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David Ignatius: Seeking to Cool War Fever over Iran

Published on August 22nd, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In March, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius suggested that sanctions and “covert actions” should be used to “sink” the Iranian government rather than bombs. Six months later, Ignatius — like Dennis Ross and Jeffrey Goldberg — is offering ... Read More


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What Can We Talk About When We Talk About Sheldon Adelson?

Published on August 21st, 2012 | by Daniel Luban

Over at The New Republic, Marc Tracy asks the question “Is it possible to write critically about Sheldon Adelson without being anti-Semitic?” He answers in the affirmative, noting that Adelson’s enormous financial influence on this year’s ... Read More



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

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