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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.

President Explains The 'Obama Doctrine,' Defends Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened up about his so-called "Obama doctrine," the overarching principle that guides his foreign policy in places like the Mid...

Igor Bobic

2016 Presidential Hopefuls Sign On To Senate Republican Letter On Iran | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Likely GOP presidential hopefuls are piggybacking onto a controversial letter sent to Iranian leaders this week by Senate Republicans. ...

Obama Administration Expects Negotiations On Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume Next Month

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration expects negotiations on a final nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran to begin by mid-February....

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...

Potential Obama Breakthrough Faces Hurdles

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear deal with Iran now depend in part on his ability to keep a lid on both hard-liners on...

Joshua Hersh

Four Ways Iran's Hardliners Are Just Like Their Western Counterparts | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

The first round of negotiations between Iran and a collection of Western and other interlocutors over the nation's controversial nuclear energy progra...

Joshua Hersh

Iran Hawks Keep Up Push For Sanctions, Despite Progress In Talks | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

BEIRUT -- Negotiations between Iran and several western nations may have made progress last week, but hawks and skeptics, in Congress and abroad, have...

Obama, Iranian President Will Not Meet: Officials

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani will not meet while bot...

Obama Announces Big Diplomatic Step

Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran and ...

Obama Open To Iran Meeting

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

By Susan Heavey and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Barack ...

Liberal Shamelessness on Iran and Middle East

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

As President Obama signaled renewed interest this week in a "diplomatic resolution to the problem" with Iran, liberal advocates of soft regime change are again coming out of the woodwork to profess their support for engaging Tehran.

McCain Rips Obama Over Iran Policy: Like Watching A 'Train Wreck'

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

CERNOBBIO, Italy — U.S. Sen. John McCain says he is disappointed with his party's presidential candidate for sidestepping world affairs in his campa...

Case For Bombing Iran Collapses

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

One critical element leads me to the conclusion that the United States will not go to war with Iran, nor allow Israel to do so. It is this: common sense.

Britain To Join Obama In Discouraging Strike On Iran

New York Times | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

Britain will add its voice to President Obama's in discouraging an Israeli military strike on Iran when Prime Minister David Cameron begins a three-da...

Iran: Smoke, Mirrors and the Rest

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 03.12.2012 | Media
Imogen Lloyd Webber

The only certainty we have in the public discourse in regards to Iran is that we are dealing with smoke and mirrors with every player.

Obama & Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The United States is on the brink of war with Iran with no more understanding -- or discussion -- than why we are fighting an all-out war in Afghanistan. What has become a national habit of acting without public deliberation is a clear and present danger to the country's well-being.

U.S. Navy Rescues Iranian Fishermen, Again

Posted 01.19.2012 | World

For the third time this month, the U.S. Navy has come to the aid of Iranian fishermen. On Wednesday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey came th...

Who Says Iran Is Becoming Isolated in the Middle East?

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

it is truly surreal for the Obama administration and its supporters to be extolling how badly isolated the Islamic Republic of Iran is becoming in the broader Middle East.

Why Increased U.S. Sanctions on Iran Don't Work

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Keith Ellison

Increasing sanctions enables the Iranian president the opportunity to change the subject -- from his failed policies to the nationalistic pride symbolized by nuclear energy.

The Possibility Of A Nuclear Iran Alarms Arabs | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO �" As the West raises the pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, Arab governments, especially the small, oil-rich nations in the Persian G...

Obama's Shrewd Iran Policy

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The good news is that President Obama has a brilliant strategy for dealing with Iran. The bad news is that brilliance may not be enough.

Obama Administration Forms Iran Policy To 'Inject A Degree Of Rationality Into The Relationship'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The silent protest began in Imam Khomeini Square in front of the forbidding Ministry of Telecommunications, which was busy cutting off cellphones but ...

I Never Thought I'd Be Rooting for Iran

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The people in Tehran's streets have made it possible to begin to see past Ahmadinejad. I have to get used to Iran not as a cartoon bully, but as my neighbor. It is a nation of people, as we are.

Obama: No Realist He

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Our president, as chief global advocate of free and open societies, cannot sit on the sidelines as people attempt to throw off the shackles of old and anti-democratic regimes.