Yossi Alpher on Israel’s Non-Viable Gaza Strategy

Writing in the Daily Beast’s “Open Zion” former Israeli intelligence operative and strategic expert Yossi Alpher offers his thoughts on Israel’s offensive against Hamas targets (an 11-month old is reportedly among the civilian causalities) in the Gaza Strip today: So why am I worried? First… Continue Reading  

Colonel Liron Libman, Former Head of the Israeli IDF International Law Department, Responds to my Post

By Dan Joyner via Arms Control Law Colonel Libman was responding to my post from last Thursday regarding Steve Walt’s recent FP piece. However, I wanted to give Col. Libman’s comment, and my response to it, their own post.  I’ll first copy Col.… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s 2010 Order Was Not a Move to War on Iran

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via IPS News A new twist was added to the longrunning media theme of a threat by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to go to war with Iran when news stories seemed to suggest Monday that Netanyahu had ordered the… Continue Reading  

Red lines or deadlines?

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The different language used in the latest public row between Israeli and US officials is actually quite telling. The notion of a “deadline” rejected by Hillary Clinton suggests a time frame beyond which the Iran talks are declared useless, kicking… 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