ISIS Eclipses Iran as Threat Among US Public

by Jim Lobe Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, has just released a major new poll of US public opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which Mitchell Plitnick will analyze on this… Continue Reading  

An Acceptable Nuclear Deal With Iran

by Peter Jenkins A new Brookings Institution paper, “Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran,” has rightly attracted considerable attention. The author, Robert Einhorn, has a distinguished record and was Special Adviser for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the State Department from 2009… Continue Reading  

New Einhorn Report on Final Iran Deal Focuses Debate

by Jim Lobe Robert Einhorn, who served as the State Department’s special advisor on non-proliferation and arms control under President Barack Obama until less than a year ago, has issued an important report, “Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran: Requirements for a… Continue Reading  

More Voices Urge Obama to Rein In Netanyahu

via IPS News WASHINGTON, Dec 6 2012 (IPS) – Increasingly distressed over the possible consequences of Israel’s recent steps to punish the Palestinian Authority (PA) and consolidate its hold on the West Bank, a number of prominent voices here are urging… Continue Reading  

Clinton says US open to direct talks with Iran (again)

Further to Jim’s post on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s explicit statement on Friday that Washington wants bilateral talks with Iran, are similar comments she made on Nov. 30 at the Foreign Policy Group’s “Transformational Trends 2013” Forum: QUESTION: Robin Wright. SECRETARY… Continue Reading