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Farideh Farhi: Escalating Sanctions Could Lead to War

Published on May 9th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Independent scholar and IPS News contributor Farideh Farhi argues in the ezine, Jadaliyya, that the Obama administration’s attempts to destabilize the Iranian government to the point of submission may affect Iranian decision-making processes in disastrous ways. Here’s why: ... Read More


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Washington’s war of words against Iran

Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

I have an article in the Guardian today about the bellicose rhetoric surrounding the Obama administration’s Iran sanctions policy. In addition to highlighting related policy recommendations from certain hawkish think tankers that regularly make Lobe Log’s ... Read More


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More Israeli Official Quotes on Iran

Published on May 7th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In a nice addendum to the compilation of Israeli and Western past and current official views about the so-called Iranian “threat” provided by Just Foreign Policy, the Christian Science Monitor’s Dan Murphy has categorized Israeli views ... Read More


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Iran, threat, irrational–right?

Published on May 5th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Not according to many current and former Israeli and U.S. officials. Following are just a few recent quotes opposing that notion from a thorough and useful compilation by the folks at Just Foreign Policy: Iran poses ... Read More


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Hawks on Iran

Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, ... Read More


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