Nuclear Talks with Iran: Prospects

The Western members of the P5+1 are showing signs of serious intent, if re-election of President Barack Obama allows nuclear-related talks with Iran to resume in the next few months. This ought to be cheering news for all who believe… Continue Reading  

Are we Finally Going to give Iran Diplomacy a Chance?

Reuters reports that Western powers are examining “long-shot options” for the next possible round of talks with Iran: One option could be for each side to put more on the table – both in terms of demands and possible rewards –… Continue Reading  

The world according to President Obama and Governor Romney

via IPS News  Graphic: The figures signify the number of times each country was mentioned in the Oct. 22 presidential debate. Credit: Zachary Fleischmann/IPS  U.S. strategy in the Greater Middle East, which has dominated foreign policy-making since the 9/11 attacks more than… Continue Reading  

Iran War Game “Tell me how this ends” Highlights Massive “Military option” costs

The Truman National Security Project has created an interactive version of a war game with Iran. The goal is to highlight the costs of using the military option — financially massive and downright bad for US allies and forces in the… Continue Reading  

Finally an Opportunity for a Real Campaign Conversation on Iran

Sunday’s New York Times story that the US and Iran have agreed in principle to direct bilateral negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program provides opportunity for a more honest conversation on Iran than the presidential candidates have had so far. Well,… Continue Reading