A bogus deal on Iran

by Ryan Mauro, Frontpagemag.com Both Turkey and Brazil have grown much closer to Iran in recent years and have voiced their opposition to further sanctions. So it is not surprising that they have now come to the Islamic Republic’s rescue, handing it a lifeline on its nuclear program just as the Obama administration, after a…

Russia's Bid

By Barry Rubin, JPost.com Russia’s bid for renewed power in the Mideast as a rival to the US is one more thing that US policy is unprepared to cope with, nor even recognize.   If America’s Middle East position collapses in the forest will anyone hear it? The answer is either  ‘no,’ or ‘just barely.’ As…

Time to plan for war

By Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post So much for US President Barack Obama’s famed powers of persuasion. At the UN’s Nuclear Non-Poliferation Treaty review conference which opened this week, the Obama administration managed to lose control over the agenda before the conference even started. Obama administration officials said they intended to use the conference as a…

All things not considered

By Barry Rubin, The Jerusalem Post Would the Iranian government hand nuclear weapons to a terrorist group or fire off nuclear-tipped missiles itself? It is easy for many experts and “experts” to answer no. The reason would be that historically, Iran has proven itself cautious and knows it would be punished for doing so. I…

Get Ready for a Nuclear Iran

By John Bolton, Wall Street Journal Negotiations grind on toward a fourth U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran’s nuclear weapons program, even as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York to address the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. Sanctions advocates acknowledge that the Security Council’s ultimate product will do no more than marginally impede Iran’s…