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Set Reasonable Expectations but Talk to Iran, Committee Witnesses Argue

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Via NIAC: Washington, DC — At a hearing on “Iran’s Strategic Aspirations and the Future of the Middle East” in the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, Members of Congress and committee witnesses agreed that the current US strategy toward Iran is not working. Where they differed was what direction a […]

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Garrisoning the Global Gas Station

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Michael Klare writes on  the losses to American national security produced by a militarized approach to energy security at Tomdispatch.  In addition to Middle East oil politics, Klare describes the creation of AFRICOM: This year, the Pentagon will activate the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), its first new overseas combat command since Reagan created CENTCOM a […]

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“Hotline to Iran” Aims to Head off War

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Alison Raphael reports on a bill sponsored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee that aims to establish high-level, direct, unconditional and bilateral negotiations with Iran.  Jackson Lee was joined by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Ron Paul at the “Time to Talk to Iran” outdoor event that featured 1960’s style red “hotline” telephones which enabled visitors to […]

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The Lies and Fearmongering of Congressman Mark Kirk

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The Real News interviews Rep Mark Kirk at the AIPAC conference: Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a Commander in the US Naval Reserves who serves one weekend a month as the Deputy Director of Intelligence in the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center (NMCC).

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Did Shaul Mofaz’s beligerent comments against Iran drive up oil prices?

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Daniel Levy on the comments made by the Iranian born Israeli Minister of Transportation, Shaul Mofaz, who asserted that “attacking Iran in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable.” Considering the rising price of oil after Mofaz’s comment, Levy flippantly wonders if Mofaz has a dual loyalty to Iran. Can it be? Mofaz […]

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Effects of EU/US Sanctions on Iran

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Carnegie’s Karim Sadjadpour appears on BBC World to discuss the new EU-U.S. sanctions on Iran. Sadjadpour comments that while the new sanctions will likely do little to temper Iran, the mutual mistrust between the United States and Iran is unlikely to end until a new U.S. administration is in place and a new president is elected […]

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