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FAILED DEAL: Tensions Flare Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran failed on Friday to strike a deal aimed at allaying con...

Tensions Flare Over Iran's Nuke Program

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog pressed Iran on Friday to address suspicions about nuclear bomb r...

U.S. Believes Iran Not On Verge Of Nuclear Weapon

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The United States still believes that Iran is not on the verge of having a nuclear weapon and that Tehran has not made...

U.S. 'Hopeful' Israel Has No Imminent Iran Attack Plans | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

ASHKELON, Israel -- A series of public statements and private communications from the Israeli leadership in recent weeks set off renewed concerns in t...

Romney, Netanyahu, and George Washington's Warning

David Bromwich | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

What does it signify, for an American like Mitt Romney, unskilled in international politics and innocent of the complexities of the Middle East, to back the pressure now being exerted by Benjamin Netanyahu against the advice of the American president and against the advice of high-ranking intelligence and military officers in Israel? It means that Romney is not friend of Israel so much as he is a friend of Netanyahu. Or rather, for Romney, as for the billionaires he had in tow on his Israel trip, the personal is political. For them, Netanyahu is Israel.

China Moves Swiftly on New "City" Encompassing South China Sea, Gulf Crisis Simmers

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
William Bradley

A distracted America gives China a much freer hand as it seeks to establish dominance throughout the South China Sea. At least in theory. Bandwidth, or lack of the same on the part of the U.S., is China's ally in this situation.

Nuclear Program Poll Creates Big Embarrassment For Iran's Leaders

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

A television poll conducted by Iranian state television backfired on Wednesday when 63 percent of respondents said they wanted to abandon Iran's nucle...

A Call for War That Should Be Ignored

Ali Fatemi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Ali Fatemi

The war camp may not have the patience to let the Iranian regime collapse under its own weight. However, their call for a war should be ignored as a rush to war will be only counter-productive and it will strengthen the hands of extremists throughout the region.

Live Updates On The Nuclear Tug-Of-War With Iran

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

An international tug-of-war over Iran’s controversial nuclear program has pitted several world powers against the Islamic Republic, with little sign...

The Alarming Implications of Vice President Rahimi's Speech

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.27.2012 | World
Sheldon Filger

In the controversy over Iran's nuclear program, Israel's policy of claiming that an Iranian nuclear weapon represents an existential threat has prompt...

Iran Says It Has Detected 'Massive Cyber Attack' Against Its Nuclear Facilities

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - Iran has detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities, state television said on Thursday, aft...

Deep-Sixing the China Option

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Since talks with Iran over its nuclear development started up again in April, U.S. officials have repeatedly warned that Tehran will not be allowed to "play for time" in the negotiations. In fact, it is the Obama administration that is playing for time.

World Anxiously Watches Nuke Talks

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

By Justyna Pawlak and Yeganeh Torbati MOSCOW, June 18 (Reuters) - World powers began two days of talks with Iran on Monday to try to e...

How Iran Can Help Diplomacy Succeed

Reza Marashi | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Reza Marashi

With an uncertain U.S. presidential election looming, this may be Tehran's last best chance to do its part in untangling the mutual demonization driving the conflict. Iran must make up its mind. Its decision on whether to engage the U.S. directly in Moscow will be telling.

Storm Clouds Over Moscow Nights

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Given the Iranians' single-minded investment in enrichment and in whipping up Iranian public support for it as a "legitimate national right," no one envisions a scenario in which they would surrender it.

Iran: The Solution Is There But the Trust Is Not

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The level of distrust between the United States and Iran is so high that it obscures what would seem to be a reasonable way of working things out on the nuclear issue.

Negotiations With Iran Will Require Compromise

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As negotiations aimed at controlling Iran's nuclear program continue, two things are crystal clear. First, our national security and intelligence leadership believes a negotiated solution is our best path to resolving the issue. Second, Americans strongly favor a negotiated solution and oppose another Middle East war.

U.N: Nuclear Talks 'Dissapointing'

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it made no progress in talks with Iran on Friday to seal a d...

Iran, Nuclear Watchdog Gear Up For New Round Of Nuke Talks

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) - Iran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog began a new round of talks on Friday in an at...

The Iranian Nuclear Program: A Consistent Lack of Evidence

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

Despite the long line of reports and officials stating that there is "no evidence" of a nuclear weapons program, concerns persist for one primary reason. We do not trust Iran.

Nuclear Iran: The Baghdad-Moscow Round of the Political Game

Amir Madani | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Amir Madani

All the players (Iran, the P5+1, and Israel) have for years been using the Iranian nuclear question for their own political purposes. Although most informed experts believe there is no imminent danger from the Iranian nuclear project, there is a dangerous, ongoing, global political game.

Iran Asks For Recognition Of Nuclear Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

DUBAI, June 5 (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has urged world powers to formally recognise its nuclear rights to bring about a "favo...

Human Rights: Lost in the Midst of Negotiations?

Fariba Amini | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Fariba Amini

Is the nuclear program more important in Islamic Republic's quest for status and power than overcoming the economic malaise, the terrible pollution gripping its capital and the growing suffocation of civil liberties?

Iran's Nuclear Program: Challenging Conventional Options

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

When dealing with Iran, it is critically important to factor in that the tougher our rhetoric gets, the deeper they will dig their heels in. We must exhaust all options before we turn to military action.

Iran Nuclear Talks To Continue In June

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

By Andrew Quinn and Justyna Pawlak BAGHDAD, May 25 (Reuters) - Iran and world powers agreed to meet again next month to try to ease th...