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The Daily Talking Points

Published on November 21st, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

News and views related to U.S.-Iran relations for Nov. 16 – Nov. 18 Reuters: According to unnamed sources the U.S. is set to sanction Iran’s petrochemical industry. One source added that the U.S. was “reluctant to ... Read More


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The End of U.S. Exceptionalism?

Published on November 20th, 2011 | by Jim Lobe

I had intended to write a post about the Pew Global Attitudes Project’s finding about the really quite remarkable decline in the notion of U.S. exceptionalism, particularly among young Americans when Pew released it last Thursday, ... Read More


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Hermain Cain thinks the Taliban are in Libya

Published on November 19th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Okay, maybe he doesn’t actually think this. Republican White House hopeful Herman Cain was probably just exhibiting yet again how little he knows about North Africa and South Asia. The irony is that he did it ... Read More


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The IISS’s “Engaging Iran” Discussion

Published on November 18th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

From beginning to end (including questions) this “Engaging Iran” discussion at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is worth watching. Chaired by Mark Fitzpatrick, the panel featured the Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Sir ... Read More


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The Daily Talking Points

Published on November 17th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

News and views related to U.S.-Iran relations for Nov. 11 – Nov. 15 Salon: Jordan Michael Smith argues that while nuclear non-proliferation is preferred, a nuclear Iran wouldn’t be the end of the world. One reason ... Read More


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