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Making Iran Into Enemy Number One

Fariba Amini | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Fariba Amini

Iran is not an exemplary country by any measure, and it is far from having a representative government. It has a dismal human rights record but it is preposterous to claim that it is the biggest threat not just to Israel and the United States but to the world.

Iran Denies Nuke Site Cover-Up

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

VIENNA -- An Iranian envoy is denying allegations that Tehran worked on developing nuclear arms at a military facility and then covered up the site to...

Israeli Experts: Attacking Iran Will Ravage Israeli Economy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is time for the United State to act like Israel's ally, rather than Netanyahu's, and prevent any attack on Iran. In fact, I believe that is precisely what Obama is quietly doing. He just needs to make sure that Netanyahu gets the message.

Israel's Posturing: Behind Netanyahu and Barak's Threats to Attack Iran

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

While Israel's determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons has not changed, the new strategy is meant to strongly convey that Israel is not bluffing.

What U.S. and Iranian Leaders Can Do to Avert War

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Thomas J. Buonomo

It is clear that if U.S. and Iranian political leaders continue down the present course they will almost certainly lead us into another bloody war. Out of empathy for those who will do the fighting and dying, here are a few things they can do to avert conflict.

In Secret War in Iran, Some Rules Restrain the Mossad

Dan Raviv | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Aimed -- it seems -- at keeping America's attention firmly on the unacceptable danger of Iran building nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are hinting that an Israeli attack on Iran could come at any time.

Revolutionary Guard Chief Shares Biggest Threat To Iran

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The chief commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Friday that the biggest threat to his country is a "soft war" launched by...

In a Future Nuclear Confrontation, Iran and Israel Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

Alan Elsner | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

In an Israeli-Iranian confrontation, who would their leaders call? How would they communicate? There may be backchannels but these are slow, cumbersome and unreliable. The danger of a catastrophe would be unacceptably high.

Live Updates On The Nuclear Tug-Of-War With Iran

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

An international tug-of-war over Iran’s controversial nuclear program has pitted several world powers against the Islamic Republic, with little sign...

Iran Test Fires Long-Range Missiles

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Tuesday it test-fired several ballistic missiles, including a long-range variety meant to dissuade an Israeli or U.S. a...

Iran, Israel, and the Bomb

David Harris | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
David Harris

When I first saw the headline in the current issue (July/August 2012) of Foreign Affairs -- "Why Iran Should Get the Bomb" -- I thought there was a ty...

Deep-Sixing the China Option

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Since talks with Iran over its nuclear development started up again in April, U.S. officials have repeatedly warned that Tehran will not be allowed to "play for time" in the negotiations. In fact, it is the Obama administration that is playing for time.

Iran Claims Arrests In Nuclear Slayings

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's intelligence service says it has detained suspects linked to assassinations of Iranian nuclear experts that Tehran claims are p...

It Plays Well in Tel Aviv, But How Does It Play in Peoria?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

As an inveterate reader of the New York Times, I woke up on the morning of May 18th to learn that planning for an attack on Iran has been done already...

Iran: Israeli Nukes Greatest Threat To Peace

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

VIENNA -- A senior Iranian official said Wednesday that Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons pose the greatest threat to Mideast peace and accused the ...

Israel's Continued Independence Rests on Palestinian Independence

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As Israel recently observed sixty-four years of independence, it is critical that Israelis reflect on the path they have taken and ask if the current one is sustainable in the long-term.

How Hawks on the Hill Plan to Kill Talks With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

After this weekend, there will likely be a redoubled Congressional effort to press forward with a stalled AIPAC and Netanyahu-endorsed push to redefine the diplomatic endgame with Iran in such a way as to rule out any plausible, inspections-based solution.

Kristof: The False Debate About Attacking Iran | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

I wonder if we in the news media aren't inadvertently leaving the impression that there is a genuine debate among experts about whether an Israeli mil...

Giant Flying Nuclear Negroes

Aaron Freeman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Aaron Freeman

I agree with the military and intelligence grownups who call an Israeli attack on Iran insane. But once you accept that and move your thoughts beyond sanity, virtually all things are possible.

Nico Pitney

Liveblog: The Drumbeat Towards War With Iran | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

The prospect of a high-profile military conflict looms again in the Middle East. National security analysts believe Israel's government is giving seri...

Hawks Dominating Iran War Debate | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MARK LANDLER | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

With Israeli leaders warning of an existential threat from Iran and openly discussing the possibility of attacking its nuclear facilities, pro-Israel ...

Khamenei Is Willing to Make Negotiations Succeed

Angie Ahmadi | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Angie Ahmadi

Should conservative factions in Iran unite under the auspices of the Supreme Leader, western diplomats will face a less challenging task in advancing nuclear negotiations forward.

Why Israel Won't Rush to War With Iran

Rajan Menon | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

An Israeli attack on Iran will have consequences that are multiple, prolonged, and pernicious. But it's hardly a foregone conclusion that it will occur; indeed, it's less likely than generally assumed.

Britain To Join Obama In Discouraging Strike On Iran

New York Times | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

Britain will add its voice to President Obama's in discouraging an Israeli military strike on Iran when Prime Minister David Cameron begins a three-da...

World Powers To Iran: Open Army Sites

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Six world powers demanded Iran keep its promise to let international inspectors visi...