Neoconservative Pundits: Arabs are obsessed with Israel; Arabs don’t care about Israel

Iran hawks and neoconservatives have had a tendency to pick one of two arguments on the issue of whether Israel plays a central role in Middle East politics. The first argument states that Israel is a central character in Arab… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 23: The Wall Street Journal: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Emanuele Ottolenghi opines, “Arabs’ revolutionary awakening belies Western conventional wisdom in the Middle East,” and repeats a linkage-denying argument that “ordinary… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 31, 2010 to January 5, 2011: The Wall Street Journal: David Feith adds his voice to the neoconservative criticism of HSBC’s recent advertisement that highlighted the high number of women in the… Continue Reading  

Ottolenghi: Lower Burden of Proof Needed For Designating Companies “IRGC Shells”

Fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies have been some of the most outspoken, and most published, voices on how the United States can most forcefully impose sanctions on Iran. Suggestions from FDD have included: recalling Switzerland as the… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 14th, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, opines that the European Union should do more to sanction Iran’s worst human-rights… Continue Reading