The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 12: Tablet Magazine: Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow Lee Smith writes, “Arabs are not winning an information war against Israel, nor anything else for that matter. Rather, the stories and lies they tell… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 8, 2010: The Washington Times: Ilan Berman, vice president of the hawkish American Foreign Policy Council, writes that the WikiLeaks cables “demolishes a number of sacred cows relating to American policy towards… Continue Reading  

Lee Smith: “Automated Meaning-Extraction” System Confirms Iranian Control Over Hezbollah

Despite the growing list of voices supporting the concept of linkage—the notion, accepted at the highest levels of the U.S. military, that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will help promote U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East—neoconservatives continue to push the… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 6, 2010. Wall Street Journal:  John Hopkins professor Fouad Ajami defends the whole of the Iraq War and addresses concerns that the country is subject to undue Iranian influence. He acknowledges… Continue Reading