Broken Record: Israeli official says 3 years to stop Iran

(Reuters) – The United States and its allies have up to three years to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, which has been set back by technical difficulties and sanctions, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday. Saying Iran remained his government’s… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 29, 2010: Commentary: J.E. Dyer, writing on Commentary‘s Contentions blog, says that Iran has sought to weaken the U.S. military’s capabilities in the region by exploring bilateral defense agreements with Oman and… Continue Reading  

The Attack on HSBC’s Factoid about Iranian Filmmakers

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin has added her voice to the neoconservative uproar over the recent HSBC ad, which contains a factoid about Iran’s film industry. The ad, which Ali has already dissected on this blog, makes the relatively innocuous… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 28, 2010: The Weekly Standard: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies‘ Reuel Marc Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz write that the Obama administration’s sanctions against Iran have “assiduously avoided punishing any major European,… Continue Reading  

Takeyh: “Just how stable is Iran’s clerical regime?”

Council on Foreign Relations scholar Ray Takeyh has an intriguing op-ed in the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. He asks: “Just how stable is Iran’s clerical regime?” Takeyh starts with a little armchair psychology… Continue Reading