The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 12: Tablet Magazine: Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow Lee Smith writes, “Arabs are not winning an information war against Israel, nor anything else for that matter. Rather, the stories and lies they tell… Continue Reading  

CFR and WSJ Need to Fact Check With the CIA and IAEA

With the media and punditry focused on what to make of comments from retiring Mossad head Meir Dagan that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon until 2015, Der Spiegel’s interview with IAEA chief Yukiya Amano should be closely read… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 11: Council on Foreign Relations: George W. Bush administration Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams blogs that the pronouncement by retiring Mossad head, Meir Dagan, that Iran will not have a nuclear… Continue Reading  

Michael Rubin: “Flying is not a right; it is a luxury”

Reports from Iran about a deadly airplane crash on Sunday that killed 77 passengers remain unclear regarding the cause of the accident.  But the crash should serve to highlight the poor air safety record of Iranian passenger jets and the… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 10: Commentary: Evelyn Gordon, writing on Commentary’s Contentions blog, pushes back against the claim by outgoing Mossad chief Meir Dagan that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon before 2015. Gordon writes,… Continue Reading