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The Rial Saga

Published on August 6th, 2012 | by Guest

via Middle East Economic Survey By Jahangir Amuzegar *Dr. Amuzegar is a distinguished economist and former member of the IMF Executive Board. During the last 12 months, and particularly since January 2012, the erratic and unhinged behavior ... Read More



“Shared Myth: The status quo U.S.-Iran cold war is sustainable”

Published on August 6th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Former Iran-desk State Department staffer Reza Marashi and Iran scholar Reza Sanati write that after more than 3 decades of “institutionalized enmity”, damaging myths perpetuated by both sides have “facilitated and exacerbated U.S.-Iran hostility.” The authors ... Read More



Tale of a Missed Opportunity

Published on August 6th, 2012 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins When two or more aficionados of the Iranian nuclear controversy are gathered together, the conversation will turn at some point to whether opportunities for resolving the issue peacefully have been missed. Some see ... Read More


Hawks on Iran

Published on August 3rd, 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. Michael Ledeen, Foreign Affairs: The neoconservative ... Read More


Romney’s political tightrope

Published on August 2nd, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

This week Lobe Logger extraordinaire and Think Progress National Security reporter Ali Gharib was interviewed on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy record thus far. From AJE’s write-up: ROMNEY’S VISION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS: ... Read More

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