US-Iran Settlement Requires Looking Beyond Netanyahu’s Goals

By Michael Brenner Graham Allison and Shai Feldman, the two distinguished authors of the “Coming Clash over Iran“, have reduced the complicated, contentious issue of Iran’s relations with the United States to the tenor of dealings between Washington and Jerusalem. Means,… Continue Reading  

How the US and Israel can avoid further clashes over Iran

Academics Graham Allison and Shai Feldman predict a “Coming Clash over Iran” between the United States and Israel in the National Interest. Significant developments during the next 6 months — further Iranian nuclear progress; potential reinvigorated attempts at diplomacy by… Continue Reading  

An attack on Iran in 2013?

According to former top advisers to George W. Bush and Barak Obama, the United States will preventively strike Iran in 2013 if no diplomatic settlement is reached over its nuclear program. From the Times of Israel: During an on-stage discussion with… Continue Reading  

Khatami-era Nuclear Negotiator Explains why Iran doesn’t want the bomb

According to Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, the spokesperson for Iran’s nuclear negotiating team (2003-2005) and now a visiting scholar at Princeton University, an Iranian nuclear weapon “would provide only a short-term regional advantage that would turn into a longer-term vulnerability”. Arrested… Continue Reading  

Iran Shows Signs of Resilience Ahead of Potential Bilateral Talks

By Richard Javad Heydarian A key foreign policy consequence of President Barak Obama’s reelection is the growing possibility of face-to-face talks between the United States. and Iran. Both the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali… Continue Reading