Perle and the Clarion Fund/Project

by Jim Lobe I just received this solicitation in an email: Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle, Available for Interviews on Terror Attacks Available for Interviews: Richard Perle – Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Clare Lopez – Senior Fellow,… Continue Reading  

Is Iran Escalating the Nuclear Issue?

by Mohammad Ali Shabani Most headlines on Iran’s launch of uranium-related sites on April 9th — its National Day of Nuclear Technology — linked it to the diplomatic deadlock in Kazakhstan. Tehran was regarded as pursuing escalation, perhaps in frustration… Continue Reading  

Where is the Iran sanctions regime heading?

I don’t know the answer to the question I’ve posted above, but today’s news may offer an indication: The EU imposes new sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program and reaffirms its said commitment to reaching a peaceful, diplomatic solution: …the objective of… Continue Reading  

The MEK As a Wedge Issue for Neo-Con Iran Hawks

While you would expect the State Department’s decision to de-list the Mujahadeen-e-Khalq as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) would elicit cheers from anti-Iran neo-conservatives, the MEK has, in fact, been one of a number of issue — including former Israeli… Continue Reading  

MEK tied to Israel-backed Terrorism Regardless of US Designation

By Richard Sale I believe that delisting the Mujahadeen-e Khalq (MEK) from the US foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list is in every way reprehensible. I realize that all US public officials, especially the president, are involved in systems of necessity… Continue Reading