Greg Thielmann counters CNN’s alarmism about Iran’s nuclear program

Greg Thielmann, a former intelligence official with more than 3 decades of service under his belt, knows a thing or two about intelligence on alleged nuclear weapons programs. He argued during the beginning of the U.S.’s war on Iraq that… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits.… Continue Reading  

Thomas R. Pickering on Iran, Istanbul and the future

Thomas R. Pickering, with his long and distinguished career in the U.S. diplomatic service, has emerged as a brave and reputable advocate for real diplomacy with Iran. While the idea of a U.S.-waged military conflict is generally considered a high-cost… Continue Reading  

Kerrey’s Opposition to Attacking Iran — Straw in the Wind?

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is running to reclaim his seat after serving for most of the past decade as head of the New School, has come out strongly against war on Iran. Here’s the video of his statement: This… Continue Reading  

Wars of Attrition

Green Zones of the Mind, Guerrillas, and a Technical Knockout in Afghanistan By Nick Turse Republished by Tom Dispatch Recently, after insurgents unleashed sophisticated, synchronized attacks across Afghanistan involving dozens of fighters armed with suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms,… Continue Reading