Iraq in the Rearview Mirror

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by James A. Russell As the country makes a half-hearted attempt to sort through the wreckage of its experience in Iraq 10 years later, the country would do well to remind itself of a few central and searing uncomfortable truths.… Continue Reading  

Iranian Nuclear Stalemate: Too Much Complacency?

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by Wayne White The latest round of frustrating nuclear talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its next session with the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany) set for February 26 have generated… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu-Lieberman Union Won’t Change Iran Timetable

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled an “October surprise” out of his hat when he announced his Likud party would form a joint list in the upcoming election with Avigdor Lieberman’s fascist Yisrael Beiteinu party. This is more of a… Continue Reading  

Former Mossad chief: Failure to negotiate with Iran would lead to war

By Paul Mutter Laura Rozen’s recent interview with former Mossad director Efraim Halevy focuses heavily on diplomatic options for the US, Israel and Iran in the impasse over the Iranian nuclear program. Halevy, like former Mossad director Meir Dagan and a number of past… Continue Reading  

NYT on Iran: “Military action is no quick fix”

The New York Times editorial board continues to set itself apart from the hawkish editorial boards of the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post on the issue of how to deal with Iran: Military action is no quick fix.… Continue Reading