January 20, 2014

Iran Is Dangerously Close to the Bomb

Tzvi Fleischer, Herald Sun

The Associated Press

Tough sanctions and credible threats brought the Iranians to the table. The same tools can bring about a final deal that will end the Iranian nuclear crisis once and for all, if the international community holds its nerve.

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January 16, 2014
An Iran Hawk's Case Against New Sanctions
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
The bill before the U.S. Senate, which has 59 co-sponsors at last count, will not achieve the denuclearization of Iran. It will not lead to the defunding of Hezbollah by Iran or to the withdrawal of Iranian support for Syrian... more ››
January 17, 2014
How Iran, Putin and Assad Outwitted America
David Keyes, Daily Beast
Historians will look back at the present moment with astonishment that Iran so skillfully outwitted the West. They will note the breathtaking naiveté of American and European officials who let a brutal theocracy undermine... more ››
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Why Lebanon Still Matters
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Obama's Messianic and Obsessive Foreign Policy
Michael Weiss, NOW
Words from the regimes of Iran, Russia, and Syria mean nothing now because the executive branch is speaking on their behalf. The result is a colossal mission of redefinition. A skeptic is belligerent, a terrorist is a... more ››
January 16, 2014
Elections Don't Matter, Institutions Do
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
Institutions, or the lack of them, explain much that has happened in the world in recent decades. Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Central Europe went on to build functioning democracies and economies. With all of their... more ››