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Follies of Denial: Accommodation with Iran

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Much analysis on the Iran nuclear agreement has sidelined human rights, particularly women's rights, largely ignored Iranian aggression, and forgotten the history of comparable pacts.

The Little-Big Power Broker Behind the Cuba Detente

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Ximena Ortiz

When diminutive Uruguay opened its territorial arms to six detainees previously held by the United States in Guantanamo, Cuba, it could hardly have expected the geopolitical impact of its good-will gesture.

ISIS and U.S.-Iran Relations

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It is often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. The truth of this aphorism has been illustrated by the ostensible warming of U.S. relations with Iran.

Tales of Pan Am: You Just Can't Make These Stories Up

Helen Davey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Helen Davey

During Pan Am's fabled 64 years of operation, thousands of stories have emerged and, as I can attest to, Pan Am-er's still love telling them. I know I do.

Why Détente With Iran Is a Historic Game Changer

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

We are at a potential cusp, a transformational moment in the Gulf and the Middle East where détente with Iran could radically change the geopolitics and economics of the region. The opportunity should not be missed.

Breaking the Date

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


NIAC: President Obama, It's Time to Seize the Moment!

Holly Dagres | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

The last time Iran and the United States were this close to détente was during 1997-2000, when there was a reformist president and Democrat in office: Mohammad Khatami and Bill Clinton.

Detente From Below

John Feffer | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
John Feffer

The end of the Cold War promised a remapping of European security. The Warsaw Pact disbanded officially in 1991, though it had functionally ceased to exist at the end of 1989. NATO, without its longstanding opponent, no longer had a raison d'être.

The Earth Moved

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Obama: Engage North Korea Now (But Don't Tell Anyone)

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Relations between the United States and North Korea, never particularly warm, have truly frosted over in recent months. The Obama administration, in t...

Alexander Haig's Dark Side

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

The White House tapes reveal Haig as the ultimate sycophant, urging Nixon to smite the enemy in Vietnam, unleash the bombs, stand tough against the Soviets, and, not incidentally, to keep Kissinger in his place.

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.