This weekend's reading list contains topics relating to a potential war against Iran, the direction of Iran's Iraq policy, the EU-3 nuclear incentive offer to Iran and Iran's strategy in Lebanon. Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt describe the consequences of a preventive military action against Iran, in Policy Focus 84 from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Professor Farideh Farhi focuses on Western press attention to Quds commander Soleimani, and who is directing the Iraq policy for Iran. Cyrus Safdari provides a look at how previous nuclear offers by the EU to Iran have been characterized as "an empty box with a lot of pretty wrapping". Jon Alterman analyzes Iran's success with its strategy in Lebanon.
The Last Resort: Consequences of Preventive Military Action against Iran by Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt
Who is Making Tehran's Iraq Policy? by Farideh Farhi
The EU-3 nuclear "incentive" offer to Iran by Cyrus Safdari
Iran's Strategy in the Levant by Jon Alterman