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Will Iran be the United States’ Melos?

Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Peter Jenkins

One of the most depressing aspects of all the talk about Israel or the United States destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities (and much else besides, no doubt) is the near absence of any reference to international law. ... Read More


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Hawks on Iran

Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

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, think tanks and pundits. John Bolton, Mark Wallace & ... Read More



The Drama of Iran’s Erratic Rial

Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Guest

By Kevan Harris via the United States Institute of Peace What are the primary reasons that the Iranian rial has lost half of its value against the U.S. dollar in just one year? Iran’s currency was valued ... Read More



Is the United States’ Iran Policy Incoherent?

Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Farideh Farhi

This past week, a couple of articles have been published that hint at the central incoherence of the United States’ Iran policy. The arguments are not necessarily new, but they show in concrete terms how the ... Read More



Playing the Terror Card against Iran Enriching Uranium

Published on August 16th, 2012 | by Peter Jenkins

The 6 August issue of the Wall Street Journal contained a disturbing article on Iran by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren. It was disturbing not because Oren presented reasoned evidence that Iran’s leaders ... Read More


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Colin Kahl: Israel threats to strike Iran not “merely bluffing”

Published on August 15th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In an interview with Al-Monitor‘s Laura Rozen, the Obama Administration’s former top Pentagon mideast advisor, Colin Kahl, explains why he isn’t writing off Israel’s latest threats about Iran from key decision-makers Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak as ... Read More

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