Martin Indyk: Israel “cried wolf”

Having pulled all the stops to avert an Israeli attack against Iran last spring that never happened, has the Obama administration given all that it has to Israel’s hawkish leaders only to learn that it has been played? If so,… Continue Reading

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Patrick Clawson and Mehdi Khalaji, WINEP: Patrick Clawson and… Continue Reading

Hawks Dominate Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Alleged “Iranian Plot”

On October 26, two house subcommittees held a hearing dominated by hawks and neoconservatives on the alleged “Iranian plot” to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington. Several witnesses criticized the media for questioning the alleged plot’s plausibility and the evidence… Continue Reading

AIPAC Bills Opposing Palestinian Statehood Drive Sail Through House And Senate

The Senate passed a resolution last week threatening repercussions if the Palestinians press on with their bid for statehood. A similar House of Representatives resolution passed this week. The two bills, very likely drafted by AIPAC, cite a number of… Continue Reading

J Street Panel: Iran’s Nuclear Program is on the backburner but Israel Must Avoid “Rash Action”

J Street’s annual conference hosted a panel discussion this morning on “Averting the Crisis: American Policy Options.” The panel was notably missing the hawkish voice of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Patrick Clawson (who canceled earlier in the… Continue Reading