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US Arms Sale Sends Mixed Messages to Israel

Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel may have insisted that the latest sale of US arms to Israel sent a strong message to Iran, but the actual message was a bit more restrained. ... Read More



Filling the Empty Battlefield

Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Tom Engelhardt

Jeremy Scahill, Blowback Reporter by Tom Engelhardt via Tom Dispatch Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 — and just about no one noticed.  Until then, blowback had been ... Read More



Farideh Farhi on Iran’s Power Dynamics

Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Guest

by Reza Akhlaghi via Foreign Policy Association With less than two months into the elections, what is your assessment of this year’s election dynamics and of the absence of key presidential contenders in the country’s faction-based political ... Read More



Diplomacy is Still Washington’s Best Option for Iran

Published on April 19th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey Two conversations are presently occurring in Washington about Iran. Hawks and hardliners are searching for new ways to force the Obama administration to tighten or impose further sanctions, and/or discussing when the US should ... Read More



Beware of G8 Statements on Iran

Published on April 18th, 2013 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins The statement issued by G8 Foreign Ministers at the end of their meeting in London last week contains four paragraphs on Iran. They appear in a section devoted to Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, ahead ... Read More

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