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A Full Read on Netanyahu's Gift to Obama

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Tara Kangarlou

For many, interpreting Netanyahu's exchange with President Obama stopped right as Haman "planned to exterminate the Jews." But as we finish the story we can see the power of diplomacy and dialogue even in historic stories, like that of Esther.

Rational Actors and Stuff

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

The idea behind economic sanctions is simple: If you deprive the people in a warlike country of enough "stuff," they're rational actors and they'll st...

Iranian Sunset

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

How terribly tiring it is to watch shows like the Shahs of Sunset, especially for those of us who actually hope to promote true cultural awareness and understanding between the nations. Clothes, "holla", money, shahs, bombs, nuclear weapons and terrorists.

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

Ahmadinejad Grilled By Hostile Parliament

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, March 14 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was summoned to parliament on Wednesday for an unp...

Iran's Parliamentary Vote: The Beginning of the End of Ahmadinejad

Angie Ahmadi | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Angie Ahmadi

Last Friday, Iran held its first elections since the controversial 2009 presidential contest, which led to the near-elimination of pro-reform political forces in the Islamic Republic. For this reason, the parliamentary vote should be viewed as an unrepresentative sham -- nothing more than a selection process amongst the ruling conservative elite.

Ahmadinejad: Iran Doesn't Fear Bombs, Warships

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, March 11 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a fresh tirade against the West, sayin...

Why Rising Gas Prices Could Backfire on the GOP in November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The sight of Republicans rooting against America and hoping that rising gas prices will derail the economic recovery is not pretty.

Hardliners Face Off In Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Zahra Hosseinian TEHRAN, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election expected to rei...

Everything You Need To Know On Iran's Upcoming Elections

AP/Reuters/The Huffington Post | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's name will be nowhere on Friday's ballots. But the voting for parliament seats will be very much about ...

A Bad Joke's Kernel of Truth

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Geographically, Iran may be far away from the Americas but its growing presence in Venezuela is a serious danger. It is not a joke.

VIPS Memo To Obama: Avoid Another Long War

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Inasmuch as American politicians have failed miserably in the last decade on the issue of war, it would behoove concerned citizens to bring the facts in our memo to the attention of their respective congresspersons, as well as the president.

2012: Keep Paying Your Bills, It's Not the End of the World

Michael Lutin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Lutin

It looks as if those ancient Mayans were pretty sharp cookies after all. They figured out that this year was going to be a doozy.

The Mysterious Death of Ahmad Rezaee: Whodunit?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Ahmad Rezaee (31) an Iranian national was found dead on November 12, on the floor of room 23 on the 18th floor of Gloria Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road i...

Iran: To Bomb Or Not To Bomb, That Is The Question

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Will the world be safe with messianic Ahmadinejad's fingers on the nuclear trigger while his other hand controls the spigots of 30% of the world's oil supply? Will reason direct his actions or will his messianic doomsday beliefs prevail?

Will the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Leave the Door Wide Open for Iran?

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

On October 23, Ahmadinejad laid out Tehran's strategy to CNN. Clearly, Iran intends to take on the U.S.'s former role in Iraq.

Today's Ahmadinejad Is Not the same Ahmadinejad

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

United Nations -- Up until a year ago, most people in Iran and human rights activists outside of Iran accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for all th...

Ahmadinejad Comes to Town, Don't Let Him Off the Hook!

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

Ahmadinejad's presence at the UN General Assembly provides the international community an opportunity to hold him accountable for gross human rights violations committed by the Iranian regime.

For Some Columbia Students, A Very Special Dinner Guest? | Posted 11.12.2011 | College

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may soon break bread with members of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association. According ...

Iran's Nuclear Program -- Deal With It

Madison Schramm | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Madison Schramm

The Obama administration needs to acknowledge the limited efficacy of sanctions and reevaluate the fanciful notion that Iran will suspend enrichment. Washington needs to offer up some more carrots.

Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi: The Two Forgotten Men

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Mousavi and Karroubi may soon be a distant memory. If they are allowed to be forgotten, the hope for change that so many Iranian people placed in them after the 2009 elections may soon disappear as well.

Ayatollah Khamenei at Unprecedented Religio-Political Summits: The Hidden Imam's Infallible Representative

Ali Rahnema | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Ali Rahnema

Ayatollah Khamenei has now been promoted by his clerical followers to a super-human status. In certain circles, he is already being addressed as Imam Khamenei. But can combining ultimate religious and political powers guarantee tenure?

Accelerating the Persian and Arab Springs

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The souring relations between Ahmadinejad and Khameini signal a worsening of the regime's internal strife. The widening gaps represent a turning point for a regime that survives on repression and brute force.

Curtains For Iran's President?

Posted 07.06.2011 | World

A growing rift between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has bubbled to the surface recently, fueling sp...

How to Stop Iran's Nuclear Threat

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iranian opposition movement does not ask for money or arms, much less troops. But it does demand that, at this critical juncture, it not be shut out of the Iran policy debate.