Bill Keller remembers the Iraq war when thinking about one with Iran

I’ve already alluded to the obvious difference of approach displayed by Bill Keller about the prospect of a U.S. war with Iran when compared to his work during the Iraq war as the executive editor of the New York Times. As… Continue Reading  

Kayhan Barzegar: before progress in nuclear talks, “balance” of expectations must be reached

In an interview posted on Iran Review, Kayhan Barzegar, the Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies at Tehran’s Islamic Azad University, argues that until mutual agreement is reached on the issues of strangulating U.S.-led sanctions and Iran’s insistence to… Continue Reading  

Will Marshall Comes Out for Containment

It’s important to understand the context here. Will Marshall was co-founder in 1986 of the Democratic Leadership Council (and, in that capacity, helped school Bill Clinton and Al Gore and other “New Democrats,” in the virtues of liberal interventionism a… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits.… Continue Reading  

Jim Lobe talks Afghanistan on RT

IPS News’s Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discusses the Obama administration’s Afghanistan strategy and its effects ahead of the U.S. 2012 presidential election and the expected withdrawal of combat forces by 2014. Notes Jim: Politically the administration has to care… Continue Reading