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Iran Is Driving the Bus, so Why Is the West Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is hard to understand what all the celebrating in the West is about. Simply that there is an agreement where there had been none? The Iranians should be doing the celebrating -- and they are.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

Stumbling to Tehran: A Deeply Flawed Argument for a Very Good Idea

Danny Postel | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Danny Postel

The Leveretts are ideally positioned to champion the case for normalizing relations between the United States and Iran -- a case that desperately needs to be both made and heard in Washington. Lamentably, their ideological contortions get in the way and derail the effort.

Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran

Meghan Nuttall Sayres | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Meghan Nuttall Sayres

My last post was entitled "Media Washed Middle East," in which I wrote about my experiences traveling and writing about the Middle East. Those sojourn...

Why Iran's New President Matters: Don't Miss the Fifty Shades of Purple

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

This year's elections underscore the dynamic yearning of Iran's masses for liberal reform, economic recovery, and constructive relations with the outside world.

Iran Court Summons Ahmadinejad

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

DUBAI, June 17 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was summoned on Monday to appear before a criminal court on unspecified charges lev...

It's Official: The List of Approved Iranian Presidential Candidates Has a Couple Huge Disqualifications

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

What the huge disqualifications do tells us is that the Supreme Leader and his hardline establishment are flexing their muscles for anyone who's looking for trouble at this year's presidential election.

Could Ahmadinejad End Up Under House Arrest?

Al-Monitor | Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

Until recently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad behaved like a boxer who always knew that in fights against his rivals, the referee (i.e., the I...

'We Don't Need An Atomic Bomb'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday defended his country's controversial nuclear programme while on a tour of west Africa, calling it peac...

How The Secret Service Almost Shot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder And D.B. Grady | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

One morning in September 2006, during the United Nations General Assembly, President George W. Bush’s daily intelligence brief contained a particula...

Hugo Chávez and the Middle East: Which Side Was He On?

Danny Postel | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Danny Postel

I admire a great deal of what Chávez and his Bolivarian Revolution accomplished in Venezuela. It's precisely because of these positive accomplishments that Chávez's record on the Middle East and North Africa is so disconcerting.

Egypt and Iran: An Elusive Axis

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

After three decades of frosty relations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a historic visit to Cairo on February 5, 2012, making him the only post-revolutionary Iranian leader to set foot in the Arab heartland.

Ahmadinejad Sacks Only Female Minister

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

DUBAI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday dismissed his only female cabinet minister, Health Minister Marzieh Vahi...

Partaking of Polow and Pique

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 10.05.2012 | College
Remy M. Maisel

I expected -- what? Maybe for Ahmadinejad to say something shocking. Maybe to be deeply offended. Maybe to be very, very uncomfortable. Maybe to be lied to, very obviously, and very often.

Ahmadinejad: Iran Under Threat From 'Uncivilized Zionists'

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Wednesday his country was under ...

Is it Just the Muslims Who Can't Be Insulted?

Lisa Wexler | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

In one of the most obviously insulting gestures the United Nations has heaped on the Jewish people, and there have been many, the decision to host Mah...

Another 'Innocence Of Muslims' Casualty: The Media's Reliability

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

When the trumped-up passions of "Innocence of Muslims" cool, burnt-out buildings will be repaired, diplomatic dances will reboot. But who will stand up for the freedom to disbelieve, to criticize and to mock?

Guess Who's Back In Town

Posted 09.24.2012 | World

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is back in town for the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. On Monday, the Iranian president spoke out on Iran'...

Nuclear Program Poll Creates Big Embarrassment For Iran's Leaders

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

A television poll conducted by Iranian state television backfired on Wednesday when 63 percent of respondents said they wanted to abandon Iran's nucle...

Iran Brings 'Comprehensive' Proposals To Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

DUBAI, May 23 (Reuters) - Iran has proposed a "new and comprehensive" package of proposals to six world powers during talks on Wednesday in Baghdad ...

UN Inspectors Push Iran On Military Site Access

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, May 14 (Reuters) - A senior U.N. nuclear official said Iran must give his inspectors access to information, pe...

Billboards Comparing Obama To Ahmadinejad Going Up In Colo.

Posted 05.10.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, conservative group Compass Colorado announced a new billboard campaign that they are launching around the state that links President Bar...

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

WATCH: Ahmadinejad's Car Mobbed By Protesters

Posted 04.18.2012 | World

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a surprise visitor on top of his car during a recent visit to the southern city of Bandar-Abbas when a ...

Immaturity and Denial on Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Michael Brenner

If the United States is not ready for all-out war and its aftermath, then it should make the necessary intellectual, emotional, political and diplomatic adjustments.