An Agreement That Is Good for Israel, Bad for Netanyahu

by Paul R. Pillar One of the strangest aspects of the frantic crying of alarm over Iran’s nuclear program—with the crying having reached its most publicized peak in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Republican/Likud campaign rally in the House chamber—is that the chief… Continue Reading  

Josh Block Misrepresents New Iran Sanctions Bill In SOTU Talking Points

by Ali Gharib I just received a copy of the talking points Josh Block, the head of the Israel Project, distributed to journalists and pundits ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address. The talking points, which are focused exclusively… Continue Reading  

Political Islam and US Policy in 2015

by Emile Nakhleh This year Arab political Islam will be greatly influenced by US regional policy, as it has been since the Obama administration came into office six years ago. Indeed, as the US standing in the region rose with… Continue Reading  

Israeli Mil. Intel chief: Iran bomb in one or two years

Well, the 2015 deadline didn’t last very long. Here’s the latest Israeli time-warp exercise — walking back softened Iranian nuclear timelines. From Haaretz: Iran will be able to achieve a nuclear bomb within one or two years, the incoming head of… Continue Reading  

Hidden Nuclear Sites and Never Ending Sanctions

Here’s David Ignatius, in The Washington Post, writing about the revised Israeli intelligence estimates about an Iranian bomb (2015, if you must know), with my emphasis: The delays in the Iranian program are important because they add strategic warning time… Continue Reading