The Leveretts, The Tea Party and Iran

The Leveretts have a piece up reacting to Sarah Palin’s USA Today op-ed. It’s a thoughtful accounting, deeply (and rightfully) scornful of Palin’s belligerence, but lacks in terms of context and framing. The Leveretts, while shrewd geo-strategists, may be engaged in… Continue Reading  

Was Iran Engagement Serious? (Con’t)

The Iran-grand-bargainers, the Leveretts, have an interesting piece up challenging the notion that the Barack Obama administration was ever serious about engaging Iran. (Because I’m behind on my reading, I only picked up on it via the Progressive Realist.) These are the… Continue Reading  

U.S. Labels Iranian rebel group ‘terrorists’ ahead of talks

In a move on Wednesday that some analysts consider a concession to Iran ahead of the upcoming negotiations on its nuclear program, the U.S. State Department labeled the Iranian Sunni militant group, Jundullah, a “Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of… Continue Reading  

Peter Jenkins: IAEA Report “Sheds No New Light”

Over at the Leveretts’ Race for Iran site, guest-poster Peter Jenkins delivers a level-headed analysis of the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran. Jenkins, a former-British diplomat who served from 2001 – 2006 at the IAEA, starts… Continue Reading  

WSJ-Asia Cheers Tightening Iran Sanctions

According to The Wall Street Journal Asia’s editorial board, newly announced cooperation from Japan and South Korea on enforcing UN sanctions against Iran “is worth cheering.” The editorial board attributed South Korea’s cooperation on sanctions to its “growing up as… Continue Reading