Congress on Iran and Israel

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by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading  

The WINEP Letter and the Bipartisan Fallacy

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by Ali Gharib For the past week, a letter from a varied group of policy experts has been making the rounds, mostly as a case against doing a deal with Iran. More particularly, many of these experts have been opposed to doing this deal… Continue Reading  

Don’t Fear Iran’s Impending Windfall

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj As Iran and the P5+1 look set to complete a historic nuclear agreement this week, the policy community in the US and Europe is very fearful that sanctions relief will provide Iran a dangerous windfall that it… Continue Reading  

Critiquing a Critique of Obama’s Approach to Iran

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by Peter Jenkins Last week, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) posted a “statement” on the Iranian nuclear negotiation. The statement attracted attention because some of the parties appeared to be finding fault with the Obama administration despite… Continue Reading  

America’s Got War

Scouts with the 82nd Airborne Division?s 1st Brigade Combat Team fire on a line during a course in advanced rifle marksmanship March 21-24, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The weeklong course emphasized adapting to battlefield problems by knowing one?s tools and capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

by William Astore War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the… Continue Reading