Ex-UN Special Commission on Iraq Chairman: “Don’t Go Baghdad on Tehran”

By Paul Mutter Rolf Ekéus, who was executive chairman for the UN Special Commission on Iraq between 1991 and 1997, writes with Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, a nuclear expert at Standford University, on the parallels between the run-up to the Iraq War and the present state of… Continue Reading  

Study suggests US & Nato munitions in Iraq caused surge in birth defects

After being asked to give his take on a recent report about the human costs of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, a prominent commentator on US-Iran relations said it was an “inexact science” and declined further comment even though he called… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu is using his Iraq script for Iran

Haaretz reporter Barak Ravid references Jim Lobe’s widely read article about Bibi Netanyahu’s testimony to Congress on Iraq one year prior to the US-led war in 2003. In sum, the Israeli Prime Minister seems to be reading from the same… Continue Reading  

Don’t Iraq Iran: Foolproof the Intelligence

Roger Z. George, a former national intelligence officer who teaches at the National War College in Washington, explains how to avoid making the same mistakes the US made before invading Iraq in 2003, with Iran: – set extremely high standards for evidence –… 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