President Obama has time to deal with Iran, if only he knew it

Netanyahu-UN-Speech_Iran

by Mark Jansson Although President Obama has another four years, he will surely continue to hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu and a chorus of critics at home, that he has far less time to convince Iran to… Continue Reading  

Russia: No New Iran Sanctions, No Attack

U.S. hawks insist at every turn on more and harsher sanctions against Iran. But the only means of pressure available to them may be either ineffective unilateral moves or aggressive extraterritorial sanctions that are likely to upset allies. According to the Associated Press, Russian foreign… Continue Reading  

Wolfowitz: Tunisia/Egypt DO NOT Vindicate Iraq War

Well, not quite. But the former Pentagon under-secretary and current AEI scholar has something to say on the subject. A recent neoconservative meme has been to assert that the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt that are imperiling dictatorial regimes owe… Continue Reading  

Iran Blames U.S. For suicide attack in southeast

(Late-breaking updates below, including reactions and Jundullah’s claim of responsibility.) Iran blamed the United States for a suicide attack in the Islamic Republic’s restive Southeast. While Iran is mostly a Shia country, the Southeast is home to a Sunni ethnic… Continue Reading  

CFR/IISS Book: War With Iran Would be “A Mistake”

Steven Simon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, just came out with a new book called The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel,… Continue Reading