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Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Thomas Saether, Nat'l Interest

Iran Diplomacy Needs Teeth

Mark Dubowitz, National Post

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Weekly Standard

Are Iran and Israel Trading Places?

Milani & Waismel-Manor, NY Times

A successful surprise attack is not easy to achieve. It rests on the ability to deceive the adversary. In general, a deception strategy might involve several elements, related to t...(full article)

Barack Obama, president of the United States, does not like to back his diplomacy with military force. He believes there should be a clear sequence of engagement: diplomacy, sancti...(full article)

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month nuclear b...(full article)

The new round of talks opened on April 8 marks another step in the race against time to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. The powers have given Iran until July 20 to reac...(full article)

As the winds of change blow across Iran, secular democrats in Israel have been losing ground to religious and right-wing extremists who feel comfortable openly attacking the Uni...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Why Obama Hit Pause on Iran - Joe Klein, Time

We know what a reasonable middle East peace would look like. In December 2000, Bill Clinton laid out the formula. There would be a return to the 1967 borders, with mutually agreed-...

U.S., Iran Share a Common Enemy: Heroin - Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe

News about soaring rates of heroin abuse and death by overdose is hard to miss in the United States. Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont devoted his entire State of the State address...

Russia's Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile for Iran - Eli Lake, Daily Beast

It’s Washington’s nightmare scenario: an aggressive Moscow deciding it’s time to arm Tehran with sophisticated weapons. And it may be closer to reality than you think....

U.S. Should Reject Iran's Hostage-Taker at the UN - NY Daily News

Hamid Aboutalebi protests that he was a translator when the Iranian regime sanctioned the hostage-taking of 52 Americans — as if serving only as a translator would make a dif...

Why the Saudis Are Panicking - Trita Parsi, The National Interest

Riyadh’s opposition to the Iran nuclear talks has largely been understood in the context of the larger Saudi-Iranian and Sunni-Shia rivalry. Consequently, Saudi’s negat...

The Iran-Israel Border Struggle Heats Up - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

For the last year and a half, Israel has kept Iran’s allies on its borders almost totally quiet. The 2006 war that many, including Hezbollah, believed Jerusalem had lost serv...

Brandishing the American Sword in the Gulf - Aaron Stein, Nat'l Interest

Barring any radical shift from the current status quo, the United States will continue to have to provide its regional allies with nuclear assurances. Yet, the dynamics in the regi...

Obama Calls the Shots in Saudi Arabia - David Blair, Daily Telegraph

Mr Obama has no need to feel inhibited when he encounters the Saudi king. He can try to quell the fires in the Middle East without heeding the humble nonagenarian who prefers to de...

Israel Cannot Rely on the World to Stop Iran - Jerusalem Post

Ultimately, Israel must look after its own interests, chief among which is preventing uranium enrichment by its arch-enemy....

Iran Has a Friend in Right-Wing Japanese Novelist - Todd Crowell, RCW

The nationalist Japanese novelist Naoki Hyakuta may be controversial in his own country, but he is a hero in Iran. During a nine-day visit in February, he was treated like a VIP ev...

Netanyahu Should Fire His Defense Minister - Yoel Marcus, Haaretz

This is the first time that a defense minister, who knows full well what we get from the United States and how it affects all aspects of our lives, has ever dared speak ill of the ...

Why Sanctions Don't Really Work - Andrew Cockburn, Los Angeles Times

Sanctions did not bring Iran to the table. Not only Iranian officials but other undeniably objective observers concur that the reason negotiations have commenced is emphatically no...

Putin Won't Sabotage Iran Nuclear Talks - Michael Crowley, Time

Russia doesn't want a nuclear Iran either — not to mention a possible U.S. military strike to prevent it....

America's Gift to Tehran - Lee Smith, Tablet Magazine

Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster....

Iran Keeps Its Word on Nuclear Arms - Javad Zarif, Financial Times

Pursuing atomic weapons would put the country’s national security in jeopardy....

The Price of Failed Leadership - Mitt Romney, Wall Street Journal

Why are there no good choices? From Crimea to North Korea, from Syria to Egypt, and from Iraq to Afghanistan, America apparently has no good options. If possession is nine-tenths o...

Was There a Deal with Iran over Lockerbie? - Con Coughlin, The Telegraph

The West should come clean about who really bombed Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 -- we owe it to the victims’ families....

Don't Ignore Iran's Threats - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Netanyahu may have thought this tangible proof of not only Iran’s support for terrorism but also its active plotting to thwart peace negotiations would have an impact on the ...

Iran, Not Libya, Is Guilty of Lockerbie Bombing - The Independent

The evidence that the Lockerbie bomb – which detonated on Flight 103 from London to Washington, killing 270 people – was planted by the Libyans gets thinner and thinner...

Working with Iran on Syria - Jonathan Stevenson, New York Times

For almost three years, America’s approach to Syria has revolved around pushing Russia to use its influence on President Bashar al-Assad to drive a political transition in th...

Iran and Pakistan's Coming Clash - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

Iran and Pakistan are on a collision course as a series of issues are straining ties. ...

