Former Hostages Call for Broadened Dialogue with Iran

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News On the eve of resumed talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany) in Almaty, Kazakhstan over its nuclear programme, two former hostages of the U.S. embassy takeover… Continue Reading  

Brzezinski Lists Washington’s Iran Options if Talks Fail

Last week I attended an event hosted by the Arms Control Association and the National Iranian American Council on how to make diplomacy work with Iran. I wrote about it here. Keynote speaker Zbigniew Brzezinski was the last to speak… Continue Reading  

CFR and WSJ Need to Fact Check With the CIA and IAEA

With the media and punditry focused on what to make of comments from retiring Mossad head Meir Dagan that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon until 2015, Der Spiegel’s interview with IAEA chief Yukiya Amano should be closely read… Continue Reading  

NIAC Calls out Anti-Iranian Stanford Professor

Here’s something curious, via the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). It seems Stanford professor Jeffrey Ullman harbors some antipathy toward Iranian students as evinced by his negative views of their government and its politics (specifically vis-à-vis Israel).  Doesn’t he know that… Continue Reading  

Sen. Joe Lieberman Ignores Secretary of Defense, May Endorse Military Option Against Iran

Senator Joe Lieberman, in his remarks to the neoconservative Foreign Policy Initiative on Tuesday, told Bill Kristol that the new Congress would press the Obama administration on sanctions but may also formally endorse the use of military force againt Iran.… Continue Reading