Reform or Regime Change for Iran?

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by Fareed Marjaee Recently the neo-conservative writer Eli Lake of Bloomberg Views interviewed Iranian exiled dissident and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi. He chose a highly charged title for the interview: “Shirin Ebadi Is Done Trying to Reform Iran. She Wants… Continue Reading  

Why is CIA Director Weighing in With Policy Advice on Iran?

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by Jim Lobe Are we once again witnessing the politicization of intelligence of the kind that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Only applied to Iran this time? There are a number of indications that such a process may… Continue Reading  

Bannon Down, Pentagon Up, Neocons In?

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by Jim Lobe The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon’s influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump’s election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to… Continue Reading  

Neocon: Forget about Paying Iran Back

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by Ali Gharib There are so many reasons to be angry at Iran. To take just the latest example, the Revolutionary Guards this week arrested a retired Canadian-American professor visiting Tehran and held her incommunicado at the notorious Evin Prison. The recent… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Conference Speaker List: Where’s the Bipartisanship?

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by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference is a Washington DC ritual in which the group celebrates its bipartisan bona fides with Republican and Democratic members of Congress making speaking appearances. And that’s where AIPAC’s strength… Continue Reading