On what a Second-Term President Obama should do with Iran

George Washington Political Science Professor Mark Lynch in Foreign Policy: With military action in the background but not imminent, and sanctions taking a real political and economic toll inside of Iran, now seems to be the right time to begin a serious… Continue Reading  

Colonel Liron Libman, Former Head of the Israeli IDF International Law Department, Responds to my Post

By Dan Joyner via Arms Control Law Colonel Libman was responding to my post from last Thursday regarding Steve Walt’s recent FP piece. However, I wanted to give Col. Libman’s comment, and my response to it, their own post.  I’ll first copy Col.… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iran Hawks Maintain P.R. Offensive

via IPS News When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly last month that Iran’s nuclear programme was unlikely to breach his “red line” for presumed military action until next spring or summer, many observers here looked… Continue Reading  

What did Netanyahu really say at the UN?

In case you missed it, the Atlantic’s Robert Wright penned a sharp analysis of what can only be called Bibi Netanyahu’s Iran speech at the United Nations last week. Say what you will about the Israeli Prime Minister’s cartoon-like graphic-aid,… Continue Reading  

Iran NPT Withdrawal Threat Rings Hollow

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by Wayne White The revival of the threat by a senior Iranian official, Ali Larijani, to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), tends to reinforce the view that the Iranian leadership simply cannot grasp the psychology of the debate… Continue Reading