Urging Caution on Iranian Machinations in Iraqi Politics

I have a short piece up at the excellent website Tehran Bureau, which is housed by PBS’s Frontline. I was a bit concerned when I opened up TB‘s daily round-up to find three articles promoting the view that Muqtada al-Sadr’s… Continue Reading  

Hanna: U.S. View of Iran’s role in Iraq Exaggerated

In yesterday’s Daily Talking Points we covered Michael Hanna‘s Atlantic piece about how the U.S. tends to exaggerate Iranian influence in Iraqi electoral politics. Indeed, with Iran-based Muqtada al-Sadr throwing his support behind Nuri al-Maliki recently, there have been a lot… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 14th, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, opines that the European Union should do more to sanction Iran’s worst human-rights… Continue Reading