Stephen Walt: Saudi Arms Deal Might Be Counterproductive

Harvard International Relations Professor Stephen Walt offers his take on what the Saudi arms deal means for U.S.-Iran policy. While pundits have suggested that the deal might signify a shift in the Obama administration’s posture from preventing Tehran from acquiring… Continue Reading  

FDD Fellow Accuses Swiss FM of Endangering Switzerland, the West, and the Middle East

Foundation for Defense of Democracies and American Enterprise Institute scholars have been busy over the past week calling for the Obama administration to punish Russian, Chinese and Turkish companies which continue to do business with Iran. But FDD fellow, Weekly… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 18 – 20. NBC‘s Meet the Press: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told NBC’s David Gregory, “I don’t think the, the stars are lining up for an attack on Iran… Continue Reading  

Costs of Sanctions Could Trigger “Military Option”

As the U.S., British and French UN envoys call for expediting the process to set up  a UN panel to monitor Iran’s compliance with sanctions, neoconservatives in Washington are increasingly focusing their attention on the countries which continue to trade with… Continue Reading  

WINEP’s David Pollock Challenges Zogby Poll Findings on Arab Support for Iran has been been the venue for an interesting exchange between David Pollock, a senior fellow at the neoconservative Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) and Shibley Telhami, a professor at the University of Maryland and a nonresident senior… Continue Reading