William Hague Endorses Linkage for the UK

Last night during an interview with Charlie Rose British Foreign Secretary William Hague endorsed linkage — the notion that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will help promote U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East. Here’s what was said: CHARLIE ROSE: But also… Continue Reading  

Joe Lieberman Defends “Military Option;” Says Iranian Leaders are “Incapable of Compromise”

Joe Lieberman (I-CT) delivered remarks at an AIPAC event today that primarily addressed the departure of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. However, his speech included a significant portion that discussed the Obama administration’s Iran policy. As he has in the past,… Continue Reading  

Palestine Papers: Admiral Michael Mullen Embraces “linkage” Concept

Admiral Michael Mullen appears to concur with General David Petraeus’ and the administration’s views on “linkage” in a document released in the “Palestine Papers” (h/t Alex Kane at Mondoweiss). Notes from a June 16, 2009 meeting show the chief Palestinian… Continue Reading  

The Economist Endorses Linkage, Calls On White House to “Legislate” End of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Economist, in its latest cover editorial, appears to be solidly behind the concept of “linkage” in its call for greater U.S. leadership in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Linkage—a concept endorsed by the top levels of the U.S. military and… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 20, 2010: The Wall Street Journal: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes that Afghanistan is costly and “a strategic distraction,” and that U.S. military resources could be better… Continue Reading