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Past Performance Is No Guide...
May 15, 2012
Past Performance Is No Guide...
Israel undoubtedly has the capacity to surprise. That doesn’t mean an attack on Iran is destined for success.
Past Performance Is No Guide...
What Israel Can Teach China
May 13, 2012
What Israel Can Teach China
Despite considerable challenges, Israel has a highly dynamic economy. There are lessons for Chinese students.
What Israel Can Teach China
Israel’s Reluctant Friend
May 12, 2012
Israel’s Reluctant Friend
Talk of allowing its airstrips to be used in a military strike against Iran thrust Azerbaijan into the spotlight. It doesn’t want to be there.
Israel’s Reluctant Friend
Israel's Iran Debate Takes New Turn
May 09, 2012
Israel's Iran Debate Takes New Turn
Benjamin Netanyahu’s bellicose rhetoric over Iran has prompted push back from former intelligence chiefs. But a new coalition member is unlikely to help moderate his policy.
Israel's Iran Debate Takes New Turn
Let Iran Save Face
April 21, 2012
Let Iran Save Face
Iran would have less reason to rely on terrorism as a continuation of politics if it could cut deals as an equal.
Let Iran Save Face
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
April 19, 2012
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
April 15, 2012
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
EU Needs Creativity with Iran
April 13, 2012
EU Needs Creativity with Iran
The diplomatic tools for an EU breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear program are there, but creative use is needed.
EU Needs Creativity with Iran
April 11, 2012
Does East Asia Have an Israel?
North Korea looks set to press ahead with a satellite test. Are any neighbors considering a preemptive strike?
Does East Asia Have an Israel?
Clinton's Scare Campaign
April 03, 2012
Clinton's Scare Campaign
Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Middle East was aimed at tackling Iran and Syria. But was she too aggressive?
Clinton's Scare Campaign
March 29, 2012
Obama and a Tehran Communiqué?
Barack Obama might do well to take a leaf out of Richard Nixon’s China playbook as he contemplates Iran.
Obama and a Tehran Communiqué?
How to Make Iran Change its Mind
March 23, 2012
How to Make Iran Change its Mind
The West needs to persuade Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to give up his nuclear ambitions voluntarily. A military strike won’t do that.
How to Make Iran Change its Mind
India Probes Iranian
March 18, 2012
India Probes Iranian "Plotters"
India has requested Iran’s cooperation as it seeks those allegedly involved in last month’s Israel bomb attack.
India Probes Iranian "Plotters"
Middle East Peace Set to Break Out?
March 15, 2012
Middle East Peace Set to Break Out?
Despite some of the recent bluster and bloodshed over Iran and Syria, developments this month suggest that there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
Middle East Peace Set to Break Out?
Iran in Nuclear Facility Pledge
March 06, 2012
Iran in Nuclear Facility Pledge
Iran agrees in principle to allow access to a secretive nuclear facility, and to resume talks over its program.
Iran in Nuclear Facility Pledge
Obama’s Iran Headache
March 06, 2012
Obama’s Iran Headache
Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear election year headache is likely to get to get worse before it gets better.
Obama’s Iran Headache
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