Articles by Dafna Linzer



Former Iranian Defense Official Defects to West

  • 09 March 07
  • The Washington Post
A former Iranian deputy defense minister who once commanded the Revolutionary Guard has left his country and is cooperating with Western intelligence agencies, providing information on Hezbollah and Iran's ties to the organization, a senior U.S. official said.

U.S. Studying Strike Options for Iran

  • 10 April 06
  • The Washington Post
The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is studying options for military strikes against Iran as part of a broader strategy of coercive diplomacy to pressure Tehran to abandon its alleged nuclear development program, according to U.S. officials and independent analysts.

The Sesame Street Generation in the White House

They headed off to college as the Berlin Wall was coming down, were inspired by globalization and came of age with international terrorism.

Axis of Evil Policy Faces Setbacks

  • 18 August 05
  • The Washington Post
U.S. President George W. Bush's campaign against what he once termed the ""axis of evil"" has suffered reverses on all three fronts in recent days that underscore the profound challenges confronting him 3 1/2 years after he vowed to take action.

U.S. Report Says Iran Is 10 Years From A-Bomb

  • 03 August 05
  • The Washington Post
A major U.S. intelligence review has projected that Iran is about a decade away from manufacturing the key ingredient for a nuclear weapon, roughly doubling the previous estimate of five years, according to government sources with firsthand knowledge of the new analysis.

U.S. Offers India Nuclear Technology

  • 20 July 05
  • The Washington Post
U.S. President George W. Bush agreed to share civilian nuclear technology with India, reversing decades of U.S. policies designed to discourage countries from developing nuclear weapons.

With Bolton Gone, U.S. Nuclear Policy Shifts

  • 21 June 05
  • The Washington Post
As U.S. undersecretary of state, John Bolton's stances on a range of international issues created impasses.

Britain Open to Amended Draft

  • 07 March 03
  • The Associated Press
Britain is open to possible negotiations on a U.S.-backed draft resolution authorizing force against Iraq.

UN Deadlock Appears to Ease

  • 27 February 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. neighbors both north and south are moving to ease the United Nations standoff that has arisen out off competing resolutions on disarming Iraq by the United States, Britain and Spain on one side and France and Germany on the other.

UN Inspector Begs for More Time

  • 30 January 03
  • The Associated Press
The chief UN nuclear inspector on Wednesday pleaded for more time to search for banned weapons in Iraq, and Russia, France, Germany -- all opposed to near-term military action against Iraq -- staked out positions.

Blix: Iraq Offers Access, Not Substance

  • 28 January 03
  • The Associated Press
Top UN weapons inspector Hans Blix on Monday said Baghdad had not genuinely accepted UN resolutions demanding that it disarm.

Experts Pore Over Iraqi Dossier

  • 10 December 02
  • The Associated Press
Weapons inspectors in New York and Vienna began combing through Iraq's massive dossier to determine whether Baghdad is complying with Security Council resolutions.

U.S., Russia Disagree Over Changes to Iraqi Sanctions

  • 04 December 02
  • The Associated Press
The United States and Russia, long at odds over what to do with Iraq, are embroiled in a new dispute over what Saddam Hussein should be allowed to import under the terms of the UN's humanitarian program.

Iraq Agrees to Admit Arms Inspectors

  • 18 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Under the threat of U.S. military action and pressured by Arab states, Iraq has agreed to unconditionally admit UN weapons inspectors without conditions.

Ivanov Backs Syria Over Israel While Touring Golan Heights

Russian Family Tragedy Shocks Israel

Extradition Setback for Suspected Killer

Athletes Mourned After Bridge Collapse

Arafat Calls for Conference on Crisis

Israel Offers West Bank Pullback Concessions

Arafat Sees Hebron Deal by New Year

Netanyahu Calls for Talks With Arab States

Report Says Rabin Killer Had Shin Bet Training

Talks Set to Resume, Israel Says

Israeli Police: Russian Mafia Is Infiltrating