FLASHBACK: Gen. Petraeus Warned of US Policies that “Foment Anti-American Sentiment”

Robert Wright has an excellent piece at the Atlantic exploring the “hidden causes” of the protests against the United States across the Muslim world. The violence, which it’s important to emphasize is never excusable, is receiving little serious analysis in… 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. Michael Ledeen, Foreign Affairs: The¬†neoconservative pundit has been arguing… Continue Reading

Robert Wright on the “Romney Doctrine”

Author and senior editor at the Atlantic Robert Wright has a knack for highlighting important Iran policy-related statements made by leading U.S. politicians. Here he is clearing up any confusion about Mitt Romney’s “red line” on Iran when compared to… Continue Reading

Purim: When Bad History Makes Bad Policy

Is it really a good idea for a US President to look to a biblical novella (especially one whose “happy ending” is the death of tens of thousands of people), or to any religious text, as his guidebook on foreign affairs? Continue Reading