Emad in IHT: Will Smiles Last for Egyptian Labor?

Our colleague Emad Mekay has a piece on Egyptian labor in today’s International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. The role of labor was crucial in Egyptians’ popular efforts to oust Hosni Mubarak, perhaps the bale… Continue Reading  

Takeyh: “Just how stable is Iran’s clerical regime?”

Council on Foreign Relations scholar Ray Takeyh has an intriguing op-ed in the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. He asks: “Just how stable is Iran’s clerical regime?” Takeyh starts with a little armchair psychology… Continue Reading  

Iranian Bomb Won’t Trigger Mid East Nuclear Arms Race

Two proliferation experts had a provocative piece in the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, on Wednesday. William Potter and Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova of the Monterey Institute conducted a multi-year study examining declassified national intelligence estimates… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 26th, 2010: Reuters: John Irish reports that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has warned Iran that, “If a credible agreement [over its nuclear program] cannot be reached, Iran’s isolation would only worsen.” … Continue Reading  

Israel’s Nuclear Opacity Hurts Its Stance on Iran

In the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times, Avner Cohen and Marvin Miller have an op-ed about the Israeli covert nuclear program. Cohen, a non-proliferation fellow at California’s Monterey Institute of International Studies is about… Continue Reading