Colin Kahl: Israel threats to strike Iran not “merely bluffing”

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In an interview with Al-Monitor‘s Laura Rozen, the Obama Administration’s former top Pentagon mideast advisor, Colin Kahl, explains why he isn’t writing off Israel’s latest threats about Iran from key decision-makers Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak as mere saber-rattling: Al-Monitor: Why… Continue Reading  

Please exhale: Israel is not going to attack Iran

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via Gary’s Choices By Gary Sick Every few months there is a concocted “crisis” involving suggestions that Israel is just on the verge of attacking Iran. This cycle started almost a decade ago, and it has repeated itself roughly annually,… Continue Reading  

NYT on Iran: “Military action is no quick fix”

The New York Times editorial board continues to set itself apart from the hawkish editorial boards of the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post on the issue of how to deal with Iran: Military action is no quick fix.… Continue Reading  

Paul Ryan’s Foreign Policy: Spinning Straw into Gold

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Republican vice presidential designate Paul Ryan is in Las Vegas today to meet with casino magnate and would-be political kingmaker Sheldon Adelson. He will also hold a public rally and private fundraising event at the Adelson-owned Venetian. Laura Myers of the Las… Continue Reading  

Israel takes bigger gambles to push Obama into Iran attack

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Headlines today featured news of a spike in oil prices based on fears of an Israeli strike on Iran. That fear is based on last week’s major uptick in Israeli rhetoric — mostly from Defense Minister Ehud Barak — which was geared… Continue Reading