News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 3:
National Review Online: Foreign Policy Initiative Executive Director Jamie M. Fly opines that the possibility of the Muslim Brotherhood taking control in Egypt is concerning “but the solution is not for conservatives to cling to the supposed stability represented by Mubarak.” He argues [...]
I cannot for the life of me figure out why entirely admirable human rights groups — which pride themselves on their independence from governments and political parties — choose to associate themselves with organizations whose advocacy for human rights is highly, highly selective, to say the least, and whose foreign-policy views are frankly imperialist.
News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 13:
The Washington Post: The Post’s editorial board writes that the apparent delay of Iran’s nuclear program is “confirmation that the international campaign” has been effective. The editorial board credits the Stuxnet virus, sanctions, and assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists as responsible for pushing back the [...]
The Leveretts have a piece up reacting to Sarah Palin’s USA Today op-ed. It’s a thoughtful accounting, deeply (and rightfully) scornful of Palin’s belligerence, but lacks in terms of context and framing. The Leveretts, while shrewd geo-strategists, may be engaged in wishful thinking and overestimating the potential of the Tea Party as a sane voice in [...]
We’ve already covered the announcement of new sanctions against Iran ahead of upcoming talks in Istanbul, but recent reports have provided a troubling broad and detailed picture that suggests the U.S. dual-track approach — pressure and engagement — might be going off the rails.
Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon on Tuesday, [...]
News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 1, 2010.
Weekly Standard: On the Standard‘s blog, Jamie Fly, the foreign policy programs director of the neoconservative Foreign Policy Initiative, warns that Russia’s decision to deny Iran S-300 anti-aircraft missiles could change at any time. Fly picks up on a post [...]
News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 27:
The Wall Street Journal: L. Gordon Crovitz opines that Ahmadinejad’s statements and interviews over the past week, which twist or deny accepted truths—such as no one is in prison for participating in protests—makes him “an information pariah” needing to be taken seriously. “A [...]
News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 25th, 2010:
Washington Times: In an editorial, the hawkish daily chronicles what it calls, “Iran’s emergence as a regional hegemon,” based on its slowly advancing nuclear program and its unveiling of a new line of unmanned aircraft. The editorial cites the Israeli Foreign Ministry in [...]
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