The world according to President Obama and Governor Romney

via IPS News  Graphic: The figures signify the number of times each country was mentioned in the Oct. 22 presidential debate. Credit: Zachary Fleischmann/IPS  U.S. strategy in the Greater Middle East, which has dominated foreign policy-making since the 9/11 attacks more than… Continue Reading  

Do Obama and Romney differ on Iran?

Two must-read analyses of the Iran portion from last night’s final presidential debate are brought to us by TIME’s Tony Karon and the Arms Control Association’s Greg Thielmann. (This TPM headline also sums up the entire debate quite nicely: “Romney’s Final Debate… Continue Reading  

Former Mossad chief: Failure to negotiate with Iran would lead to war

By Paul Mutter Laura Rozen’s recent interview with former Mossad director Efraim Halevy focuses heavily on diplomatic options for the US, Israel and Iran in the impasse over the Iranian nuclear program. Halevy, like former Mossad director Meir Dagan and a number of past… Continue Reading  

Questions that would liven up tonight’s foreign policy debate

US foreign policy specialist Stephen Walt lists the top ten questions you won’t hear during tonight’s last presidential nominee debate. Iran will be a central focus, if not the most talked about issue, but we’re unlikely to hear serious discussion along these… Continue Reading  

On Eve of Foreign Policy Debate, Voters Sour on Arab Spring

via IPS News On the eve of Monday’s foreign policy debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the electorate appears increasingly disillusioned with the so-called Arab Spring, according to a new survey released by the Pew Research… Continue Reading