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  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 23-27, 2010: The Weekly Standard: Stephen F. Hayes blogs on a report that a member of Iran’s Qods Force, serving as a Taliban commander, has been arrested in Afghanistan. Hayes writes that… Continue Reading  

NYT: U.S. Companies Don’t Like Trade Restrictions

Cigarettes, Wrigley’s chewing gum, Louisiana hot sauce, weight-loss remedies, body-building equipment, and sports rehabilitation equipment. These are just some of the items which, thanks to a lengthy investigative article published by The New York Times, we now know are exempt… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 22, 2010: Commentary: Jonathan Tobin writes on Commentary’s Contentions blog that the Obama administration has fallen for the Iranian’s ploy of practicing “Fabian diplomacy in which they play upon the West’s belief… Continue Reading  

Militarization of Iran’s Regime Could Bring Opportunities for Engagement

Media attention being paid to the massive overhaul of the Iranian national subsidy system and the sudden dismissal of Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki could be overlooking the possibility of increased stability in Iran as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)… Continue Reading