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How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Joe Cirincione | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Speaker Boehner is now using the policy debate on Iran as a crass political attack on the constitutional authority of the president of the United States. In the process, he does great damage to our national institutions, our efforts to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the U.S.-Israeli alliance.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Donté Stallworth

Meet Tom Cotton, The Senate's Newest Unapologetic Hawk

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month into his first term as a U.S. senator, Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton is already proving to be one of the most hardlin...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Continue Pushing For Iran Legislation, Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than twelve hours after President Barack Obama directly warned lawmakers against nudging their way into talks over Iran’s nuclea...

Falling Oil Prices and Geopolitics

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The dawn of 2015 finds Americans continuing to marvel and benefit at the pump from low oil prices. Yet many ask: Why all of a sudden are prices falling so drastically? Do market forces have anything to do with it? Or is this a political strategy?

Rouhani Takes Hardliners Head-On to Bring Iran Out from the Cold

Holly Dagres | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Holly Dagres

Since the 2013 Joint Plan of Action, the Rouhani administration is in a tug-of-war with hardliners from various echelons of the Iranian government over the country's controversial nuclear program. But now President Hassan Rouhani has done the unthinkable.

Corker Has Vital Role in Supporting Talks with Iran

Gayle S. Rose | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Gayle S. Rose

This goal -- to avoid war with Iran and find a way to peace in the Middle East -- is shared by the majority of U.S. citizens and millions of people around the world. The danger now is that political actors in Iran or in the United States might derail these talks.

Khamenei: U.S. 'Cannot Be Trusted' In Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Teh...

Ali Watkins

Republicans Return To Washington With Iran Talks In Their Crosshairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key O...

How Iran Can Escape Its Nuclear Deadlock with the U.S.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

It should be mentioned that in response to my protest against massive vote rigging during the first election of the parliament after the Revolution, Khomeini told me in a private conversation that people have no vote whatsoever and that we only conduct such elections in order to close the mouths of Westerners.

Iran Denies Making Deal With U.S. To Ship Nuclear Material To Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

DUBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Washington Post Journalist Jailed In Iran Gains Attention As Nuclear Talks Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Defiant Speech After Nuclear Talk Extension

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criti...

What's Behind the New Chinese-Russian-Iranian Alliance?

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The agreement between Iran and Russia came at a critical time as the West debates two key provisions: (a) what options the West has in case negotiations with Iran fail, and (b) whether the West will move forward with imposing additional sanctions on Russia.

SOURCES: Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their ...

'IMPOSSIBLE'

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-...

Iran Nuclear Talks May Be Extended As U.S. Sees 'Big Gaps'

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences prev...

U.S. And West Shy From Strict Nuclear Bomb Policy For Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

* IAEA probe into suspected Iranian bomb research stalled * West says Tehran must step up cooperation with U.N. agency *...

Keep the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Tight Leash

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

The deadline to reach a deal curbing Iran's nuclear program is imminent. The world is waiting to see if Tehran will keep successfully kicking the can down the road to buy time as it hones atomic skills or if the U.S. can really rein in the ayatollahs' drive for nukes.

Iran, U.S. Reportedly Working On New Proposals To Break Nuke Talks Impasse

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

VIENNA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are working on new proposals aimed at ...

Iran: Obama's Moment of Truth

Michael Brenner | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we'll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East -- indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others. Even an understanding that lays out a few principles while extending the deadline would be a dangerous outcome. The technical issues are complicated. But they are not in themselves the main obstacles to be overcome. Let's get down to brass tacks. The starbursts of commentary on centrifuge numbers and Iran's retention of low-enriched uranium (LEU), albeit under international inspection, should not be allowed to conceal the underlying reality: If Washington and Tehran want a nuclear deal, it is there for the taking. While the responsibility is shared, the crucial decision rests with the White House. This is not the way that President Obama and his advisers see it, though.

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline May Be Extended To March, Say Officials

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be...