Weapons Arsenals Highlight Imbalance of Power between Israel and Gaza groups

Consider this infographic courtesy of the Jerusalem Fund when reading Eli’s revealing post on the proportionality of the Israeli-Palestinian casualty ratio:

Expect High Human Toll from Robust Military Assault Against Iranian Nuclear Program

An excellent October 18 article, “The Myth of ‘Surgical Strikes’ on Iran“, by David Isenberg highlighted many of the conclusions of a sobering study by industrialist Khosrow Semnani on the potentially steep human cost of even a relatively selective attack against Iran’s diverse nuclear infrastructure. Semnani maintains… Continue Reading  

NYT Public Editor questions paper’s drone coverage

By Paul Mutter In what is hopefully a wake-up call for US news media, the New York Time’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan, casts a critical eye on the vagueness of the information the paper provides on drone strikes: Some of… Continue Reading  

Consider the human costs of using the “military option” on Iran’s nuclear facilities

I’ve been meaning to write about this report on the multifold human costs of militarily striking Iran’s nuclear facilities and am happy to find that it’s already been noted by Golnaz Esfandiari as well as Gordon Lubold, among others. (Marsha Cohen’s… Continue Reading  

What the New Drone Report Does and Doesn’t Say

I wrote last week about the worthwhile new Stanford/NYU study on the civilian impact of the drone war in Pakistan. Today brought the release of another new study of the drone war, this one conducted by the Center for Civilians… Continue Reading