy is hilarious.

--Matthew Duss

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