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WINEP Director Sees Self-Defense as Iran’s Aim

Published on February 24th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

A friend of mine, who prefers to go unnamed, made an interesting observation about a rather convoluted effort by the managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Michael Singh, challenging Chairman of the ... Read More


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Warning From the Holding Company

Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Mitchell Plitnick

This post originally appeared at Souciant. Martin Dempsey is not a popular man in the halls of the Israeli Prime Minister’s office these days. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff incurred the wrath ... Read More


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Gen. Martin Dempsey chided for calling Iran “rational”

Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Recent comments about Iran by the top-ranking military officer in the US have been criticized by Israel and some Washington-based voices. On Sunday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that he’s been “confronting” ... Read More


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Hawks on Iran

Published on February 17th, 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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“Losing” the World

Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Tom Engelhardt

American Decline in Perspective, Part 1 By Noam Chomsky Published by Tom Dispatch Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can ... Read More


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More on the Syrian intervention debate

Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Last week, Professor Daniel Serwer criticized me in the Atlantic for not including nonviolence in my brief survey of the Syrian intervention debate. I am not sure that much had been written about nonviolence in that ... Read More


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