The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for March 1-2: The Wall Street Journal: The WSJ’s editorial board catalogs newspaper and blog commentary on “The ‘Israel First’ Myth: Obsessed with the Jewish state, Mideast ‘experts’ got the region all wrong.” The… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 25: The Weekly Standard: Jaime Daremblum, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, blogs on the “underreported news” that the U.S. government is investigating “whether Venezuela recently defied American sanctions by sending… Continue Reading  

Could Lee Smith Have Been More Wrong?

Jim asks a good question: Who was more instrumental in the Arab uprisings, George W. Bush or his nemesis Al Jazeera? Andrew Sullivan had a funny take on “Bush’s vindication”: 80% right, 100% wrong. But I want to look at Lee Smith, just because he gave… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 18: The Weekly Standard: Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow Lee Smith blogs on the Iranian plan to send two naval ships through the Suez Canal, and observes that the Iranians are conducting “a… Continue Reading  

Slavin: ‘As Talks Stall with Iran, U.S. Steps Up Propaganda War’

Our IPS colleague Barbara Slavin has a piece up about the Obama administration’s tough tone against Iran in the wake of yet another crackdown on protests organized by the Green Movement. Slavin hits on the tenor of administration officials’ comments, as well… Continue Reading