Writing in the National Interest, Peter Brookes warns that the U.S. must toughen its policy if it really wishes to halt Iran's atomic program.
Unfortunately, after nearly ten years of negotiating with Iran over its previously undeclared nuclear program (at that time already twenty years old and in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, to which Tehran is a party), diplomacy has basically failed. Unless, of course, you consider a seemingly endless series of meetings “progress.”
Iran's proxy in Lebanon is trying to sow disunity in the country to distract from its loyalty to Tehran, writes Hanin Ghaddar in NOW Lebanon.
The question is not whether or not there are Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon; it is what exactly they are doing. What are the dynamics of the relationship between the Party of God and its creator? What is the nature of this partnership, and how deep does it go? Can Hezbollah make an independent decision on whether or not to retaliate if Iran got hit by Israel?
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