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Paul Ryan Says The Iran Deal Will Stay In Place

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the Iran nuclear deal will stay in place. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that will air Sunday...

Will Trump Shred The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Rajan Menon | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Rajan Menon

Stack up the op-eds and essays on the disasters that await the world once Donald Trump moves into the White House and you'll have a long list of dismaying scenarios.

The Obama Final Report Card

Tom Allon | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Tom Allon

Nonetheless, herewith is the final report card of POTUS Barack Obama, a good man who indisputably restored intelligence and integrity to the White House.

An Open Letter To Rick Perry, U.S. Energy Secretary Nominee

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
Llewellyn King

Dear Gov. Perry: Welcome to the Department of Energy. It is a cornucopia of scientific wonders, brilliant people and, to be true, some duplication and...

Iran Threatens To Build Nuclear-Propelled Vessel In Response To U.S. 'Violation' Of Deal

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home

Iran ordered its scientists on Tuesday to start developing systems for nuclear-powered marine vessels in response to what it calls a U.S. violation of...

Reflections On The Obama Presidency: The Gap Between Promise And Performance

David Coates | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
David Coates

My own first sense is that -- from all that we have seen over the last eight years, and particularly now that we know what is to follow -- we are going to miss this president, and miss him badly.

An Open Letter To Donald Trump Voters

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The real question is, how will you react when he fails to deliver on his promises?

U.S. Payment Of $1.7 Billion To Iran Made Entirely In Cash

Associated Press | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged late Tuesday that its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely i...

Iran Arrests Member Of Nuclear Deal Negotiation Team

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home

DUBAI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of sp...

GOP Senator: Obama Is 'Acting Like The Drug Dealer In Chief'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

A GOP senator fighting for his seat in a tight race said President Barack Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief.” Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill....

U.S. Admits Payment To Iran Used As Leverage For Prisoners' Release

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it released $400 million in cash to Iran under a tribunal settlement only once it was assured that American...

Anti-Trump GOP Senator's Logic For Not Backing Clinton Makes Zero Sense

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has had several months to figure out whom to vote for in the presidential election and how to defend his choice...

GOP Congressman Wonders Whether Obama Is A Secret Agent For 'Some Other Team'

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) thinks President Barack Obama either doesn’t know what he’s doing, or he knows “exactly what he is doing...

The Republicans' 'Principled' Case For Killing The Iran Deal

Jamal Abdi | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

As the nation takes stock of the bizarre fever dream that took place in Cleveland this past week, it's easy to forget that the GOP actually unveiled its platform that translates the rhetoric - from "lock her up" to "kill the deal" - into actual policy proposals.

Iran Deal Cannot Whitewash Regime's Deplorable Human Rights Record

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Dubowitz

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) this week, the Iranian regime continues to repress its people. Far from a new era of freedom, there has been no meaningful change in the regime's deplorable human rights record.

The Iran Deal: One Year Later, The Facts Point To Success

John Tierney | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
John Tierney

The Iran Deal is working, plain and simple. It's not a perfect accord (few diplomatic agreements are), but it's the best option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon -- by a long shot.

Have Democrats Learned From The Mistakes Of War?

Reza Marashi | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Looking ahead, it is the responsibility of Democrats to finish what Obama has started. In order to do so, they must recognize that reverting to a militaristic mindset and abandoning diplomacy threatens both the JCPOA and potential solutions to each of the additional aforementioned policy challenges.

Now Is Not The Time To Lift Sanctions On Iran

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Mark Dubowitz

If the White House won't challenge Iran, Congress should do what it can to uphold America's commitments. Sanctions need to continue to target the regime's support for terrorism, ballistic-missile development, aid to Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria and designated Shiite militias in Iraq, and human-rights abuses.

Iran's Not Benefiting From The Nuclear Deal And That's Bad News For Rouhani

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Kourosh Ziabari

When Iran and the six major global powers reached an agreement last summer to put an end to the controversy surrounding Tehran's nuclear program by announcing the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranians flocked to the streets en masse, rejoicing at what they believed would be the emergence of a new horizon in their lives.

So Let's Actually Compare Clinton and Trump on Foreign Policy

Kicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

Where do Clinton and Trump actually stand on foreign policy? Who would make a better commander-in-chief? (wuestenigel/Flickr) Hillary Clinton has mad...

Obama's Nuclear Paradox

John Feffer | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

Of all the accomplishments and disappointments of the Obama presidency, his nuclear weapons policy is the greatest. Yes, you read that correctly. Obama's approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy as well as his most salient failure.

On Nuclear Dangers, Hillary Should Beat Trump Hands Down

William Hartung | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

There are no "do-overs" when it comes to nuclear diplomacy. Loose nuclear threats can spark unpredictable reactions, including nuclear buildups on the part of states that feel threatened by them.

Why the Right Wing Is Angry That We Blocked War With Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb has been a key goal of Ploughshares Fund and many other security experts for decades. To suggest otherwise -- as David Samuels did -- is absurd.

Iran Parliamentary Elections Show That Trump Shouldn't Have Been So Quick to Dismiss the Nuclear Deal

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

In his 'major' foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C., the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called the Iran nuclear deal "disastrous," saying that the U.S. negotiators undermined their own position by refusing to show that they were "willing to leave the table."

House GOP Demands Testimony From White House Aide On Iran Deal

The Hill | Marina Fang | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

House Republicans are pressing top White House adviser Ben Rhodes to testify on Capitol Hill following controversial comments he made about the Obama ...