Regions / Iran
The consequences of the Iran Threat Reduction Act's provision for outlawing diplomacy with Iran could be dire.
Meanwhile, to avoid appearing soft on defense during the election year, President Obama might agree to an attack.
Iran war hawks continue to try to link Iran and al-Qaeda.
Has an apocalyptic element surged to the fore in Iran?
If Israel attacks Iran, the United States will be left holding the bag.
The West's refusal to engage in substantive disarmament undermines its credibility to Iran.
Don't expect a virtual embassy and public diplomacy to have much effect on Iranians.
For sheer chutzpah, nothing can beat the U.S. request to Iran for the return of the downed drone.
Zahra's Paradise skillfully employs the story of one family to elucidate a tenuous historical moment in Iran, fleshing it out in the richest of both human and political terms.
But weaponization is by no means imminent.