What Can We Talk About When We Talk About Sheldon Adelson?

Over at The New Republic, Marc Tracy asks the question “Is it possible to write critically about Sheldon Adelson without being anti-Semitic?” He answers in the affirmative, noting that Adelson’s enormous financial influence on this year’s presidential election cycle —… Continue Reading  

USA Today’s Editorial Board vs FDD’s Clifford May on Israel, Iran

USA Today Iran Debate

This is USA Today’s editorial board suggesting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Iran-attack media campaign is likely just more of the same Israeli tactic to pressure the United States into implementing harsher measures against Iran’s nuclear program: Say this for… Continue Reading  

Long-time Iran Hawk Ledeen Says Israeli Strategy was to Push the US to Attack


by Jasmin Ramsey Michael Ledeen, a neoconservative historian and long-time Iran hawk who joined the hardline Foundation for Defense of Democracies after leaving the American Enterprise Institute in 2008, summarizes Israel’s strategy with the United States and Iran: …Israel does not want… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. John Bolton, Mark Wallace & Kristen Silverberg, Wall Street… Continue Reading  

The Drama of Iran’s Erratic Rial


By Kevan Harris via the United States Institute of Peace What are the primary reasons that the Iranian rial has lost half of its value against the U.S. dollar in just one year? Iran’s currency was valued at about 10,000 rials… Continue Reading