After 12 Years, LobeLog Bids Farewell

Dear LobeLog Reader: This is to let you know that, after more than 12 years of continuous operation, LobeLog.com will be placed in internet aspic, and our work will continue at ResponsibleStatecraft.org, an internet platform of the new Quincy Institute… Continue Reading  

22 European Security Experts Call on US to Rejoin Iran Deal

A European Joint Call on the US to Reconsider its Approach to the JCPOA One year ago, on 8 May 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would cease compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials

More than 50 former senior officials and national security experts have urged the Trump administration to change course on Iran, warning that the current approach could lead to war. Following is the full statement by the National Coalition to Prevent… Continue Reading  

Charlie Naas: The Quiet Diplomat

by Michael Metrinko [EDITOR’S NOTE: It saddens us to report that Charles Naas, an Iran specialist par excellence and a LobeLog contributor since 2013, passed away August 18 at the age of 92. We asked Michael Metrinko, one of his former… Continue Reading  

Reconciliation

The doors at Takt-e Soileman, Iran. Photo by Monica Byrne.

by Monica Byrne Before I traveled to Iran, I didn’t want to read anything about Iran. Certainly nothing written by mainstream American news media, which often draws an absurdist caricature of the country. I wanted to arrive with an open… Continue Reading