The dramatic images of protestors in Iran leave many Westerners assuming this is a preamble to regime change in Tehran. That view overlooks cardinal differences between the present moment and the 1978-1979 events.
There is something profoundly venerable about an artist who is not afraid to speak up. Krystian Zimerman spoke out against President Obama intention to press ahead with George W.'s plans to install a missile-defense shield in Poland.
If the Israeli nuclear program grew out of fear of its neighbors and the conviction that the Holocaust justified any measures Israel took to ensure its survival, from where does Iran's justification come?
Iran's oft-stated nuclear ambitions remain the single greatest threat to world peace. But instead of recognizing the Iranian threat for what it is, Europeans continue to focus on blaming themselves for past colonial failures.
McCain will opt for war as the first choice, not the last choice. With America now embroiled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one has to worry about John McCain's desire to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran."
Whereas the implications of a war with Iran for the national security of the US would be much worse than those of the Iraq war, little has been said about the implications for our economic security here at home.