Israel and Iran: A Lesson from a “Dispute-Resolution-Game”

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Recent news out of Israel prompts me to write briefly about a recent experience. Three weeks ago I was asked to serve as an adviser to the participants in a dispute-resolution exercise at a British academy. The focus of the exercise… Continue Reading  

Iran, threat, irrational–right?

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Not according to many current and former Israeli and U.S. officials. Following are just a few recent quotes opposing that notion from a thorough and useful compilation by the folks at Just Foreign Policy: Iran poses a serious threat, but… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, 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.… Continue Reading  

Former IDF Intelligence Head: Attacking Iran May Accelerate Nuclear Program

via Think Progress A growing number of current and former Israeli officials are voicing concern that attacking Iran may prove counterproductive in deterring Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon. Last week, former Israeli internal security chief Yuval Diskin warned that… Continue Reading  

Greg Thielmann counters CNN’s alarmism about Iran’s nuclear program

Greg Thielmann, a former intelligence official with more than 3 decades of service under his belt, knows a thing or two about intelligence on alleged nuclear weapons programs. He argued during the beginning of the U.S.’s war on Iraq that… Continue Reading