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Iran Nuclear Deal

Soft Power is Key to Iran's Success

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 09.15.2016 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

To be sure, in Iran's conflict-ridden neighbourhood, the military instrument is critical to deterring would-be aggressors. The devastating 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war taught Iranians this lesson at great cost in blood and national treasure.

Israel Is Strengthening Its Ties With The Gulf Monarchies

Samuel Ramani | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Israel's strengthened economic and security cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council bloc is closely related to the GCC's growing indifference to the situation in Palestine, and Saudi Arabia's single-minded desire to undercut Iranian influence in the Middle East.

To End Terrorism In The Middle East, The U.S. Must Get Out Of The Middle East

Farshad Farahat | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
Farshad Farahat

The picture of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance after his house in Syria was bombed reminds me of my childhood in Tehran in the ea...

Who Benefits Most From a Sabotaged Iran Nuclear Deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Ultimately, the cost of the potential downfall of the deal far outweighs the individual gains of a single nation.

REPORT: Iran Secretly Allowed To Evade Nuke Restrictions

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.01.2016 | World

The United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agree...

Iran Arrests Member Of Nuclear Deal Negotiation Team

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.28.2016 | World

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...

Pundits On Both Sides Continue To Get The Iran Nuclear Deal Wrong

Scott Ritter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Scott Ritter

The tragedy that was the life of Shahram Amiri had nothing to do with Hillary Clinton or her unsecure e-mail server.

The Iran Enigma: Implicit Complicity

Patrick Beretta | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Patrick Beretta

On July 18, the Associated Press reported the existence of a secret document within the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, revealing a lesser limit on Iran's nuclear work than had been initially announced and believed.

The Obama Administration Gambled On Tehran's Moderation -- And Failed

Saeed Ghasseminejad | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Saeed Ghasseminejad

Time and again, Khamenei has modified Iran's political system to strengthen his own power. In theory, he welcomes the public's participation in elections. In practice, he manipulates the system to forestall any effort at substantive change.

Obama Administration Will Hand Off Iran Portfolio To An Uncertain Future

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As the international community marks the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, some Iran-watchers say they are worried what wi...

Let's Celebrate The One-Year Anniversary Of The Iran Deal Instead Of Undermining Its Progress

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it is time for Republicans to stop playing games with our safety. The JCPOA is working -- preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. It's time for the Republicans to start working too.

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

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
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.

A Critical Look at Obama Foreign Policy

Zachary Marcone | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Zachary Marcone

In a word Obama foreign policy has been adequate. His victories have been equally matched by his failures. His policy has neither substantially forwar...

Ben Rhodes and the 'Echo Chamber' of Facts On Iran

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

I found David Samuels' storyline -- that portrays Ben Rhodes, the President's Deputy National Security Advisor, as the Manipulator in Chief -- to be a work of fiction and extremely condescending to members of Congress and all others who supported it.

Iranians Voted for Engagement Twice: Now It's the West's Turn

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

The political behavior of Iranian people is not always easily predictable or discernable. Even though there are hints as to the reasons why they voted...

Iran's Latest Election Puts Rouhani Supporters in Charge of Parliament

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

From opposing the nuclear negotiations to impeaching key ministers, parliament made it increasingly difficult for Rouhani to fully realize his moderate political agenda -- until now.

New York Times: Clinton Broke With Obama Administration On Iran Strategy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key talking point of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is the story of how she laid the groundwork for the nuclear agreement w...

U.S. Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran's Distrust

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.

Iran Slams Supreme Court Ruling In Favor Of Terror Victims As 'Theft'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

The Iranian government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued earlier this week that sided with thousands of victims of terrorism wh...

Iran Defiles the Words "Never Again" in the Washington Post

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I read something today from Iran that truly jolted me. That says a lot because one would think that a Jewish American is already inured to the never-e...

Obama in the Gulf: Opportunity in Troubled Relations

James Dorsey | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

President Barak Obama has a challenge and an opportunity when he meets this week first with Saudi King Salman and then with the leaders of the six Gulf states. His challenge is to manage increasingly fundamentally diverging policy differences.

Obama's Last Nuclear Security Summit and a New Movement for Nuclear Disarmament

Vincent Intondi | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb destroying the city of Hiroshima. Four years later, the Soviet Union developed its ...

Trump's Foreign Policy: An Interactive Adventure

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Those who insist Donald Trump has no foreign policy have simply not been listening. The "Trump Doctrine" is as clear as a reveille bugle piercing the dawn at Fort Bragg; and it's a page right out of Ronald Reagan's playbook.

Donald Doesn't Know Jack About Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Before Donald repeats his claims at the annual AIPAC conference next week, maybe he should talk to some people who know a good security deal when they see one: Israel's military and intelligence leaders.

Do Fundamental Rights Matter to the EU?

Shadi Sadr | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Shadi Sadr

Some have argued that in the post-Iran-deal-era, the EU would prefer to engage Tehran with human rights dialogue rather than adopting aggressive strategies such as public statement or human rights sanctions. Yet, there is not a single piece of evidence to show such engagement.