Regime Changers and War Hawks Dominate Congressional Iran Deal Hearing

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by Ali Gharib It didn’t take long for the much remarked upon New York Times Magazine profile of Obama foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes to reach a height that all probing news stories might aspire to: spurring Congressional hearings to… Continue Reading  

Everything the Neocons Said about Sailorgate Is Wrong

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by Ali Gharib You knew, when Iran detained 10 American sailors in its territorial waters just before President Obama delivered his State of the Union, that the reaction from the right was going to be ugly. But I must confess… Continue Reading  

The Bomb Iran Lobby Gears Up for 2016

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by Sina Toossi In a recent TV ad, a van snakes its way through an American city. As the driver fiddles with the radio dial, dire warnings about the perils of a “nuclear Iran” spill out of the speaker from… Continue Reading  

The Best Case Against the Iran Deal Has Some Holes

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by Ali Gharib There’s a lot wrong in Vox‘s interview with Michael Doran, the neoconservative Hudson Institute scholar, on diplomacy with Iran, which bears the very Vox-ish headline “This is the case against Obama’s Iran deal that everyone should hear.”… Continue Reading  

Fear of a Decrease in Fear of Iran

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by Paul Pillar* Many participants in debate on U.S. policy in the Middle East have a lot invested in maintaining the idea of the Islamic Republic of Iran as a bogeyman forever to be feared, despised, sanctioned, and shunned, and… Continue Reading