Jim Lobe on Obama vs. Romney’s approach to Iran

Last week IPS Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discussed how Barak Obama and Mitt Romney might differ with respect to Iran based on Obama’s record and Romney’s campaign thus far. Q: How might the approach to Iran differ depending on… 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  

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. Joe Lieberman, RFE/RL: The independent senator who said in April… Continue Reading  

Colin Kahl: Israel threats to strike Iran not “merely bluffing”

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In an interview with Al-Monitor‘s Laura Rozen, the Obama Administration’s former top Pentagon mideast advisor, Colin Kahl, explains why he isn’t writing off Israel’s latest threats about Iran from key decision-makers Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak as mere saber-rattling: Al-Monitor: Why… Continue Reading  

The reluctance that dogs the West’s approach to Iran

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The front page of the 13 July edition of the Daily Telegraph caused a stir in Britain. The headline, amplified by that morning’s BBC News, read: “We foiled Iranian nuclear weapons bid, says spy chief”. Referencing a speech by the… Continue Reading