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A Special Letter to the President from members of the Democratic National Committee

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

MINNEAPOLIS. At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we a...

A Special Letter to the President From Members of the Democratic National Committee

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program.

We Created a Social Media Campaign for Pro-Deal Iranians. Here's Our Message to Americans and Congress.

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Negar Mortazavi

Today, our campaigns boast a wide range of Iranian personalities across the political and social spectrum, including political activists, human rights defenders, artists and cultural figures. It is rare to see such a diverse group of Iranians come together and support one cause. Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi, women's rights activist Ghoncheh Ghavami and popular filmmaker Jafar Panahi are among these figures.

Iran Deal Opposition: Conjunction of Saber-Rattling and Fear

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

U.S. Republicans, Conservatives and the Israeli Government are playing politics with nuclear weapons. This must stop. People forget that diplomacy, not the military, won the Cold War.

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.

Memo to 2016 Presidential Candidates: How to Fix the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Congress will shortly vote on a resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear agreement (formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or "JCPOA")....

Democrats Face Intense Pressure As They Weigh Iran Deal

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was sh...

Former Nuclear Safeguards Official Says AP's Iran Deal Document Looks Fake

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A veteran international nuclear official questioned the authenticity of a document The Associated Press relied upon for its controversi...

Sen. Jeff Flake Announces He Won't Support Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

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A Definitive Guide To The Iranian Nuclear Deal

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

Executive Summary   The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is intended to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. If fully i...

Obama Channels JFK At American University Speech On Iran

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

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Obama Nuclear Deal Gets Three Key Backers In The Senate

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

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Iran Agreement Means Less Inflation, Higher Growth

Harlan Green | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Lifting the economic sanctions will enable Iran to begin to sell its oil internationally sometime next year, into a world already flooded with oil products, though there is some uncertainty when it will happen.

GOP Congressman Claims House Has Enough Votes To Reject Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) announced on Monday that a majority of House members have pledged to support a resolution of disapproval...

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President, Part II

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

One can argue whether President George W. Bush and President Barak Obama's policies are wrong or foolish, but you can't argue the fact that both men exhibited the characteristics of patience during times of crisis or confrontation. Can we say the same thing about Ted Cruz?

An #IranDeal Tied to Humanitarian Measures

Maryam Zar | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Maryam Zar

On this international day of friendship, I am prompted to think of the #IranDeal that is so fresh on the minds of many in the work of international friend making. This is no pact between friends, but it does present an opportunity for some straight talk between frenemies.

An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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Negotiations Between Iran and the U.S. Have Now Begun

David Nordfors | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
David Nordfors

In the Middle East, when it comes to people who don't get along, the real negotiations start after the deal is struck, because then there is a relation to manage. Until then, negotiations are about if there will be a relation or not.

Message to America's Mid-East Allies: Blocking the Iran Nuclear Agreement Is Not an Option

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

It is vital for United States' interests in the Middle East that America have a chance to try and influence the new emerging Middle East. The road to this opportunity passes through Tehran.

Obama's Legacy: Arab-Israeli Peace

Tal Keinan | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Tal Keinan

After a century of failed attempts at Arab-Israeli peace, the Obama Administration may have accidentally just produced the key breakthrough to success. Whether you like the Iran deal or not, it realigns the Middle East in a manner that potentially serves its people better.

Thousands Pack Into Times Square To Protest Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of protesters packed into Times Square Wednesday evening to demand that Congress vote down the proposed U.S. deal wit...

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.

Apocalypse, Not Now

Ksenia Svetlova | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Ksenia Svetlova

Considering that the agreement is practically a done deal, how should Israel act to assure that it's security interests do not suffer? While Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to attack the agreement, I and many in Israel believe that it's time to deal with this worrying and uncertain situation in a sensible manner.

Lindsey Graham: Obama Is The 'Neville Chamberlain Of Our Time'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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Obama's Politics and the Nuclear Deal With Iran

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Politics in the older sense of the word, descending from the Greeks, conveys the practice humans have developed to negotiate the irreducible plurality of the human condition. It is the method to negotiate different, often conflicting interests and views in order to get things done.