Should the consequences of war with Iran be discussed in private?

This week, Jeffrey Goldberg gave cover to Mitt Romney’s critique of public discussion about the consequences of going to war with Iran in Bloomberg News. Goldberg wasn’t giving Romney a platform for his messaging; he agrees with the Republican nominee’s assessment: Romney’s more… Continue Reading  

U.S. Public Sees Israeli Strike on Iran As Harmful

A majority of the U.S public believes that an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be harmful to Washington’s military and stratetic position in the Middle East, according to a new poll released yesterday by the University of Maryland’s… Continue Reading  

Don’t Iraq Iran: Foolproof the Intelligence

Roger Z. George, a former national intelligence officer who teaches at the National War College in Washington, explains how to avoid making the same mistakes the US made before invading Iraq in 2003, with Iran: – set extremely high standards for evidence –… Continue Reading  

The Liabilities of Netanyahu’s Red Line

Jeffrey Lewis provides a thorough analysis of Benjamin Netanyahu’s graphic aid and theory presented at the 67th UN General Assembly last week and explains why attacking Iran militarily based on the Israeli Prime Minister’s red line is problematic and counterproductive:… Continue Reading  

Weighing Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran

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The newly released Iran Project report which I’ve summarized below and which has received widespread coverage in prominent mainstream publications including the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal and Haaertz, can be read in full here. The accompanying letter and list… Continue Reading