Trump’s Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials

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More than 50 former senior officials and national security experts have urged the Trump administration to change course on Iran, warning that the current approach could lead to war. Following is the full statement by the National Coalition to Prevent… Continue Reading  

Calling Sens. Mitchell, Daschle—Your “Bipartisan” Center Is In Funny Company

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by Jim Lobe Former Democratic Sens. George Mitchell and Tom Daschle co-founded the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), along with their former Republican colleagues and fellow former majority leaders, Sens. Howard Baker and Bob Dole back in 2007. The Center, which… Continue Reading  

Iranian Elections: Netanyahu, Neoconservatives Are the Big Losers

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by Mitchell Plitnick Outside of Iran, there is no doubt that the biggest losers in Iran’s election this past weekend were the Likud government in Israel and its supporters, especially neoconservatives, in the United States. The response of Israel’s Prime… Continue Reading  

US Arms Sale Sends Mixed Messages to Israel

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by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel may have insisted that the latest sale of US arms to Israel sent a strong message to Iran, but the actual message was a bit more restrained. Hagel made a point… Continue Reading  

Diplomacy is Still Washington’s Best Option for Iran

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by Jasmin Ramsey Two conversations are presently occurring in Washington about Iran. Hawks and hardliners are searching for new ways to force the Obama administration to tighten or impose further sanctions, and/or discussing when the US should strike the country. Meanwhile,… Continue Reading