The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 16, 2010: The Weekly Standard: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Benjamin Weinthal blogs on The Weekly Standard that the detainment of two German journalists in Iran should put call attention to… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 3, 2010: National Review Online: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Benjamin Weinthal blogs on a WikiLeaks cable that had originated in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Apparently, a senior adviser to Angela… Continue Reading  

Sadjadpour: Arab leaders don’t want democratic Iran

Matt Duss at Think Progress picks up on Carnegie Endowment expert Karim Sadjadpour‘s Financial Times piece yesterday to point out that military containment won’t work against as a strategy against a country — Iran — that garners regional clout through… Continue Reading  

WikiLeaks: Not All Arab Diplomats Support Military Action Against Iran

While Iran hawks have spent the past several days writing blog posts and newspaper columns arguing that the latest round of WikiLeaks cables shows that the Arab world supports military action against Iran, a more careful look at the documents… Continue Reading  

Hawks Portray Iran as Sole Concern of Arab Leaders

Jim Lobe and I have a piece on the IPS wire that looks closely at reactions to the belligerent talk of some Arab leaders about Iran found in WikiLeaks’ CableGate stash. The notion that Iran occupies the sole spot of concern for… Continue Reading