The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 17, 2010: Weekly Standard: Michael Weiss attacks the concept of ‘linkage‘ in a long, convoluted piece on the Standard‘s blog. Leading off with an overstatement explanation of linkage (“by resolving the Arab-Israeli… Continue Reading  

Bread and Nukes: Stuxnet’s Collateral Damage?

According to a Fox News exclusive, experts think the Stuxnet virus is still wrecking havoc on Iran’s nuclear program, particularly to the centrifuges. Yet it’s worth considering that even cyber-warfare — like all kinds of warfare — can produce “collateral… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 3, 2010: National Review Online: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Benjamin Weinthal blogs on a WikiLeaks cable that had originated in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Apparently, a senior adviser to Angela… Continue Reading  

Did Israel Cyber-Attack Iran?

It looks that way — or the Israelis could simply want people to think that. But, whatever the truth, they seem to be coyly admitting to this summer’s massive cyber-attack against Iran. The New York Times looks back at Stuxnet,… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 2 – 4, 2010. New York Times: Though details are not available, William Yong writes that Iranian authorities have arrested an unspecified number of “nuclear spies” in connection with the Stuxnet… Continue Reading