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Iran Nuclear Deal

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.

Fall of the Liberal-Humanitarian Agenda

Saad Khan | Posted 03.10.2016 | World
Saad Khan

Although fraught with challenges, the very promise of greater priority to human rights and socio-economic freedoms seemed enticing. Ironically, however, the promise has lately been eclipsed by hardcore realism.

Key Players in the Iranian Elections: Reformists, Celebrities and Social Media

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

Once again the Iranian people used the limited available democratic process, combined with unconventional tools and creative methods, to take another step towards political change. A slow process that started with the election of President Khatami and the birth of the reform movement in the 1990s continued through the 2009 election and post-election resistance, re-emerged in the 2013 election of moderate President Rouhani and again showed up in the two important elections last week. Iranians have been on a slow path to democracy and continue to progress -- with patience and with hope.

The New Iranian Parliament Is Loyal to Khamenei but Advocating for Rouhani

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The message of these elections to global powers is that they should approach Iran with respect rather than with threats and drop anti-Iranian rhetoric. Iranians who went to the voting booths have a palpable sense of the indifference of the West to the existence of democracy and elections in Iran. They know that any claims by the West to respect public participation in Iran loses its credibility, because they see that Western allies in the region have zero democracy.

With Obama In Cuba, Netanyahu May Skip AIPAC Conference

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may skip a trip to Washington to speak at an annual pro-Israel policy conference that coincide...

Stupid Is as Stupid Votes: The U.S.-Russia Ceasefire and Our War on Errorism

Sam Corey | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Sam Corey

Simply put, terrorism is an ideology and a tactic. Declaring War on Terrorism is as silly as proclaiming war on kamikazes during World War II.

Iran To Hold First Elections Since Nuclear Deal, But Don't Expect Change Overnight

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.25.2016 | World

Iranian voters head to the polls Friday for the first elections since last year’s nuclear agreement. They will choose members of the next parliament...

The U.S. Had A Cyberattack Planned If Iran Nuclear Dispute Led To Conflict

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

BERLIN — In the early years of the Obama administration, the United States developed an elaborate plan for a cyberattack on Iran in case the diploma...

Protecting Iranian-Americans from Second-Class Citizenship Overseas

Caitlin Steinke | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Caitlin Steinke

Not only is this law discriminatory and unreasonable as a method of safeguarding national security, but the inclusion of Iran on the list of prohibited ethnicities to have and countries to have visited begs the question, why was it included?