Despite Arms Announcement, U.S. Syria Strategy Remains Unclear

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Despite Thursday’s announcement that President Barack Obama has decided to provide direct military assistance to Syrian rebels, what precisely the administration has in mind remains unclear. Analysts here are also questioning whether the decision… Continue Reading

The Future of U.S. Military Aid to Lebanon

Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel blog has published an article I’ve written on the ongoing holdup of U.S. military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon last week showcased both the increasing importance… Continue Reading

The Daily Talking Points

News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 13th, 2010: Huffington Post: Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch calls for the United States to bomb Iran. Citing the concerns of Sunni Arab allies, Israel, and even Europeans, who… Continue Reading