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Ronald Reagan Would Not Have Allowed 47 Senators or Netanyahu to Influence Nuclear Negotiations with Gorbachev

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Could Reagan have "won" the Cold War with naysayers like today's GOP constantly questioning his every move? Also, let's not forget that Reagan sold weapons to Iran; the same regime deemed an "existential" threat to the world.

The Ancient Battle That Is Bogging Down The Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia -- a...

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the out...

Iran Nuclear Talks Extends To Wednesday

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran missed a Tuesday deadline t...

U.S. Says Enough Progress Made In Iran Nuclear Talks To Extend To Wednesday

AP | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline an...

Hillary Clinton's Safe Bet on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.

Report: Iran And World Powers To Extend Nuke Talks In New Phase

AP | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline an...

Stakes Are High for Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Ryan Costello | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

This week, the U.S. has a chance to lead an international coalition into an agreement that would guard against any attempt by Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. However, the decades since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 are littered with missed opportunities to resolve differences.

Will Negotiations With Iran Fail?

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The Obama administration believes that failure will leave the world less safe. Furthermore, failure at the current negotiations would not open the way for ten years of trust. The lack of trust is one of the biggest impediments to sustained diplomatic relations.

Iran Nuclear Talks Expected To Wrap Up With Mixed Results, Officials Say

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a...

Iran Backs Away From Key Detail In Nuclear Deal

The New York Times | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With a negotiating deadline just two days away, Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a propose...

Officials Say Iran Nuke Talks Solving Some Issues, Not Others

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must ...

Iran Nuclear Talks Expand As Deadline For Deal Looms

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German for...

U.S.: Time For Iran To Make Decisions In Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

* Sides inching closer but issues remain * End-March deadline for preliminary deal * Full deal would follow by end of Ju...

Report: Iran May Run Centrifuges At Fortified Bunker In Nuclear Deal Proposal

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bun...

Schism and Lack of Leadership in Washington Betrays the Inevitable Fall of our Great Nation

David Oualaalou | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Could this latest stunt hint at leadership struggles within the GOP? It's an ironic possibility when you consider that the GOP takeover of both houses in January was supposed to herald an era of strong and responsible Republican leadership, not division.

Netanyahu and the Risky Business of 'Business as Usual'

Khaled Diab | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Khaled Diab

Though "business as usual" is the path of least resistance on the Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Iranian axes, they are also risky enterprises as the old equilibriums shift.

Iran Refuses U.N. Inspections Of Nuclear Sites

AP | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran's nuclear site...

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas the entire Democratic conference loves to hate, officially kicked off the 2016 Republican presidential primary season with his March 23 announcement on the campus of Liberty University.

Was Dad a Spy?

Cyrus M. Copeland | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Cyrus M. Copeland

Thirty-five years ago, the revolutionary government of Iran imprisoned my father and accused him of being a CIA agent. It was 1979. The revolution was in its infancy, and Islamic fundamentalism was about to foist itself on an unready world.

Iran Urges World To Find 'Common Position' For Nuclear Deal

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 05.23.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Unable to find support from its U.S. allies, Israel is turning to France to help head off what it sees as a bad and dangerous nuclear d...

Shahien Nasiripour

CIA Chief Warns Of 'Tremendous' Consequences For Iran | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Sunday that there would be “tremendous costs” to Iran if the country develops nuclear ...

Kerry: 'Substantial Progress' In Nuclear Talks

AP | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "substantial progress" has been made toward ensuring that Iran's nuclear progra...

The Winter of Our Discontent

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

The real question for Netanyahu is this -- if Hamas and Hezbollah were eliminated and the threat of rocket attacks gone, would he cut a deal and create a Palestinian state? Or would he insist as he has in the past on other conditions under the rubric of demilitarization?

Nuke Talks Break Off

AP | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday to allow members of the Iranian deleg...