What The Republican Congress Means for Iran Policy

On the eve of the mid-term elections, George Washington University professor Marc Lynch blogged about how the outcome could impact U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. His Foreign Policy piece included the potential of a GOP-led Congress approving an… Continue Reading  

Cole to Broder: War with Iran ‘would just about finish us off as a nation’

In Monday’s Talking Points, I chronicled some of the initial responses to David Broder’s Washington Post column this past weekend. Broder suggested President Obama could revitalize the economy by going to war with Iran. The responses were mostly negative: Despite winning… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 30 – November 1, 2010: The Washington Post: David Broder suggests since Obama can not control the “tidal force” of the marketplace, one other option for getting the United States out… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 28, 2010. Foreign Policy: Marc Lynch blogs that while the White House is considering “talk[ing] more openly about military options [against Iran],” according to The New York Times’ David Sanger, such… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 17. The Wall Street Journal: Joe Parkinson reports on Turkish Prime Minister Tayyup Erdogan’s comments on Thursday that Ankara is seeking to triple its trade with Iran over the next five… Continue Reading