Iran Hawks Spend Weekend Condemning Planned Iranian Passage of Suez Canal

Ali has an excellent post up about the dangerously provocative Israeli rhetoric surrounding the planned—but now delayed—passage of the Suez Canal by two Iranian naval ships. But the Israeli side of the story, which bordered on hysterical at times, was… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 29, 2010: Commentary: J.E. Dyer, writing on Commentary‘s Contentions blog, says that Iran has sought to weaken the U.S. military’s capabilities in the region by exploring bilateral defense agreements with Oman and… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 7, 2010: Commentary: J.E. Dyer, writing on Commentary’s Contentions blog, says that talks with Iran are futile and “the current process of negotiation and inspection is worse than irrelevant. It is counterproductive… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for October 19, 2010: Commentary: J.E. Dyer writes on the Contentions blog that Sunni Arabs are convinced Iran is taking over Iraq. He notes that Iraqi Sunnis in the Awakening movement are moving back… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 6, 2010. Wall Street Journal:  John Hopkins professor Fouad Ajami defends the whole of the Iraq War and addresses concerns that the country is subject to undue Iranian influence. He acknowledges… Continue Reading