“NYT Seriously Distorted the Content” of WikiLeaks Cables

The U.S. media has been quick to accept that Arab countries share a hawkish view on Iran after the release of the WikiLeaks cables. The New York Times was at the front of this push to portray Arab leaders as… Continue Reading  

No Major Progress in P5+1 Negotiations, Attention Turns to Talks in Turkey Next Month

Barbara Slavin, writing for IPS, has a post-game analysis of the P5+1 talks that ended yesterday. She then looks at where the talks might be heading when they resume next month in Turkey. While one Western official who attended the… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 8, 2010: The Washington Times: Ilan Berman, vice president of the hawkish American Foreign Policy Council, writes that the WikiLeaks cables “demolishes a number of sacred cows relating to American policy towards… Continue Reading  

News Organizations Overstating U.S.-Arab Solidarity Against Iran

Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute, writes on The National Interest’s The Skeptics blog that commentators “buzzing” over the WikiLeaks revelations that some Arab leaders appear to be in favor of U.S. military action Iran are… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 4-6, 2010: National Review Online: American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow Ali Alfoneh opines that expectations should be “subzero” for the P5+1 talks, continuing today in Geneva, since “the Iranian negotiators in Geneva… Continue Reading