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Civil-Military Relations in Israel: Not So Civil

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Popular commentary in the U.S. in recent weeks has drawn attention to the very public bickering in Israel between former security/military leaders and civilian politicians. My guess is that few of the reports on the issue contain reference to the fact that this is a longstanding pattern in Israeli politics.

Former Intel Chief: Netanyahu's Judgement Clouded By 'Messianic Feelings'

AP | DAN PERRY and DIAA HADID | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency has accused the country's political leaders of exaggerating the effectiveness o...

Iran, UN To Resume Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

VIENNA, April 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed on Saturday it will resume talks with Iran in mid-May, more than two mont...

Iran Is to India as Pakistan Is to the U.S.

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

But for a country that aspires to great power status, which actively seeks a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, the Iranian oil crisis is India's first great test of the 21st century: can a true world leader be non-aligned in a globalized world?

Iran Invasion Would Be a Disaster

Bob Kerrey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

There's growing talk in Washington these days about invading Iran. It's not front and center -- yet. But there are folks in Washington building an under-the-radar case for an invasion right now, so I'm not waiting to speak out.

Israeli Military Chief: 'Iranian Leadership Composed Of Very Rational People'

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's military chief said in an interview published Wednesday that Iran will ultimately decide against building a nuclear weapon &ndas...

Iran -- Nuclear Weapons, Not Energy

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but the majority of the rest of the world questions this assertion. And for good reason.

Five Principles for a Nuclear Deal With Iran

Joel Rubin | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

If policymakers can find the political will to adhere to these five principles, they just might help to provide the political support needed for a nuclear deal that will constrain Iran's ability to ever acquire a nuclear weapon -- and have a political win to crow about.

Eline Gordts

Nobel Laureate: Sanctions 'Hurt The Iranian People' | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel Prize laureate, lawyer, human rights activist and fierce critic of the Iranian regime. Yet despite her opposition to Iranian P...

The U.S. and Iran Are Talking. Why Is the New York Times Peddling Iran Islamophobia?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

Last Saturday -- the same day the United States and Iran were having "constructive and useful" discussions on Iran's nuclear program in Istanbul -- the New York Times published a piece titled, "Seeking Nuclear Insight in Fog of the Ayatollah's Utterances."

Online Petition Battles NYT's 'Peddling Iranophobia'

Posted 04.19.2012 | World

An online petition by Just Foreign Policy, an organization that calls itself "an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to ref...

Porsche Halts Car Sales To Iran

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

Porsche has joined Hyundai in its decision to cease selling cars in Iran, after a group called United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) asked both automaker...

Netanyahu Fears Victory Over Iran's Nuclear Program | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

A recent skit on the sketch comedy "Eretz Nehederet" featured a "debate" about the Iranian nuclear program between U.S. and Israeli leaders. After ...

UAE Cancels Soccer Match Amid Mounting Tension With Iran

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
James Dorsey

It is not immediately clear why Mr. Ahmadinejad chose to provoke the UAE at a moment about its nuclear program in a bid to weaken international sanctions and reduce the risk of an Israeli and/or U.S. military strike.

This Might Be The Most Effective Way To Kill Iran's Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

* Few alternatives to Western ship insurance market * Asia govts mull sovereign guarantees for ship insurers * Chinese t...

Iran: Nuclear Dispute Can Be Solved 'Quickly'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran is ready to resolve all of its nuclear disputes "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with world powers planned for nex...

Brief Thoughts on the Istanbul Talks

Trita Parsi | Posted 06.15.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

So far the Iran talks are going as well as they can. Both sides engaged sincerely, both agreed to a second meeting within five weeks, and both agreed on a framework for continued talks -- the non-proliferation treaty with all its rights and obligations.

Nico Pitney

Will Iran Nuclear Talks Reach A Compromise This Time? | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

Diplomats from Iran and six global powers will gather this weekend in Turkey to determine whether a compromise on Iran's nuclear program can be reache...

On Eve of Nuclear Talks, HuffPost Talks Iran And What To Expect

The Huffington Post | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

The stakes are high as Iranian officials prepare to meet with six world powers in Turkey this weekend. After a 15-month hiatus, these talks about t...

How Hawks on the Hill Plan to Kill Talks With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

After this weekend, there will likely be a redoubled Congressional effort to press forward with a stalled AIPAC and Netanyahu-endorsed push to redefine the diplomatic endgame with Iran in such a way as to rule out any plausible, inspections-based solution.

Iran, World Powers Set To Start Crucial Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, April 13 (Reuters) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator arrived in Istanbul on Friday for his first talks with the world powers in more than...

WATCH: Iran Strike Would Have 'Devastating' Consequences

Posted 04.12.2012 | World

How would a military strike on Iran affect the country's human rights situation? A new message from 35 prominent Iranians, released in a new video by ...

Iran Vows 'New Initiatives' In Nuclear Talks

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

ISTANBUL — Iran's top nuclear negotiator says his country will offer new initiatives in weekend talks with world powers over Tehran's controvers...

Who Really Ought to Be Afraid of Iran?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Melody Moezzi

More than any foreign bombs or threats or sanctions, the Iranian people represent the greatest hope for Iran's future -- and not so incidentally, the greatest hope for American, Israeli and European interests.

A Contrarian Optimist Views the Upcoming Iran Nuclear Talks

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Is it possible that Obama could pleasantly surprise us in the upcoming talks with Iran over its nuclear program? Much of the media coverage would have you think otherwise.