Geneive Abdo: It’s not Iran in 1979 and The Muslim Brotherhood Isn’t in the Driver’s Seat

While diverse voices from neoconservative pundits in Washington to Iranian state-run media have been having a field day comparing the pro-democracy protests in Egypt to the ousting of the Shah of Iran in 1979, Geneive Abdo, director of the Iran… Continue Reading  

Broken Record: Israeli official says 3 years to stop Iran

(Reuters) – The United States and its allies have up to three years to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, which has been set back by technical difficulties and sanctions, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday. Saying Iran remained his government’s… Continue Reading  

Militarization of Iran’s Regime Could Bring Opportunities for Engagement

Media attention being paid to the massive overhaul of the Iranian national subsidy system and the sudden dismissal of Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki could be overlooking the possibility of increased stability in Iran as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)… Continue Reading  

Matt Duss: The Alternate Reality of Linkage Deniers

The Center for American Progress’ Matt Duss has a piece up on Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel. He points to the ample evidence in the WikiLeaks cables that Arab leaders see the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a serious impediment to… Continue Reading