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What is Iran up to these days?

Published on October 31st, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Laura Rozen has an exclusive on alleged Iranian attempts to establish back-channel contacts with non-official Americans ahead of the (hopefully) resumed nuclear negotiations: Mostafa Dolatyar, a career Iranian diplomat who heads the Iranian think tank, the ... Read More


Jim Lobe on Obama vs. Romney’s approach to Iran

Published on October 31st, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Last week IPS Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discussed how Barak Obama and Mitt Romney might differ with respect to Iran based on Obama’s record and Romney’s campaign thus far. Q: How might the approach to ... Read More



ISIS Responds to WSJ spin on Iran nuclear report

Published on October 31st, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

On Oct. 19, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board argued that Iran may be closer to a nuclear weapon than even Israeli estimates and that it could be producing a “crude “gun-type” bomb of the sort that ... Read More



Ahmadinejad’s Tumble and Iran’s Political Terrain

Published on October 30th, 2012 | by Farideh Farhi

Sadeq Zibakalam, University of Tehran professor and the closest the Islamic Republic has to an intra-systemic gadfly, has written an interesting commentary in the new daily Arman regarding the current state of Iranian politics. The article’s title, “End ... Read More



Major US-UK Tiff Over Legality of Iran Strike

Published on October 30th, 2012 | by Wayne White

Amidst reports that Great Britain has denied the US military use of important British bases for an assault against Iran, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters on Friday that whenever the DOD considers military action ... Read More


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“When is a cyberattack an act of war?”

Published on October 29th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima examines the question of what constitutes war if the trigger point originates in cyberspace: Deciding what amounts to an act of war is more a political judgment than a military or legal one. International ... Read More

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