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The Iran Deal and Unicorns

Susan Shaer | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Susan Shaer

As negotiations to achieve a lasting nuclear agreement between Iran and six international powers (known as the P5+1) continue for another week, it is worth remembering what the options are. Spoiler alert: There is no better deal.

Iran-U.S. Nuclear Talks: What Absolute Deadlines?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

De-emphasizing and missing the deadlines appears to be a result of concerted efforts by the United States and Iran to show their domestic constituents and the global community that both sides are taking the deal seriously.

Jessica Schulberg

Netanyahu Claims Iran Is 'Like ISIS. Just Much Bigger.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran is like the Islamic State, only bigger and more powerful, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “No one wou...

Iran And World Powers Set To Miss Deadline On Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA, June 30 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord...

Will P5+1 and Iran Clinch a Deal?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

After years of negotiations, the Islamic Republic and the six world powers, known as the P5+1; China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany, are only a few days away from the June 30 deadline to seal a final nuclear deal.

What Iranians Really Think About The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Trita Parsi, the founder and presi...

Former Obama Aides Want A Stronger Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

June 24 (Reuters) - A group of prominent American security advisers, including five with ties to President Barack Obama's first term, warned on Wednes...

World Powers Appear To Offer Iran Nuclear Assistance In Reported Draft Document

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Western powers are offering Tehran high-tech reactors under a proposed nuclear agreement, a confidential document says, but a defiant ...

What if the Nuclear Deadline Is Missed? The Contended Standoff

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

With less than two weeks remaining before the nuclear deadline of June 30th, the progress between the six world powers (known as the p5+1; the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Russia, plus Germany) and the Islamic Republic appears to be on the rise and auspicious for the involved parties.

The Case for a Good Deal With Iran

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Christina M. Martínez

If a deal is announced on June 30, America must remember whose hands we are shaking. These are the hands of a regime that holds an American journalist in deplorable conditions with no due process.

Jessica Schulberg

Samantha Power Promises Snap-back Sanctions On Iran Will Not Be Blocked By Russia Or China

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual break from the Obama administration’s de facto policy of not discussing details of the emerging nuclear agreement with I...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

Iran Welcomes Shell, BP, Total and American Oil Companies

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In an unprecedented move, Iranian leaders have welcomed American oil companies to enter Iran, upon the condition that sanctions are lifted. This move suggests that the Islamic Republic is putting its economic interests ahead of its revolutionary ideological interests.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

What's At Stake In Iran's Nuclear Talks As Deadline For Final Deal Approaches

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

World powers are trying to lock down a deal with Iran to restrict the country’s nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief. Nego...

The Russian Nuclear Energy Proposal: An Offer You Can't Refuse

Behnam Taebi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Behnam Taebi

Neither governments nor nuclear vendors worldwide have yet come up with an oversight, reporting, transparency, and citizen participation mechanism sufficient to make sure that the role that nuclear power could play in the global future energy mix does not lead to disastrous events.

The Phony Criticism Over Iran Sanctions 'Snapback'

Ala Hashemi-Haeri | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Ala Hashemi-Haeri

Rubin criticizes the not-yet-finalized agreement by questioning why Iran is allowed to participate in the dispute resolution panel at all. However, it would be unthinkable to judge any trial as fair if the accused is not allowed a voice to defend themselves.

US Needs to Heed the Growing Sunni-Shiite Rift to Avoid Atomic Pursuits Across Middle-East

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

U.S. policymakers need keen understanding of the history and religious tensions between Sunnis (primarily in Saudi Arabia) and Shiites (so dominant in Iran) if they want to formulate an objective policy of any positive consequence for the region and beyond.

Obama Defends Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: 'A Military Solution Will Not Fix It'

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S President Barack Obama reached out to a skeptical Israeli public in an interview aired Monday saying that only an agreement, no...

The Iran Talks Game Changer: An Israeli-Hezbollah War?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Trita Parsi

Arguments against the pending nuclear deal with Iran -- from claiming that the deal is a capitulation to Iran to the notion that it is unacceptable to make a deal with a regime like that in Tehran -- have not sufficiently resonated with the public to kill the agreement. This has caused some disarray in the opposition camp. Indeed, if you are in that camp right now, it is reasonable to expect that the search is not for a new argument but for a game changing development: an event so powerful it shifts the momentum in Congress back to AIPAC, Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia and the other opponents of a nuclear deal. Arguably, a military confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah this summer could fit that bill.

Leaked Video Shows Heated Dispute Between Iranian Officials Over Nuke Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media this week that shows a hard-line lawmaker trading barbs wit...

Iran's Leader Vows To Resist 'Excessive Demands' As Nuclear Talks Resume

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian s...

Tell the Rich Persian Gulf States to 'Go Fish'

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of negotiating with Iran, Israel and the Gulf States would have preferred the US to have conducted air strikes on that country, even if those strikes would have only temporarily set back Iran's nuclear program. The real interest in these regional rivals is to weaken Iran in any way possible.

Jessica Schulberg

House Approves Iran Bill, Obama Likely To Sign Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill designed to give Congress authority to weigh in on a nuclear deal with Iran passed easily in the House on Thursday, by a vote of ...

The Summer of War or Peace With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Jamal Abdi

This summer, the US Senate will choose between war and peace with Iran. If the right decision is made, Obama's pending nuclear deal with Iran will be sustained and both a war and an Iranian nuclear bomb will be avoided. If the wrong vote is cast, diplomacy will collapse.