“Things do not have to be this way” between the U.S. and Iran

Writing in the New York Times, a former state department member who worked on Iran during the Bush administration, Reza Marashi, explains the U.S.’s real Iran problem: too much emphasis on intelligence and far too little on diplomacy While serving… Continue Reading  

Push For ‘Crippling Economic Sanctions’ May Strengthen Iranian Government, Hurt Ordinary Iranians

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) eagerly awaited report on Iran’s nuclear program delivered few surprises and, while offering details of a number of dual-use technologies under development in Iran, did not assert that… Continue Reading  

Romney Team Iran Hawk Lays Out ‘Case For Striking Before It’s Too Late’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The release this week of a U.N. report with detailed findings pointing toward potential Iranian nuclear weapons work saw a chorus of right-wing calls for war with Iran. Yesterday, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney… Continue Reading  

After IAEA Report, Right Wing Ramps Up Calls For Attack On Iran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress After the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog released its periodic report yesterday, replete with rich details about possible military dimension of Iran’s nuclear program, conservative hawks — ranging from journalists to think-tankers and even a presidential… Continue Reading  

Obama-Sarkozy Gaffe Proving Troublesome in Washington

In an embarrassing moment, Presidents Barack Obama of the United States and Nicolas Sarkozy of France didn’t realize their microphones were turned on as they commiserated about having to deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The political backlash, which… Continue Reading