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A Feather in the Hawks' Cap: Iran's March Parliamentary Elections

(14) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 3:23 PM

If the heated rhetoric from U.S. Republican candidates is any indication, Iran will feature prominently in the upcoming presidential elections. While Republican saber rattling is ringing a familiar tone, Iran's March parliamentary elections may give U.S. hawks the leverage they need to pose a formidable challenge to Obama's foreign policy.

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Iran Is Threatening to Block the Strait of Hormuz -- Don't Call Its Bluff

(631) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 2:31 PM

Iran's 10-day military exercise on the Strait of Hormuz has lent credence to its threat to block oil shipments through the critical waterway if the U.S. ratchets up sanctions. Threatening the Strait, which flows north of Oman and south of Iran and moves approximately

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Iran's Nuclear Program -- Deal With It

(153) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 10:30 AM

Iran's nuclear program has been one headache after another for the United States. While proliferation in the Middle East is a legitimate concern, the United States needs to stop wasting precious diplomatic leverage and credibility and face the facts -- Iran is headed for nuclear weapons capability. Washington needs to...

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Reassessing the Green Movement

(36) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 3:56 PM

A few weeks ago, Iranian protesters took to the streets in the largest numbers since the disputed 2009 presidential elections. Secretary Clinton cheered them on, while President Obama and National Security Adviser Donilon criticized the government's brutal crackdown. Maybe our leaders are trying to make up for their delayed response...

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