The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for Aug. 25 – Sept. 4 The National Review Online: The American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin attempts to compare Muammar Qaddafi’s “last stand” with a similar scenario involving an imaginary nuclear-armed Iran. Rubin… Continue Reading  

Michael Rubin: Because Qaddafi Forces Fired A Scud, Iranians Would Fire Nukes

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin took to the National Review today to posit that, if the Iranian regime was facing an imminent collapse, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps — the ideological force controlled… Continue Reading  

Libya, Iraq, and Humanitarianism

Glenn Greenwald has a typically thorough and well-argued piece attacking the claim that opposing intervention in Libya means that one is indifferent to the suffering of Libyans. Greenwald is, I think, certainly correct on this point; there are enough compelling… Continue Reading