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  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 20, 2010: The Wall Street Journal: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes that Afghanistan is costly and “a strategic distraction,” and that U.S. military resources could be better… Continue Reading  

A Look Back at Jennifer Rubin’s Hollywood Years

Jack Ross, posting on The American Conservative‘s blog, has taken a close look at Jennifer Rubin’s back-story. Jack, who has a book coming out on Elmer Berger and American anti-Zionism, has called attention to a comment left by a reader… Continue Reading  

Matt Duss: The Alternate Reality of Linkage Deniers

The Center for American Progress’ Matt Duss has a piece up on Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel. He points to the ample evidence in the WikiLeaks cables that Arab leaders see the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a serious impediment to… Continue Reading