AIPAC’s Annus Horribilis?

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by Jim Lobe The year of 2014 is not starting well for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the premier organization of this country’s Israel lobby. Not only has it been clearly and increasingly decisively defeated — at least… Continue Reading  

Chameleonic Opposition to an Iran Deal

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by Paul Pillar via The National Interest In the long story of the evolving Iran nuclear issue, we naturally tend to focus on whatever is the chapter immediately before us. Right now that mainly involves the negotiation-subverting Kirk-Menendez sanctions bill,… Continue Reading  

Rouhani Reaches Out at Davos

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Hassan Rouhani tried to persuade world business leaders to invest in Iran, especially in its hydrocarbon and automobile sectors. His appeal is not likely to set… Continue Reading  

Obama Promises Iran Sanctions Veto During 2014 SOTUS

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by Jasmin Ramsey The following is what President Barack Obama had to say about the US’ Iran policy during his Jan. 28, 2014 State of the Union Speech. In saying that he will veto new sanctions passed by Congress, the… Continue Reading  

A Manufactured Crisis

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by Peter Jenkins The subtitle of Gareth Porter’s new book, The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, is well-chosen. Large parts of A Manufactured Crisis are indeed untold till now. They amount to what the author terms an “alternative… Continue Reading