Rice Doesn’t Buy GOP Talking Point That Iraq Withdrawal Strengthens Iran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Condoleezza Rice continued her book tour this week talking with Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin. Rogin pushed Rice to share her reflections on the Obama administration’s foreign policy, and surprisingly, the former Secretary of State… Continue Reading  

A Day After Justifying Reagan’s Dealings With The Iranians, Santorum Says They ‘Cannot Be Negotiated With’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Amid the talk during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate about negotiating with terrorists like al Qaeda, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) dropped a doozy on his fellow candidates: “Are you all willing to condemn Ronald… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for Sept. 19 Wall Street Journal: Iran is called “aggressively defensive” by an unnamed U.S. official in an article about how a “direct military hot line” is being considered to prevent “miscalculations” after… Continue Reading  

Paul, Santorum and the Sixth War (on Iran)

Republished with the permission of Informed Comment By Juan Cole One of the places foreign policy emerged in the GOP Iowa debate last night was an exchange between Ron Paul and Rick Santorum on Iran, as right wing analyst Thomas… Continue Reading