Neocons Worried That Sanctions Might Not Kill Enough Innocent Iranians

By Daniel Luban Wednesday’s Washington Post contains a rundown of the Obama administration’s current thinking on Iran sanctions. The bottom line: administration officials are increasingly open to sanctions, but want to find ways to target the Revolutionary Guard and other… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Two Clocks

By Daniel Luban The images coming out of Iran in recent days have spoken for themselves, and I don’t have much to add to what others have said. It is nearly impossible for anyone — let alone an outsider half… Continue Reading  

NYTimes Floats the Case for Attacking Iran

There are so many substantive reasons why Thursday’s op-ed in the New York Times by Alan Kuperman was just awful that one hardly knows where to begin. Fortunately, Marc Lynch and Helena Cobban, among others, have covered most of the… Continue Reading  

James Dobbins: The Passed Up Opportunities for Rapprochement

By Eli Clifton With the recent passage of HR 2194–the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (IRPSA)–and the likelihood of a breakthrough in negotiations with Tehran before the informal end of the year deadline fading, it’s worth re-examining how the U.S.… Continue Reading  

Adelson Strikes a Belligerent Tone With the JTA

By Eli Clifton Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has continued his high-profile return to the public sphere in an interview with the Jewish Telegraph Agency’s Jacob Berkman. The interview is worth a read and has some amusing parts. Particularly of interest… Continue Reading