“Diamonds for Peanuts” and the Double Standard

by Marsha B. Cohen The New York Times’ op-ed page headlined “Hopes for Iran”, which offers half a dozen cautious-to-negative views on Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani, unexpectedly links to a “Related Story” published last year: Should Israel Accept a Nuclear Ban?… Continue Reading  

Anthony Cordesman: Give Diplomacy Priority While Preserving Security

Anthony Cordesman, a highly respected military and security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), writes in a co-authored CSIS report that while the US should be prepared for the worst — an Iranian sprint towards a nuclear… Continue Reading  

Weighing Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran

The newly released Iran Project report which I’ve summarized below and which has received widespread coverage in prominent mainstream publications including the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal and Haaertz, can be read in full here. The accompanying letter and list… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to US foreign policy for Sept. 10 “Nuclear Mullahs”: The former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, summarizes the debate over Iran’s nuclear program and concludes that no war with Iran is far… 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, Washington Times: The former UN Ambassador and outspoken proponent… Continue Reading