November 07, 2011
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
It’s unclear whether the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program has anything new. But even before its release, Israel has stoked speculation of a military strike.
November 04, 2011
Why Israel Won’t Go It Alone
With speculation intensifying over whether Israel is planning to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it’s worth remembering that it’s the U.S. that will have the ultimate say.
October 19, 2011
The Death of Obama’s Iran Outreach
The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador sounds uncertain and amateurish. One thing is clear though, Obama will likely be abandoning his overtures to Tehran.
October 15, 2011
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
The idea that the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador went to the very top is fanciful, says Robert Dreyfuss. Still, it has almost certainly scuppered the prospects for talks.
October 02, 2011
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
There are some encouraging signs Iran may be willing to compromise over its nuclear programme. But is the Obama administration willing to listen?
June 08, 2011
Why to Accept Iran’s Talks Offer
Ahmadinejad’s offer to return to talks over Iran’s nuclear programme may not be sincere. But accepting it may be the least bad option.
June 02, 2011
Inside Iran’s Fight for Supremacy
Claims of witchcraft and sorcery, firings and reinstatements – who will win the battle of wills between the Supreme Leader and President Ahmadinejad?
March 30, 2011
The Danger of a Tehran Winter
While international attention focuses on an ‘Arab Spring,’ the prospect of a nuclear Iran still looms large over the region, argues Joel Starr.
March 12, 2011
Back to the Drawing Board on Iran
A new US intelligence estimate shies from accusing Iran of restarting pursuit of a nuclear bomb. But Arab world unrest has strengthened its hand.
February 01, 2011
A Glimmer of Hope Over Iran?
The latest round of P5+1 talks over Iran’s nuclear programme broke up without agreement. But things might not be as bad as they look.
January 17, 2011
WikiLeaks’ Awkward Reading for Iran
The interesting thing about the revelations over Iran’s neighbours is just how far they’d go to stop it from acquiring a nuclear bomb.
January 06, 2011
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
With growing speculation that the Obama administration might allow Iran to continue enriching uranium, is a deal back on the cards?