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The US and Iran's Common Interests in Syria

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen cannot be resolved unless Iran is at the negotiating table.

Ayatollah: 'Death To America' Slogan Is Not About Americans

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The slogan "Death to America" is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran's supreme lead...

Iran's Corruption and Human Rights Overlooked

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.25.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The government claims to be working to improve Iran's human rights records, but many have observed that Rowhani's promises have not even begun to be fulfilled.

Obama's Big UN Week Sunk by Putin's Clever Gambit, Iran's Cold Rebuke, and Multiple U.S. Policy Failures

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

We may look back on this week as one of the true nadirs in America's post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America's shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations. It is a particular low point for President Obama.

How the Nuclear Deal Will Give a Huge Boost to Iran's Reformists

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna nuclear agreement between Iran and the West was a major milestone for the geostrategic future of the Middle East, but it was also a breath of fresh air for Iranian civil society. There is now the possibility of Iranian civil society playing a different and more constructive role in the future of Iranian politics.

No World Leader Calls the Shots; Only We Decide Our Future

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

Today, alienation, fear, suspicion and mistrust reign high and mighty. The only antidote to all of them is unity. When all of humanity can function like a single organism there will be plenty for everyone.

Why the Nuclear Agreement With Iran Is a Defeat for Ayatollah Khamenei

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Khamenei's defeat bodes well for Iran. After the crippling sanctions and the shadow of a possible war with the U.S. are lifted, Iran's economy will begin to improve and Western investments will begin to flow into the country. With an improved economy and the absence of a threat to Iran's national security, democratic groups inside the country will be able to raise their voice and demand lifting of the security environment that has pervaded Iran since the Green Movement of 2009-2011.

Iran's Military Chief Comes Out In Support Of Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

DUBAI, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Iran's military chief and a close ally to the Supreme Leader expressed his support on Saturday for the country's nuclear deal...

How Khamenei and Obama Must Woo the Opposition to the Nuclear Agreement

Akbar Ganji | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

Now that the agreement has been signed, both Khamenei and President Obama must sell it to those in their nations who oppose it. The task is difficult and, therefore, a comparison between the efforts of the two leaders can be very illuminating.

Iran Deal Is the Least Bad Option for Israel

Chuck Freilich | Posted 07.22.2015 | World
Chuck Freilich

HOD HASHARON, Israel -- The bottom line is that it is a good outcome for Israel, given the alternatives. Instead of a fight in Congress, Netanyahu should engage with the administration on the means of ensuring that the Iranians observe the agreement and on a further strategic upgrade of the bilateral relationship.

Behind Ayatollah Khamenei's Support for a Nuclear Deal He Previously Disavowed

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Shahir ShahidSaless

Just three weeks before the historic agreement between Iran and the group of six world powers, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued comprehensive red lines for a possible nuclear deal. The nuclear deal reached on July 14 in Vienna clearly violates the lines almost in their entirety.

Nuclear Agreement a Boost to Civil Society in Iran -- but Also to Proxy Wars in the Middle East

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna agreement is a turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also a big step for the geostrategic future of the region. From now on Iran will be a full partner in the big game in the Middle East and the world.

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Iran Has Capitulated To The U.S. In This 'Vienna Submission'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

As soon as the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was inked, The WorldPost asked the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Abolha...

If Iran Doesn't Meet These 4 Demands, the U.S. Should Walk Away

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and their delegates have held hours upon hours of meetings over the past two days with one objective in mind: striking a nuclear agreement before June 9 that everyone around the table can live with.

A Guide to the Iran Nuclear Talks

theSkimm | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

Iran and the international community have been having a lot of working lunches lately, and it all has to do with reaching a nuclear deal.

Why Khamenei's Red Lines Aren't Only About the Nuke Talks

Akbar Ganji | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

The June 30 deadline for the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -- to reach a comprehensive agreement has once again been extended. Both the supporters and opponents of the agreement in Iran and the United States have intensified their efforts. But a speech on June 23 by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has attracted wide international attention.

Kerry's Fateful Rendez-Vous With His 'Munich Moment'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Kerry must not succumb to the negotiator's eleventh hour temptation to "cut the difference" or conceal what must be clear, simple, straightforward Iranian commitments.

What Iranians Really Think About The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Trita Parsi, the founder and presi...

Iran's Supreme Leader Hardens Stance On Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has hardened its stance less than a week before the deadline for a nuclear deal, with its top leader rejecting a long-term ...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

Iran's Leader Vows To Resist 'Excessive Demands' As Nuclear Talks Resume

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian s...

How Can Iran and the United States Normalize Their Relationship After 36 Years of Mutual Satanization?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Bahman Baktiari

After thirty-six years of mutual satanization, it is easy to advance pessimistic arguments and to be doubtful about a future in which Iran and the United States will no longer be enemies. However, the nuclear negotiations and the prospect of a final nuclear accord demonstrate the fiction of the idea of permanent enemies destined to be in conflict with each other.

Iran's Supreme Leader Stops Short Of Endorsing Nuclear Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is staking out a tough bargaining stance for the final phase of nuclear negotiations, with both its supreme leader and its ...

P5 Plus 1 -- Iran Nuclear Accord

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

The framework agreement has now to be put on paper in the form of a final document by the end of June. Regardless of the naysayers in a few world capitals, the international community has generally welcomed the framework agreement which should lead to a lasting accord.

Republican Hopefuls for 2016 Hate the Iran Deal

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Leaving aside whether you agree or disagree with any of this criticism (I think the Republican critiques thus far have been vague so far), the administration must realize that there is a very intense sentiment swirling around that Washington not only got swindled, but swindled in a way that will add more tension to its foreign relations.