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War With Iran

Judy Miller Alert! The New York Times Misleads About Iran's Nuclear Program

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

Of course, referring to Iran's "development of nuclear weapons" without qualification implies that it is a known fact that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. But it is not a known fact. It is an allegation.

David Gregory Should Tell Rick Santorum There Are UN Inspectors in Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

Politicians will say whatever they can get away with, but journalists have an obligation to correct serious misstatements of fact.

In Iowa, Peace Voters Turned Out for Ron Paul in Higher Numbers Than Anticipated

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

You could say the Iowa caucus was a coming-out party for the new Republican peace movement.

300 Anti-War Voters Can Win the Iowa Referendum Against War With Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This is how I see the Iowa caucus: as a referendum against the campaign for war with Iran. We have a unique opportunity Tuesday in Iowa to defeat the warmongers.

If Iran Moves, the USA Has No Plan for an Oil Interruption

Edwin Black | Posted 02.27.2012 | World
Edwin Black

It will come as a shock to most Americans, but no presidential candidate -- nor any candidate, nor any local, state or federal government -- has developed a contingency plan in the event of a protracted oil cut-off.

Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Knowing what we know now about the consequences of the 2000 election, about Romney's own statements, and about his advisers, is it not reasonable to infer that if he became the President of the United States, the probability of war with Iran would significantly increase?

Will the Media Let Ron Paul Question U.S. Foreign Policy?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

It's a crucial test case not only of the prospects that the media will serve the interests of the 99% rather than the 1%, but of the prospects for a foreign military and economic policy that reflects the values and interests of the 99%, rather than those of the 1%.

On Complaints Over Iran Nuclear Weapon Claims, WaPo Ombud Rules for the Plaintiffs

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Patrick Pexton, responding to complaints over a headline treating the unproven allegation as a known fact, came down firmly on the side of the complainants. Moreover, Post editors corrected the offending headline, conceding it had been an error to fail to acknowledge debate.

With 13,111 New Peace Voters, Ron Paul Can Win the Iowa Caucus

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If 2008 turnout and a recent Des Moines Register poll give an accurate picture of what would happen if the Iowa Republican presidential caucus were held today, new peace voters by January 3 could carry the Iowa caucus for Ron Paul.

Joshua Hersh

GOP Debate: Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman Cemented As Foreign Policy Outliers | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a foreign policy debate dominated by the hawkish perspectives of the GOP frontrunners, two presidential candidates cemented their rol...

The Transitioning Saudi Leadership

Toni Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Toni Johnson

Some analysts say the succession of Nayef, less than a decade younger than the reigning eighty-seven-year-old King Abdullah and much more conservative, could be the harbinger of insecurity

An Iran Policy for the 99%: Yes to the Medical Nuke Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.09.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Jacking up the confrontation with Iran would serve the interests of the 1% and hurt the interests of the 99%: it would produce more spending and focus on the military economy at the expense of the productive domestic economy that employs and nourishes the 99%.

An Open Letter to Liberal Supporters of the Libya War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The decision of the Obama Administration to engage the country in a new Middle East war without Congressional authorization represents a long-term threat to the U.S. peace movement.

Congress Must Debate the Libya War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Congressional debate is a key means of compelling the administration to clearly state its case and its objectives, to be honest and transparent about the potential cost of its proposed policies, and to limit its actions to its stated objectives.

NYT's Iran Missiles Wiki Walkback

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

Certain editions of the New York Times (12/3/10) published today an update to its reporting on Iranian weapons with a much more skeptical tone than it...

Jason Linkins

David Broder: War With Iran Will Save Economy, Obama Presidency | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, David Broder has concerns! The economic situation in America is presenting a "daunting situation" that could prevent President Barack Obama from ...

Iran's Nuclear Crisis: Why ICC Ratification Could Help Ease Tensions and Avert War

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.

What if the Israelis Were to Bomb Iran?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Baghdad, Friday, June 31, 2011, almost ten months in the future, and Israel has attacked Iran's nuclear facilities. What might the consequences be... ...

Neocon War Plans Undermine Iranians' Quest for Democracy

Shawn Amoei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shawn Amoei

Bombing Iran would do nothing short of destroy Iran's chances for democracy. Neoconservatives who argue an attack on Iran would do wonders for the Green Movement are pushing an idea that is not just wrong, but dangerous.

How Many Iraqis Did We 'Liberate' From Life on Earth?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Is there a man or woman in America today who is willing to stand at noon in the public square and claim that demands to invade and occupy other people's countries have anything to do with human liberation?

Bombing Iran? Take It "Off the Table"

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Hartung

Joe Klein of Time magazine has a new piece out this week indicating that after being largely dismissed during the Bush administration, "the military option is very much back on the table" with respect to Iran's nuclear program.

Neocons Dismiss the Views of the Military (Again) to Call For (Another) Preventive War

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Duss

It shouldn't even need to be said that Obama's approach hardly qualifies as "appeasement" of Iran, unless you're someone for whom any strategy that doesn't involve huge numbers of people being blown up equals "appeasement."

Iran at a Crossroads

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

Iran-watchers are struggling with the cognitive dissonance of it all: how can you still oppose war but support the dismantling of the Islamic theocracy?

Bunker-Busting Hawks

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig Crawford

The Pentagon is looking into what bunker-busting bombs might do to Iran's underground nuclear sites. Even if it works (a doubtful proposition at best), wouldn't that just boost Iran's hardliners.

How Wars Are Made: Behind Clinton's Tough Talk on Iran

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

What could Hillary Clinton, America's top diplomat, hope to accomplish with inflammatory rhetoric in Iran?