Intervention in Libya, and It Wasn’t American

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by Paul Pillar Last week the United Arab Emirates, aided by Egypt, conducted airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. The targeted forces are among the contestants in the surging turmoil and civil warfare in Libya. The airstrikes do not appear… Continue Reading  

The Kerry Syria Gaffe that Wasn’t?

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by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated Yesterday we charted the way Secretary of State John Kerry’s seemingly off-handed answer to a question about how Syria could deter a US strike morphed into what’s now being referred to as… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to US foreign policy for Sept. 10 “Nuclear Mullahs”: The former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, summarizes the debate over Iran’s nuclear program and concludes that no war with Iran is far… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Michael Ledeen, Foreign Affairs: The neoconservative pundit has been arguing… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 19-22: The Wall Street Journal: The Journal’s editorial board writes that the Obama administration needs a “new freedom agenda,” and should take notes from George W. Bush’s second inaugural address. They accuse… Continue Reading