The world according to President Obama and Governor Romney

via IPS News  Graphic: The figures signify the number of times each country was mentioned in the Oct. 22 presidential debate. Credit: Zachary Fleischmann/IPS  U.S. strategy in the Greater Middle East, which has dominated foreign policy-making since the 9/11 attacks more than… Continue Reading  

Do Obama and Romney differ on Iran?

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Two must-read analyses of the Iran portion from last night’s final presidential debate are brought to us by TIME’s Tony Karon and the Arms Control Association’s Greg Thielmann. (This TPM headline also sums up the entire debate quite nicely: “Romney’s Final Debate… Continue Reading  

Iran War Game “Tell me how this ends” Highlights Massive “Military option” costs

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The Truman National Security Project has created an interactive version of a war game with Iran. The goal is to highlight the costs of using the military option — financially massive and downright bad for US allies and forces in the… Continue Reading  

Questions that would liven up tonight’s foreign policy debate

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US foreign policy specialist Stephen Walt lists the top ten questions you won’t hear during tonight’s last presidential nominee debate. Iran will be a central focus, if not the most talked about issue, but we’re unlikely to hear serious discussion along these… Continue Reading  

Finally an Opportunity for a Real Campaign Conversation on Iran

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Sunday’s New York Times story that the US and Iran have agreed in principle to direct bilateral negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program provides opportunity for a more honest conversation on Iran than the presidential candidates have had so far. Well,… Continue Reading