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Holes in Neocon pushback against Linkage

Published on September 8th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

The most vociferous stateside opponents of linkage — the notion, accepted at the highest levels of the U.S. military, that resolving the Arab-Palestinian conflict will forward the U.S.’s broader strategic interests in the region — tend ... Read More


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Obama Offers Lukewarm Endorsement of Linkage

Published on September 8th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton

Earlier today, President Barack Obama told a group of Jewish leaders that resolving tensions between Israel and its Arab neighbors would increase Iran’s isolation. The comments, which were written up by Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin, would ... Read More


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The Daily Talking Points

Published on September 8th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 8. Wall Street Journal: The neoconservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal is ready to declare International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of Iran’s nuclear program ... Read More


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Petraeus Warns of Consequences from US Islamophobia

Published on September 8th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, General David Petraeus condemned the plan of as small Florida church to burn Qurans on September 11th, once again emphasizing his acute awareness of the public diplomacy challenges the ... Read More


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Tony Blair’s Version of the Past Seven Years

Published on September 7th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton

Tony Blair’s recent comments in a BBC interview advocating a military strike against Iran are  getting plenty of attention on right wing blogs—such as Commentary’s Contentions–but his September 5th interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s “This Week” ... Read More


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A Lovely Couple

Published on September 7th, 2010 | by Jim Lobe

There’s been a lot of good work by reporters and bloggers in exposing one of the major funding sources — Joyce and Aubrey Chernick — of the ascendant Islamophobia movement in the last several days. A ... Read More


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The Daily Talking Points

Published on September 7th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 4 – 7. ABC News: Iran was a hot topic of conversation on ABC’s Sunday talk show, “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” . In addition to former British ... Read More


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