Susan Rice at the NSC

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by Robert E. Hunter Turnover in top US foreign policy and national security jobs can often be a “good thing” — for the nation and the world. New brooms at least start out with a different look at the world,… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Apples and Pears

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by Peter Jenkins Addressing the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 3 June, the director general devoted more than half of his statement on Iran to a continuing absence of clarity in relation to certain… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Surreal Elections

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by Shireen T. Hunter Following debate in Iran ahead of its June 14 presidential election is like watching a movie by Luis Bunuel — think the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie — or looking at a painting by Salvador Dali;… Continue Reading  

A Sanction For (Almost) Every Reason

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by Erich Ferrari via Sanctions Law I suppose the President has gotten tired of Congress getting all of the attention when it comes to imposing new sanctions on Iran. Earlier this week, he issued a new executive order implementing certain sanctions that… Continue Reading  

Rice Replaces Donilon as Obama’s Top Foreign Policy Adviser

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News In a reshuffle of top foreign policy posts in his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that his controversial and blunt-spoken U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, will replace Tom Donilon as his national… Continue Reading