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Axis of Evil

New Politicized Visa Restrictions Harm Iranians and Undermine America's Core Values

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The ACLU calls H.R.158, passed last Tuesday by overwhelming support (419 yes), as a measure calling for "blanket arbitrary discrimination based on nationality and national origin."

Reviving the Iran-North Korea Axis

John Feffer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
John Feffer

Because much of the cooperation between Iran and North Korea is shrouded in mystery, their relationship is ripe for exploitation, particularly by those who are eager to find a hammer to destroy the impending nuclear agreement with Iran. But if this is the only implement that critics can find to inflict damage, they're scraping the bottom of their toolbox of destruction.

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

Jessica Schulberg

No, North Korea Does Not Prove the Iran Deal Is Doomed | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the U.S. and five partner countries announced last week that they had reached the framework for a nuclear agreement with Iran, ske...

Friends of the Devil: U.S.-Iran Ties Beyond a Nuclear Deal

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 12.21.2014 | Home
Jerrold D. Green

People of good will hope that the ongoing P5+1 negotiations will culminate in a deal by November 24, but whether the final deal happens next month or not, it will be important to continue to avoid conflict in favor of dialogue and even collaboration when possible.

Amber Ferguson

The Most Memorable Presidential Addresses Throughout History | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Sixty-seven years ago, on Oct. 5, 1947, Americans gathered around their small black-and-white television sets to watch a revolution in presidential co...

Crossing the Axis of Evil

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Before the next round of U.S. negotiations with Iran, why doesn't the U.S. apologize for its unjust 1953 actions? Let's start there. We pat ourselves on the back for spreading the light of liberty. Shouldn't we likewise accept responsibility when we've extinguished it?

How Prophet Muhammad's Humility Could Shape the US-Iranian Peace Deal

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

US-Iranian leaders could draw inspiration from the humility of Prophet Muhammad in negotiations. Yes, all sides are not completely happy but I like to believe that "a good compromise is a compromise in which both sides are equally unhappy."

How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies Into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.15.2013 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

Had you been able to time-travel back to the Cold War era to inform Americans that, in the future, our major enemies would be in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, Libya, and so on, they would surely have thought you mad (or lucky indeed).

Naïve: Insinuating War with Iran Versus Finding Peace

Holly Dagres | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home
Holly Dagres

I firmly believe that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, but I am also convinced they would like us to assume so -- a sort of wild card if you will in the game of politics.

What Did We Learn From 9/11?

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

Human beings have great difficulty accepting and dwelling in such existential vulnerability. We fall into what the philosopher Martin Heidegger called idle talk.

Evil Is A Baby-Faced Loner With Braces

Illya Szilak | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel
Illya Szilak

Our first hotel in Pyongyang is a combination of Soviet realism and Vegas.

Andrea Stone

Documents Show Bin Laden And Iran 'Antagonistic' | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

Al Qaeda and Iran shared an "antagonistic" relationship that was "not one of alliance, but of indirect and unpleasant negotiations" over the freeing o...

Newt Gingrich Suggests Engaging More Directly With Rest Of 'Axis Of Evil' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich last week criticized the United States for not engaging more forcefully with other countries besides...

Congratulations, President Obama

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

I find it maddening how quickly the wolves came out. Similar to any policy move that will actually benefit Americans and our standing in the world, the right-wing goes ballistic.

Kim Dae Jung: A Hero for Peace

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Wald

Elegant is the first word that comes to mind. He was warm, with an IQ that kept you mentally running to keep up. He defied death, worked in the face of oppression and gave his all.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.

Sarah "Barracuda" Doesn't Sleep With The Fishes!

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

She is not a narcissist. She just has the good sense to realize she is better and more deserving than most people to rule the planet and prepare humanity for the end of days.

Axis of Evil? Not so Much

James Arthur Ray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Arthur Ray

President Bush's January 2002 State of the Union Address, where he coined the term "Axis of Evil" to describe Iraq, Iran and North Korea, was an attempt to fit entire governments, populations and countries into a catchphrase box. Marketing propaganda at its very best.

The Obama Effect in Iran and Lebanon - Role Model Instead of Straw Man

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the Vienna Philharmonic finished its annual outdoor program at the Schonbrunn Castle, the guest conductor Daniel Barenboim exclaimed to the 50,000 ...

After the Nuke Test, the US and North Korea Should Keep Talking

Michael Roston | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Michael Roston

History is not on North Korea's side, and ensnaring the hermit state in negotiations establishes some possibility of reining in its behaviors.

You Can Help Journalists Roxana Saberi, Euna Lee, and Laura Ling

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gotham Chopra

Because of my friendship with Laura Ling specifically, I have spent hours at a time over the last month of her captivity agonizing over her predicament.

Obama's Bold Iran Move

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Heilbrunn

The Obama administration's announcement that it will directly participate in meetings with Iran is an overdue move. It isn't America that's put on the spot by Obama's policy shift. It's Iran.

Iran Is Making Fools of Everyone

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mort Zuckerman

Who would have imagined that President Obama may well determine his historical legacy and reputation on the basis of the way he deals with Iran?

Obama Offers Iran Bigger Carrots, but the Sticks Remain Puny

Christopher Holton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Holton

If truly comprehensive and tough economic sanctions were imposed on Iran now -- for the very first time -- its leaders might very well be forced to negotiate with the West.