So Harry Truman Wasn’t So Big on Israel, After All


by Jim Lobe John Judis, whom I consider a truly outstanding journalist, has written a very important book which he previewed in an article posted Wednesday on The New Republic. The article, “Seeds of Doubt: Harry Truman’s concerns about Israel… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Rouhani Needs a Nuclear Resolution


by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News After 34 years of enmity, Tehran and Washington are heavily invested in the success of a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme achieved through teamwork. Now the political future of Iran’s new moderate president, Hassan… Continue Reading  

Bahraini Crown Prince Dialogue Generates Optimism


by Emile Nakhleh Bahraini, Arab, and international media have assessed the dialogue meetings Crown Prince Salman held with opposition representatives Jan. 15 positively and expressed cautious optimism about his ability to bring about genuine civic peace in that embattled country.… Continue Reading  

Has Iran’s Internet Policy Changed With Rouhani?


by Ali Reza Eshraghi “Restrictions on social media must be lifted,” said Ali Jannati, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance to Aljazeera this Monday, admitting that he has been using Facebook for the past three years. His words are… Continue Reading  

Israel Lobby Thwarted in Iran Sanctions Bid For Now


by Jim Lobe via IPS News In what looks to be a clear victory — at least for now — for President Barack Obama, a major effort by the Israel lobby and its most powerful constituent, the American Israel Public… Continue Reading