After I e-mailed my last post to interviewee Helena Cobban, she sent me an insightful response. A blogger/analyst and publisher who sat for 17 years on the advisory committee of Human Rights Watch and has reported extensively from the Middle East, Cobban added these points:
It doesn’t really matter what any of [...]
My sense from afar is that Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his friends and backers in Tehran are sending a fairly blunt message to the west [...]
In Monday’s Talking Points, I chronicled some of the initial responses to David Broder’s Washington Post column this past weekend. Broder suggested President Obama could revitalize the economy by going to war with Iran. The responses were mostly negative:
News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for October 30 – November 1, 2010:
The Washington Post: David Broder suggests since Obama can not control the “tidal force” of the marketplace, one other option for getting the United States out of its economic slump is by setting the stage for war with Iran. “With strong Republican [...]
Retired diplomat Chas Freeman, speaking about the failures of U.S. intervention in the Middle East, raises important points about the neoconservative push for ever more aggressive moves against Iran.
He writes that the U.S. is “at an unsustainable dead end with Iran.”
Freeman, who has a book of collected writings and speeches that [...]
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