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Iran Nuclear Deal

Does Iran Want to Punish the West or Itself on Human Rights?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Despite calls for the release of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, Iran went out of its way to keep him in jail, signaling to the West that the highly praised nuclear deal would not influence its internal policies.

Iran Has Stopped Dismantling Centrifuges, Senior Official Says

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, state media reported on Tuesday, days after conservative lawmakers complai...

A Walk in the Woods: A U.S. - Russia Rendezvous, in a "No-Try" Zone?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

"Andrey, this is our best proposal to date. The President has dedicated himself to the image of peacemaker. He wants to do some lasting work. You ...

Meandering Through History, "Off the Radar"

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.07.2015 | Books
Maryam Zar

Today is the 36th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover by Iranian revolutionaries. That fateful day gave rise to the ensuing "Hostage Crisis", which lasted 444 days.

Iran Officially Begins To Curb Nuclear Program

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

 DUBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Iran has begun decommissioning uranium enrichment centrifuges under the terms of the nuclear deal struck with six worl...

Why Bridging the Iran-Saudi Divide Is Vital for Peace in Syria and the Region

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Rather than trying to constrain Iran and isolate it in its own region, the leaders of Saudi Arabia should acknowledge that Iran is their neighbor and that they can and should live in peace with each other.

A Parallel Crescent To Stop Iran In Its Tracks

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The regional turmoil coupled with the Iranian threat offers new opportunities for this revolutionary geopolitical change to occur.

Another American Has Been Arrested In Iran

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks while he was visiting relatives in T...

Exclusive: Inside Dr. Nina Ansary's Book Launch in the UK

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Yasamin Beitollahi

The masses were on hand on October 12 at Dr. Nina Ansary's talent-packed launch event for her best-selling book, Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran.

Back to the Dark Side: Dick Cheney's Pax Americana

Washington Spectator | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Washington Spectator

Exceptional, the new book from former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, is not. It is nothing more than an unhinged rant that smacks of sedition. The personal attacks are unremitting and obnoxious, but they have a purpose.

Why Iran Should Gear Up for a "Tsunami" of Tourists

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Kourosh Ziabari

I think there's nothing to stop Western tourists from backpacking and booking their flights to Tehran, and I'm convinced the Iranian vice-president didn't exaggerate when he said the country should brace for a tourists "tsunami."

Kumbaya (Not)

John Feffer | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

For many years, a two-state solution has been the default response to this wicked problem. But the spread of settlements, the disagreements over the status of Jerusalem, and the right of return for Palestinian refugees have all made a two-state solution a very unwieldy enterprise.

Khamenei Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal, Continues To Rebuke U.S.

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

ANKARA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday approved the Iranian government's nuclear deal with world powe...

Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Effect

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The United States was set to issue conditional sanctions waivers for Iran on Sunday, though it cautioned they will not t...

Javad Zarif: A Name That Frightens and Inspires

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

Javad Zarif is a name that both frightens and inspires. It frightens those who are unwilling to talk to the outside world and use the language of logic and reasoning to settle their disputes with their rivals. And it inspires those who have faith in the power of dialog, negotiation and peace.

Iran Guardian Council Passes Nuclear Bill Into Law

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

DUBAI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Iran's Guardian Council ratified a bill on Wednesday approving the implementation of nuclear deal reached by Tehran and six...

About the Iran Nuclear Deal

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

The mood was sheer celebration. "We've moved the boulder in the road," said Joe Cirincione; "this model can be useful for other work." Moving the boulder will lead to a safer world for our children and grandchildren.

Iranian Parliament OKs Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

DUBAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Iran's conservative-dominated parliament passed a bill on Tuesday approving its nuclear deal with world powers, signaling v...

Iran's Supreme Leader Bans Negotiations With U.S., Contradicting President Rouhani

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

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The Story of the Iran Deal and the "Scraps of Paper" That Are Gone!

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

I'm confident Mr. Ahmadinejad knew that the sanctions were wrecking Iran's economy and the burden was simply borne by the average citizens; however, he didn't want to lose the battle of reputation he had started.

Why Iran Doesn't Trust America -- And What Can Be Done to Change That

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

For U.S. policymakers who seek to advance more sensible U.S. policies in the region, understanding Iran's positions is critical. Relying on delusions about Iranian policies and aims, as well as about American ones, is not only ineffective, but wholly counterproductive.

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.

Germany Urges International Community To Solve Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, whose country has spearheaded Europe's response to its ongoing refugee crisis, dem...

Coulter, Trump, Francis and Why Words Matter

Tom Allon | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

In an era where presidential candidates are on tour for almost two whole years and thus speak many, many words - much of them superfluous and foolish - we see in Francis' speeches that Words Really Matter. How's that for a new hashtag? #wordsreallymatter.

President Rouhani Declares 'New Chapter' In Iran's Relations With World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- In his first major public address since the nuclear accord was finalized, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani conveyed an optimistic, ...