When Silence Is Hardly Golden

by Henry Precht The recent telephone conversation between Presidents Obama and Rouhani — and their positive descriptions of the exchange — are precisely on target for bringing an end to the Iran-US Cold War. Distrust has been the background noise for that… Continue Reading  

Diplomacy is Still Washington’s Best Option for Iran

by Jasmin Ramsey Two conversations are presently occurring in Washington about Iran. Hawks and hardliners are searching for new ways to force the Obama administration to tighten or impose further sanctions, and/or discussing when the US should strike the country. Meanwhile,… Continue Reading  

Iran Daily Talking Points

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Iran should be key topic at hearings: The former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter urges the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to include a discussion about the implications of a “self-generated” war with Iran during its upcoming hearing. Key paragraph: It follows that a… Continue Reading  

4 National Security Advisers, Friedman Voice Support for Hagel

As the fight over the possible nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense continues, it’s worth noting two new contributions in his favor. In a letter to the editor to the Washington Post, whose initial, remarkably silly editorial… Continue Reading  

More Voices Urge Obama to Rein In Netanyahu

via IPS News WASHINGTON, Dec 6 2012 (IPS) – Increasingly distressed over the possible consequences of Israel’s recent steps to punish the Palestinian Authority (PA) and consolidate its hold on the West Bank, a number of prominent voices here are urging… Continue Reading