Iran Weekend Update

by Jim Lobe If you want to keep up with legislative and other Washington-based developments regarding Iran, including Bibi Netanyahu’s forthcoming visit here, there are a number of documents and websites that should bring you up to date. Below you… Continue Reading  

Obama’s AUMF: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by the National Security Network This morning, the White House sent Congress the text of its proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State. The proposed legislation includes strengths and weaknesses that deserve careful analysis and… Continue Reading  

Questions that would liven up tonight’s foreign policy debate

US foreign policy specialist Stephen Walt lists the top ten questions you won’t hear during tonight’s last presidential nominee debate. Iran will be a central focus, if not the most talked about issue, but we’re unlikely to hear serious discussion along these… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu media campaign failing to move US red lines on Iran

Report Kevin Baron and Gordon Lubold for Foreign Policy: Pentagon policy chief Jim Miller said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning this week that Iran would have nearly enough bomb-grade uranium to build a nuclear weapon in six months does not change the… Continue Reading  

J Street Panel: Iran’s Nuclear Program is on the backburner but Israel Must Avoid “Rash Action”

J Street’s annual conference hosted a panel discussion this morning on “Averting the Crisis: American Policy Options.” The panel was notably missing the hawkish voice of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Patrick Clawson (who canceled earlier in the… Continue Reading