Jim Lobe on Obama vs. Romney’s approach to Iran

Last week IPS Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discussed how Barak Obama and Mitt Romney might differ with respect to Iran based on Obama’s record and Romney’s campaign thus far. Q: How might the approach to Iran differ depending on… Continue Reading  

U.S. Muslims Could Be Critical Voting Bloc

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via IPS News With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney virtually tied with Election Day less than two weeks away, Muslim voters could play an unexpected critical role in deciding the outcome Nov. 6. A poll of 500 registered Muslim voters released here… Continue Reading  

Who’s the war candidate?

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Robert Wright points out why a first-term President Mitt Romney would be more susceptible to hardline pressure on Iran than a second-term President Barack Obama: Second-term presidents think legacy, and nothing says legacy like peacefully and enduringly solving a problem that’s been depicted… Continue Reading  

Former Mossad chief: Failure to negotiate with Iran would lead to war

By Paul Mutter Laura Rozen’s recent interview with former Mossad director Efraim Halevy focuses heavily on diplomatic options for the US, Israel and Iran in the impasse over the Iranian nuclear program. Halevy, like former Mossad director Meir Dagan and a number of past… Continue Reading  

FLASHBACK: Gen. Petraeus Warned of US Policies that “Foment Anti-American Sentiment”

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Robert Wright has an excellent piece at the Atlantic exploring the “hidden causes” of the protests against the United States across the Muslim world. The violence, which it’s important to emphasize is never excusable, is receiving little serious analysis in… Continue Reading