Middle East update: September 15 2017

IRAQ The death toll from Thursday’s ISIS attack in Nasiriyah has now risen to 84, and as more details come out it seems to have been a fairly intricately planned effort involving multiple pieces and sequential targeting of a police checkpoint followed by two restaurants popular with residents and pilgrims. The main takeaway from something… Continue reading Middle East update: September 15 2017

The correction never makes up for the “error”

Apart from the news that their deadline has been extended through Friday (at which point it will…be extended again, I would imagine), there’s not a whole lot to say about the Iran talks at the moment. But there is always something to say about how the “no deal” folks are covering the talks, because they… Continue reading The correction never makes up for the “error”

Looking at the NYT’s reporting on Iran, my newest at LobeLog

The bulk of The New York Times’s coverage of Iran and the nuclear talks is handled by their chief Washington correspondent, David Sanger, who usually collaborates with either one of their foreign affairs reporters or a science reporter named William Broad. On Tuesday they published a piece warning in breathless tones that a new IAEA… Continue reading Looking at the NYT’s reporting on Iran, my newest at LobeLog