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Advocates of Iran Engagement Get Unexpected Boost

Published on July 20th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe via IPS News For the first time in many months, supporters of intensified diplomatic engagement with Iran appear to be gaining strength here. Following last month’s surprise election of Hassan Rouhani – widely considered ... Read More



Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Exclusion Breeds Radicalism

Published on July 19th, 2013 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The Egyptian military’s removal of the democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power upended the MB’s 20-year old political participation programme. If the new regime aims to ... Read More



New Israel-Palestine Talks: Is Peace Really Possible?

Published on July 19th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick I’m always pleased when something surprises me in the realm of Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. It doesn’t happen often. Today’s announcement that Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently succeeded at bringing Israel and the ... Read More



ProPublica and the Fear Campaign Against Iran

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Last Thursday, the highly respected, non-profit investigative news agency ProPublica featured a 2,400-word article, “The Terror Threat and Iran’s Inroads in Latin America”, by its award-winning senior reporter, Sebastian Rotella, who has long ... Read More



Iran in the Era of Moderation and Reform

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Guest

by Sahar Namazikhah via IPS News Do you expect a miracle from Rouhani? You are heading down the wrong road. Please take it easy! This was the initial sentiment among Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani’s supporters in social ... Read More



Power Woos Critics with Pro-Israel Charm Offensive

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Samantha Power, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of ambassador to the United Nations, made a strong case for her confirmation Wednesday with strong pro-Israel and interventionist statements ... Read More


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Israel’s Strategic View of Iran: Time for a Change?

Published on July 17th, 2013 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins What a pity that Mr. Netanyahu’s interviewer on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, Bob Schieffer, chose to throw Israel’s Prime Minister a succession of softballs (the cricketing equivalents are called “dollies”). It would have ... Read More

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