Jim Lobe on Obama vs. Romney’s approach to Iran

Last week IPS Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discussed how Barak Obama and Mitt Romney might differ with respect to Iran based on Obama’s record and Romney’s campaign thus far. Q: How might the approach to Iran differ depending on… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu-Lieberman Union Won’t Change Iran Timetable

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled an “October surprise” out of his hat when he announced his Likud party would form a joint list in the upcoming election with Avigdor Lieberman’s fascist Yisrael Beiteinu party. This is more of a… Continue Reading  

NATO’s Arms to Syria Conundrum

Amidst UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s attempts to achieve a temporary Syrian ceasefire, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week announced a boost in American non-lethal assistance to the Syrian rebels.  Meanwhile, Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Nikolai Makarov declared… Continue Reading  

U.S. Muslims Could Be Critical Voting Bloc

via IPS News With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney virtually tied with Election Day less than two weeks away, Muslim voters could play an unexpected critical role in deciding the outcome Nov. 6. A poll of 500 registered Muslim voters released here… Continue Reading  

Who’s the war candidate?

Robert Wright points out why a first-term President Mitt Romney would be more susceptible to hardline pressure on Iran than a second-term President Barack Obama: Second-term presidents think legacy, and nothing says legacy like peacefully and enduringly solving a problem that’s been depicted… Continue Reading