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A brief survey of the Syrian intervention debate

Published on February 6th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

As the humanitarian horrors in Syria continue, the debate about foreign intervention intensifies. Today the Daily Telegraph published a pro-intervention blog post by Michael Weiss, who heads Communications and Public Relations at the Henry Jackson Society, ... Read More


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Israel drones on about attacking Iran…but will it fly?

Published on February 5th, 2012 | by Marsha B. Cohen

Is Israel actually capable of successfully carrying out its winner-take-all high tech attack on Iran that could destroy or (more likely) might delay the development of Iran's budding nuclear program, at minimal cost--financial, environmental or in casualties--to itself or anyone else except Iran? Could the consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran that didn't succeed be almost as bad--or even worse--than one that did... Read More


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Hawks on Iran

Published on February 3rd, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

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


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Effects of Iran sanctions painting grim picture

Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

On January 23, the EU announced more sanctions and an oil embargo on Iran. The new restrictions impede cooperation with Iran in foreign trade, financial services, energy sectors and technologies, and ban any form of insurance ... Read More


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