Zbigniew Brzezinski: “Engage Iran”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, political scientist and former adviser to Jimmy Carter, opposed the war on Iraq and criticized the U.S.’s handling of Afghanistan. His criticism of the U.S.’s “special relationship” with Israel resulted in him being shunned from the Obama administration… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for Oct. 28 – Nov. 2 IPS News: Further to Jim’s post yesterday is his article about the approval of two bills calling for “sweeping sanctions” against Iran by the Foreign Affairs Committee… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views related to U.S.-Iran relations for Oct. 24 – Oct. 28 Washington Post: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria bravely singles himself out as one of the last media commentators to still be talking about “engagement”. Strategic engagement with an adversary… Continue Reading  

Hawks Dominate Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Alleged “Iranian Plot”

On October 26, two house subcommittees held a hearing dominated by hawks and neoconservatives on the alleged “Iranian plot” to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington. Several witnesses criticized the media for questioning the alleged plot’s plausibility and the evidence… Continue Reading  

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News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations from Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 EA WorldView: Scott Lucas points out that the only named source that we have to back up David Ignatius’s advancing of the claim that Gholam Shakuri “helped… Continue Reading