The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for November 9, 2010. The Washington Post: Senior Council on Foreign Relations fellow and former George W. Bush policy adviser Michael Gerson writes that after the midterm election, Obama may choose to focus… Continue Reading  

Karon: How Midterm Election Results Effect Obama and Iran

Tony Karon‘s story at Time how the Republican surge in the Congress will affect U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran policy is well worth the read. He writes that while Obama is universally viewed as unlikely to attack Iran, the Republican… Continue Reading  

Karon: U.S. Elections Make Iran War More Likely

Analyst and Time editor Tony Karon has a piece up at Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper about the likely effects of Tuesday’s mid-term elections on Barack Obama’s foreign policy, due to the predicted Republican takeover of the House (and possibly… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 15th, 2010. Foreign Policy: David Rothkopf charges that Roger Cohen’s recent New York Times op-ed totally disregards the threat posed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Instead, Rothkopf endorses Israeli ambassador to… Continue Reading  

In NYT, Karsh still trying to dispel ‘linkage’

With regard to Iran, Efraim Karsh’s Sunday op-ed in the New York Times is an important example of what analyst Tony Karon called “recycl[ed] really tired Israeli PR lines.” Indeed, in his conclusion, Karsh, with gaps in his logic bigger… Continue Reading