Libya and the specter of the unknown

By Reza Sanati Just as the fall of Kabul and Baghdad ignited a spate of jubilation and self-vindication from proponents of intervention in those countries, the fall of Tripoli has reincarnated this pattern, both from humanitarian interventionists and their U.S.-interest… Continue Reading  

Davos Panel Agreed that Military Strike on Iran Would be Disastrous

While most other news has been justifiably overshadowed by the rapidly developing events in Egypt, a report on a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos is worth calling attention to. A panel, which included “card carrying realist” (although… 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  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 8. Wall Street Journal: The neoconservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal is ready to declare International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of Iran’s nuclear program and sanctions against Iran… Continue Reading