Regions / Iran
Iran scores low on the West's unspoken rationality and ethics indexes.
Perhaps the only way for the West to keep an eye on Iran's uranium enrichment program is to stop objecting to its continuation.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
Calling for states to disarm to prevent nuclear proliferation may be as tough a sell as asking them to spend during an economic crisis instead of cutting spending.
Negotiating with Iran requires talking to it on many levels.
This was the first time Israel had ever postponed a joint military exercise; it generated a seismic moment in relations between the U.S. and Israel.
When it comes to blowing Israel's horn, British Deputy Prime Minister Clegg is not in the same league as Newt Gingrich -- or President Obama.
Joint exercises between the United States and Israel have been postponed, but it's only a matter of time.
However bloody the aftermath, he's not likely to be charged with war crimes.
Zbigniew Brzezinski is among those who fear that Israel will ignore U.S. objections and attack Iran.