The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and The Stimson Center’s joint study group report (PDF) on U.S.-Iran Policy calls for a massive overhaul in the U.S.’s policy of engagement of coercion and argues for a policy of “strategic engagement” to persuade Iran to abandon its alleged nuclear weapons program.
At the [...]
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 [...]
On Think Progress’s Wonk Room, Matt Duss reviews Carnegie associate Karim Sadjadpour’s Foreign Policy article about which historical model best fits U.S.-Iran relations. (Eli covered Sadjadpour’s piece last week.)
Duss agrees with Sadjadpour’s conclusion that the Soviet Union is the best historical model to apply to Iran, but adds something: If [...]
CBS News conducted a phone survey of 906 randomly selected participants in September, asking for the first [...]
To briefly follow up on Matt Duss’s post about how Joe Lieberman’s hawkish take on Iran is at odds with most of the thought coming out of the Pentagon (which we covered already), the National Security Network (NSN) has lined up and linked to several statements by Pentagon figures — both in uniform [...]
Matt Duss continues to be an indispensable daily read for those who want to keep track of what D.C. hawks are saying. He’s on top of every word they utter, offering solid progressive rebuttals for even their most absurd talking points.
Take former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s claim that Iran is a nation of [...]
At Think Progress’s The Wonk Room, Matt Duss has a post up about Joe Lieberman (I-CT)’s speech yesterday at the Council on Foreign Relations about the next steps for the U.S. regarding Iran, namely, that the military option is a “real and credible alternative policy” to diplomacy and sanctions.
Duss writes that [...]
On Fox News Sunday, a bellicose Bill Kristol predicted President Obama “will end up a year from now using force against Iran,” but Obama just doesn’t want to signal that now.
Kristol believes that during this phase of diplomacy and sanctions, President Barack Obama should be talking about a military strike on Iran in order to [...]
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