How Israel Lost a Media War - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

If Israel believed that exposing an Iranian arms transfer to terrorists in Gaza was a public relations coup that might make the White House think twice about making a deal with the...

Ukraine Crisis Could Scuttle Iran Talks - David Blair, Daily Telegraph

Will the new confrontation between Russia and America over Ukraine affect the chances of settling that hardy perennial on the world stage, namely the dispute over Iran’s nuclea...

My Dad, Iran's Hostage - Dan Levinson, Los Angeles Times

Robert Levinson has been held in Iran for seven years. It's time the U.S. fulfills its duty to him and brings him home to his family....

A Sign That Israel Is Unhealthy - Gideon Levy, Haaretz

The IDF managed to intercept a shipment of rockets, which were in fact manufactured in Syria and whose destination was not at all clear: Hamas, Islamic Jihad, World Jihad, Sinai an...

Leave Iran Alone, Focus on China - Shimon Shiffer, Ynet News

Netanyahu should put effort in pressuring Chinese to sell less knowledge, fewer deadly weapons which could critically harm Israel....

Red Sea Deja Vu - Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

Israel's seizure of an Iranian cargo ship carrying weapons this week should be a wake-up call. It's the same, old bad behavior....

Iran: Terrorism's Puppet Master - Jerusalem Post

Iran, led by sophisticated politicians who know how to present a façade of reasonableness and moderation, has been revealed for what it really is....

After Ukraine, How Iran Sees Obama - Mark Cunningham, New York Post

In the wake of the Russian putsch in Crimea, defenders of President Obama have been falling all over themselves insisting that our commander-in-chief is not seen as weak by other...

New World Disorder - Clifford May, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Count me among those - a dwindling minority, I'm afraid - who think that politics should end at the water's edge. No one, Republican or Democrat, ought to take pleasure at the spec...

Tough Talk from U.S. Hawks Is Empty - Rajan Menon, The Nat'l Interest

You would think it’s self-evident that Ukraine’s current crisis and the controversies sparked before its eruption byIran’s nuclear program, China’s mus...

Netanyahu Is Clueless on Iran - Paul Pillar, The National Interest

Benjamin Netanyahu's tiresome vilification of Iran has taken on the characteristics of a rote obsession that diverges farther and farther from truth, reality, and his own ostensibl...

My (Brief) Detention By Iran's Morality Police - Deborah Amos, NPR

On my third day in Tehran last week, I was detained by Iran's notorious "morals police." This volunteer corps, with a presence in nearly every city and town, polices infractions ag...

The Shelved Iran Report and Diplomacy - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

With the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference starting this weekend in Washington, the debate about the Iranian nuclear threat is back in the headline...

Ukraine and Our Useless Outrage - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

America's step-over line/deadline/red line outrage is long past monotonous and empty -- and the result has been an ever scarier world....

A Boost to Iranian Influence - The National

In the world of arms deals, $200 million (Dh7.34bn) doesn’t buy you much. A few tanks, some mortars and perhaps some ammunition. Yet the deal that Iraq has signed with Iran has p...

The Iran War You Haven't Heard About - Shahed Ghoreishi, The Atlantic

Better relations between Tehran and the West could put a major dent in the global opium trade....

How Much Nuclear Power Does Iran Need? - Seyed Mousavian, Al Monitor

One of the arguments against Iran’s nuclear program has been that Iran as an oil-rich country does not need nuclear energy as a source for power generation. When we look back...

Bribing Iran Is Going to Backfire - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

Contrary to the administration’s public stance, sanctions relief was never about rewarding the regime with relatively small sums of money in exchange for steep concessions on...

Yes, Obama Would Bomb Iran - Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg View

A question I'm frequently asked -- several times a week during periods when the Barack Obama administration is especially focused on achieving a diplomatic solution to the Iranian ...

Obama Calls Retreat - William Kristol, The Weekly Standard

Kiev is ablaze. Syria is a killing field. The Iranian mullahs aren’t giving up their nuclear weapons capability, and other regimes in the Middle East are preparing to acquire...

South Korean Lessons for Iran - Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

South Korea has become a global leader in nuclear energy. Our tour of the Doosan Heavy Industries plant—and our realization that South Korea is providing some of the principa...

Obama Admin Is Botching Iran Nuke Talks - Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

By raising the issue of ballistic missiles, the U.S. threatens to undermine the P5+1-Iran negotiations....

British Banks Surrender to U.S. on Iran - Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

Recently, a friend of mine purchased a small quantity of Iranian saffron from a Birmingham merchant for £30 over the internet. This transaction was legal according to British and ...

Kabul to Kiev, World Needs U.S. Leadership - Seth Mandel, Commentary

The shift away from wars that are winding down anyway is natural, but the focus on Ukraine should be more than a space-filler or the crisis flavor of the week. Indeed, as the right...

Ahmadinejad Adviser Arrested

A simmering rivalry between Iran’s president and powerful adversaries within the conservative hierarchy spilled into the open on Monday when security forces briefly arrested ...

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