Needed in Syria: Disengagement

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by Paul R. Pillar The cauldron of intervention known as the Syrian war has recently become even more likely to boil over than it was just a few weeks ago. There are two immediate dangers of escalation. One is the… Continue Reading  

Israeli Ex-Atomic Chief: Iran 10 Years Away from Nuclear Weapons

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by Jasmin Ramsey Another Israeli expert has contradicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program. “The Iranian nuclear program will only be operational in another 10 years,” said Uzi Eilam, the former head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission,… Continue Reading  

Gary Sick: Will Israel Really Attack Iran?

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Republished by arrangement with Gary’s Choices By Gary Sick The real answer is no, they will not. But you would never figure that out by reading the New York Times. The sensationalist article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine (Jan.… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 1: The Wall Street Journal: Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Max Boot writes, “[I]t does scant justice to the complexity of the situation to claim that Mr. Mubarak was a superb… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 11-13, 2010: The Wall Street Journal: Ronen Bergman, a military analyst for the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, opines that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has barely been able to contain his satisfaction… Continue Reading