IRGC Pushed False Story of Captured U.S. Troops?

In the Babylon and Beyond blog at the Los Angeles Times, Borzou Daragahi floats an interesting theory on a potentially explosive story that appeared at the website of the Iranian newspaper Javan — only to be retracted with an apology… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 16. Reuters: Louis Charbonneau reports on calls from the U.S., British and French envoys to the UN to expedite the formation a UN panel to monitor Iran’s compliance with sanctions. “We… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 24th, 2010: The Atlantic: Marc Lynch responds to Jeffrey Goldberg’s cover story on the likelihood of an Israeli air strike on Iran. Lynch disagrees with Goldberg’s assertion that a failure for… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 23rd, 2010: Reuters: Ramin Mostafavi reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a Japanese newspaper on Friday that Iran might be willing to stop higher-grade Uranium enrichment. “We promise to stop… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 10th, 2010: The Wall Street Journal: Former UN Ambassador and current AEI fellow John Bolton offers his views on Chinese “hostilities” to the United States and its allies. Bolton says that… Continue Reading