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Iran Nuclear Program

Does AIPAC Want War? Lieberman "Capability" Red Line May Tip AIPAC's Hand

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Sponsors of the Lieberman resolution deny that it is an "authorization for military force," and in a legal, technical sense, they are absolutely correct: it is not a legal authorization for military force. But it is an attempt to enact a political authorization for military force.

Michael Calderone

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Military strikes expected! Weapons inspectors called in! A murky al Qaeda connection! And Cheney says time's up for Ira... Wait. Haven'...

Iran Offers To Talk

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Iran, facing severe sanctions to bar it from exporting oil, has told world powers it wants...

The Imperial Way

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

Why exactly is Iran regarded as such a colossal threat? The question is rarely discussed, but it is not hard to find a serious answer -- though not, as usual, in the fevered pronouncements.

David Wood

War-Hardened U.S. Military Cautious About War With Iran | David Wood | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The threat of punishing U.S. military strikes underlies Washington's campaign to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program. But there is no e...

Instability in Iran and Syria: A Tipping Point for Israel's Security?

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

A different, more democratic Iran and Syria may mean a world of difference for Israel, and one that is likely to be more favorable than the current climate.

If This Is What Hate Can Do to Our Logic, Imagine What Love Could Do

Lilac Sigan | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Lilac Sigan

When you say things that legitimize acts of terror executed by America's sworn enemy -- whose side are you really on?

Keeping Iran From Saying Yes | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

Imagine that you are a senior adviser to the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and have decided that sanctions and other pressures on Iran...

Time for Congress to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Our intent is to eliminate Iran's nuclear threat to our country and our allies. A Congressional resolution would also give the president the public support he needs and deserves in confronting Iran with the only language it appears to understand -- force.

Can Joe Lieberman Block Diplomacy With Iran That Would Prevent War?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

If the reports are accurate, then what Lieberman and Graham seek to do is block the president from pursuing a goal that knowledgeable American and European officials say is the "most attainable outcome."

Iran Feels Sanctions Pinch

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

By Niluksi Koswanage and Cho Mee-young KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Malaysia has halted palm oil exports to Iran because of payment...

Obama Tightens Sanctions On Iran

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama tightened sanctions on Iran another notch, the White House said on Monday, targeting its centra...

Is Iran's Nuclear Program Slowly Boiling Us?

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

While the West could be all wrong about Iran's intentions, the evidence uncovered by the IAEA does not suggest this to be the case.

Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Stop for a moment the next time you hear of American or Israeli plans for the further destabilization of Iran and think: what would we do if the Iranians were planning something similar for us?

Why 'Never Again' Is a Litmus Test for Iran

Laura Kam | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Laura Kam

Accepting the dire lessons of the Holocaust has rightly become a litmus test of human decency. A country such as Iran which refuses to even recognize that there are any lessons to be learnt must never be permitted nuclear weapons.

After Iraq Success, Neocons Push Iran War

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It makes no sense. And yet, due to the pressure of the pro-war lobby, it is diplomacy that is barely on the table, while war, always the direst option, is front and center.

Iran: The Road to War?

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Michael Brenner

The drums are sounding for war on Iran. The leading Republican presidential candidates pledge military action as soon as they cross the threshold of the White House. The Obama administration sharpens its rhetoric in accompaniment to imposing coercive sanctions. It strong arms its allies to stand with it in confrontation. Israel uses all of its formidable levers of influence to push the United States into war mode. All shades of the media work overtime to stoke fears in a manner reminiscent of the build-up to the Iraq invasion. Amidst all this noise and fury the one thing missing is a sober assessment of the problem and what are suitable approaches to addressing it. This unfortunately has become habitual in American foreign policy.

What Happens to the Characters of A Separation After Iran Sanctions?

Maryam Zar | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Maryam Zar

Indulge for a moment, in a little imagination: It is January 2013 and the Western hemisphere's embargo on Iranian oil has begun to have an impact on the nation's economy.

Lobby Has Obama's Back to Wall on Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The nuclear-free option is worth pursuing, as is every possible alternative to war. President Obama should start the process by reaching out to Iran quietly, with the single goal of avoiding war, reducing tensions, and ending the threats and counter-threats.

U.S. Navy Rescues Iranian Fishermen, Again

Posted 01.19.2012 | World

For the third time this month, the U.S. Navy has come to the aid of Iranian fishermen. On Wednesday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey came th...

Looking at Israel's Nuclear History as US Sabers Rattle

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

It is curious that the most powerful man in the world representing the most powerful military in the world who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize defending "just" wars has "no say" over $4 billion annual military aid to Israel.

Russia: Iran Attack Would Trigger Chain Reaction

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday that an attack on Iran would cause a catastrophe and said U...

Closure of Hormuz Strait: An Actual Threat or Diplomacy?

Sara Vakhshouri | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Sara Vakhshouri

Since there is no ongoing dialogue between the US and Iran, the threat to close the Straight of Hormuz should be seen as an act of subtle diplomacy in the absence of ambassadors and embassies.

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Those Behind Scientist Murder

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that those behind the killing of a nuclear scientist in Teh...

Joshua Hersh

After Iranian Nuclear Scientist's Death, Israel Is Silent -- With A Hint Of Satisfaction | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- The death of yet another scientist working on Iran's burgeoning nuclear program Wednesday has started to make such killings look l...