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Is Iran the Greatest Threat?

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

When national security has figured into the presidential nominees’ campaigns, the focus has been mostly on Iran. With that in mind Daniel Byman, the research director for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, asks whether ... Read More


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Walter Pincus’ Iran Questions for the Foreign Policy Debate

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Washington Post columnist Walter Pincus continues to provides incisive analysis to the debate over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Following are a few of his suggested questions for the presidential candidates’ foreign policy debate on Monday. What are ... Read More


US-Pakistan-Nuclear Security Summit 2012

The Alliance from Hell

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Tom Engelhardt

How the U.S. and Pakistan Became the Dysfunctional Nuclear Family of International Relations By Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with ... Read More


Matthew Kroenig and Trita Parsi Debate: Should the US Strike Iran?

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Back in January, academic Matthew Kroenig claimed the United States could militarily strike Iran without causing havoc and catastrophe in the region. His arguments were widely criticized and supported by the usual suspects. Jamie Fly, the neoconservative executive director of the Foreign Policy Initiative, disagreed ... Read More



Sanctions Aiding Limitation of Independent Publications in Iran

Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

The University of Pennsylvania’s Iran Media Project and ASL 19, a Canadian non-profit working against censorship in Iran, explain how sanctions are increasing the Iranian government’s censorship capabilities: It is increasingly difficult for independent publishers of books ... Read More

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