When Congress Should Assert Itself, and When It Shouldn’t

by Paul R. Pillar David Sanger’s article in the New York Times about how the Obama administration is seeking a nuclear accord with Iran that would not require any early votes in Congress has garnered a lot of attention. Naturally, the administration in response… Continue Reading  

Obama Aides Launch Preemptive Attack on New Iran Plan

via IPS News Although the place and time of the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have not yet been announced, the manoeuvring by Iran and the United States to influence the outcome has already begun. Iran sought… Continue Reading  

IAEA Report Shows Iran Reduced Its Breakout Capacity

via IPS News The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report made public Thursday reveals that Iran has actually reduced the amount of 20-percent enriched uranium available for any possible “breakout” to weapons grade enrichment over the last three months rather… Continue Reading  

Gary Sick on U.S. government leaks ahead of Iran nuclear talks

On Sunday former U.S. national security advisor and Iran expert Dr. Gary Sick wrote the following about U.S. government leaks to news outlets ahead of expected renewed talks between the P5+1 this month. PBS Frontline’s Tehran Bureau included his commnetary in… Continue Reading  

FDD Opens Iran Confab; Dinner at Oren’s? (Nope! UPDATED)

(UPDATED: Below I guessed that the FDD fundraiser at the residence of an unnamed ambassador to the U.S. would be at Israeli ambassador Michael Oren’s house. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Turns out it was a Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani’s house. That… Continue Reading