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Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

The Rohani administration seems to prefer to continue with Iranian aand hold back until this small window of pressure closes and the pro-diplomacy administration of Joe Biden assumes power, “says Maysam Behravesh, Iranian analyst linked to the think tank Glingendael Institute. With its pragmatic strategy,Iran did not respond head-on to incidents such as the sabotage...

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Dan Jones: How ODNI Nominee Avril Haines Whitewashed Torture

Dan Jones: How ODNI Nominee Avril Haines Whitewashed Torture

Spencer Ackerman of Daily Beast calls it “a proxy war.” The nomination of Avril Haines to serve as director of the Office of National Intelligence (ODNI) has set off a power struggle between the center-left and center-right factions of the Democratic policy world. This is a consequential fight, the ODNI overseees–but does not actually run–17...

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How One Small U.S. Agency Is Hobbling the President-Elect Biden’s Pandemic Team

How One Small U.S. Agency Is Hobbling the President-Elect Biden’s Pandemic Team

Update: as November 12, the Washington Post reports, that ” Emily Murphy, the administrator of the General Services Administration, still hasn’t signed the official letter that would allow the incoming Biden team to formally begin the transition.” The Atlantic reports that more than 100 former U.S. intelligence and national security officials have signed a letter to Murphy...

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How Biden Can Set the Terms Against Trump’s Plan to Steal the Election

How Biden Can Set the Terms Against Trump’s Plan to Steal the Election

From Sidney Blumenthal at Just Security, a checklist of measures to protect the vote, or as he puts it, “ the commitments for maintaining a fair and free democratic election that Biden should advance before the election.” No candidate should do anything to prevent votes from being counted, however long that process takes. No candidate...

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Iran Awaits U.S. Vote With Strategic Patience, Tactical Interference   

Iran Awaits U.S. Vote With Strategic Patience, Tactical Interference   

During the final US presidential debate on October 23, Democratic nominee Joe Biden threatened retaliation against those foreign actors that seek to interfere in the American electoral process and undermine voter confidence in its integrity. “They will pay a price if I’m elected,” the former US Vice President warned, specifically naming Russia, China and Iran....