Beware Ilan Berman’s Citations of U.S. Officials on Iran

by Jim Lobe In critiquing Sebastian Rotella’s recent ProPublica report about alleged Iranian/Hezbollah activities in Latin America, I came across a surprising discovery. As readers of this blog know, Rotella had misattributed a quotation uttered by far-right Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in… Continue Reading  

Gingrich Culls War Hawks For His National Security Team

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Former House Speaker and GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich announced his national security team last night, ahead of tonight’s CNN national security debate. Foreign Policy points out that the group, which “seems a little… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 12: Tablet Magazine: Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow Lee Smith writes, “Arabs are not winning an information war against Israel, nor anything else for that matter. Rather, the stories and lies they tell… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 8, 2010: The Washington Times: Ilan Berman, vice president of the hawkish American Foreign Policy Council, writes that the WikiLeaks cables “demolishes a number of sacred cows relating to American policy towards… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 28: Washington Post: The Post picks up a report from the Associated Press about the upcoming arrival in Tehran of an Omani delegation to secure the release of the two remaining… Continue Reading