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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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Israeli Assassinations and Iran Retaliation

Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Israel is known for its clever assassination campaigns. Even the botched attempt at murdering Hamas leader Khaled Meshal was Shakespearean in design: the Israeli assailants put poison in his ear (that’s how Claudius killed Hamlet’s father). ... Read More


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Misperceptions and Provocations Rule U.S.-Iran Relations

Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Former Bush administration staffer, Reza Marashi, writes about the Iranian-American game of chicken in the National Interest: Both Iran and the United States are playing an extremely dangerous game based on misperceptions. Each side seems to ... Read More


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Obama’s Positive Flip and Romney’s Negative Flop

Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Tom Engelhardt

Is Global Warming an Election Issue After All? By Bill McKibben Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch Conventional wisdom has it that the next election will be fought exclusively on the topic of jobs. But President ... Read More


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