Missing Ahmadinejad and Savaging “the Charm Offensive”

by Marsha B. Cohen The ubiquitous smiling visage of Hassan Rouhani and his seemingly reasonable iterations of Iranian intentions are infuriating some Israelis. Zvi Bar’el of Haaretz explains that “Israel’s fear of losing its justification for an attack on Iran and… Continue Reading

Beware Ilan Berman’s Citations of U.S. Officials on Iran

by Jim Lobe In critiquing Sebastian Rotella’s recent ProPublica report about alleged Iranian/Hezbollah activities in Latin America, I came across a surprising discovery. As readers of this blog know, Rotella had misattributed a quotation uttered by far-right Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in… Continue Reading

ProPublica’s Response To My Post On Rotella’s Iran in LatAm Work

by Jim Lobe Following the publication last month of my post, “ProPublica and the Fear Campaign Against Iran”, I sent an email message to Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, drawing his attention to my critique of Sebastian’s Rotella’s article, “The Terror Threat… 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. Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal: With “The Post-American Middle East”, the Journal’s editorial… Continue Reading

Iran Threat Reduction Act set to be approved

The “Iran Threat Reduction Act” which Jim reported on in detail looks like it’s gaining swift approval in congress, just like lead sponsor Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hoped it would. As of early Friday morning, S.1048 has been signed by 38… Continue Reading