Neocons Defend Saudi Arabia

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by Jim Lobe Much of the West is focused on the latest sectarian provocations by Saudi Arabia, such as the execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr Baqr al-Nimr followed by the formal breaking of diplomatic relations with Iran in uber-retaliation… Continue Reading  

Obama in the Middle East: Condominium Or Equilibrium?

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by Jim Lobe In the last 48 or so hours, U.S. warplanes began bombing Islamic State (ISIS or IS) targets in and around Tikrit in support of the Iran-backed and Shi’a-led Iraqi government. At the same time, Washington provided unspecified… Continue Reading  

AIPAC: Bibi’s Voice or His Victim?

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by Marsha B. Cohen The once-mighty American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has had the illusion of its formidable political influence shattered by none other than the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Long regarded as the second most powerful lobby… Continue Reading  

Disregarding Iran’s Election: A Taxonomy

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by Marsha B. Cohen Appearances to the contrary, the narrative underlying much news coverage of Iran’s recent election is still unfolding. While media attention has been diverted to the George Zimmerman trial domestically and to events in Egypt internationally, efforts… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

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. Michael Singh (WINEP), Washington Post: The managing director of… Continue Reading