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Ali Watkins

Someone's Got To Pay For The Iran Deal | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Washington and its negotiating partners celebrate a historic step toward dismantling Iran's nuclear program, a lesser-known and cash-...

Is the U.S. Shifting Partners in the Middle East From Saudi Arabia to Iran?

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- The only realistic option to prevent a nuclear arms race in the region is international supervision -- as far-reaching and as comprehensive as possible. But this goal, even if achieved, would satisfy neither Israel nor Saudi Arabia, both of which fear that any agreement would support Iran in its effort to establish its regional dominance. So the end result could be a de facto change of regional strategic partners by the U.S. -- a development that in fact is already becoming apparent in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Why Iran Might Want To Enrich Uranium, Even If They Don't Want a Bomb

Chris Lawrence | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Lawrence

Our back-of-the-envelope reasoning typically proceeds as follows: Iran can buy reactor fuel on the international market for cheaper than what it costs to enrich it. Thus, the only reason for Iran to enrich is to produce fuel for a bomb.

Bipartisan Group of Over 50 Senior Military and Diplomatic Leaders Endorse Iran Deal Framework

Joe Cirincione | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Today the Iran Project released a statement signed by a bipartisan group of over 50 retired military officials, U.S. foreign policy leaders, ambassadors, and leading national security experts, applauding the announcement of the framework agreement reached by the P5+1 and Iran.

The Real 'Iran Prize': The Next Great Emerging Market

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

The expected removal of Western sanctions, particularly the targeted measures against Iran's oil and financial sector, could pave the way for a huge and much-needed inflow of foreign investors and recovery of Iran's oil sector and heavily-battered currency.

Jason Linkins

Yet Another Hopeless Plea For Some Fresh Perspective On Sunday Morning | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

As more and more Americans continue to follow my example and find something better to do on Sunday mornings than slog through the network television c...

Military Action Against Iran Still Possible, Says Israeli Official

AP | ALON BERNSTEIN | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli government minister on Monday warned that taking military action against Iran's nuclear program is still an option...

Republican Hopefuls for 2016 Hate the Iran Deal

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Leaving aside whether you agree or disagree with any of this criticism (I think the Republican critiques thus far have been vague so far), the administration must realize that there is a very intense sentiment swirling around that Washington not only got swindled, but swindled in a way that will add more tension to its foreign relations.

Five Issues That Need to Be Resolved for the Iran Nuclear Deal to Succeed

Richard N. Haass | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Richard N. Haass

NEW YORK -- The agreement constitutes an important political and diplomatic milestone, and it contains more detail and is broader in scope than many anticipated. But, for all that, the text leaves unanswered at least as many questions as it resolves. In reality, major issues have yet to be settled. It is closer to the truth to say the real debate about the Iran nuclear accord is just beginning.

Obama's Nuclear Agreement with Iran Is a Good One, But Issues Remain

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Obama is right that negotiation is the only game in town. Even the Israelis and hawkish Republicans have quit pushing non-viable military options as much, but offer no credible alternative to what Obama has been doing.

Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal May Sideline Hard-Liners

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iran's nuclear negotiators returned home with the framework of a deal with world powers, joyous revelers joked that "still, t...

Iranian Arab Soccer Pitch Emerges as Flashpoint in Saudi-Iranian Proxy War

James Dorsey | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A soccer pitch in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, home to Iran's Arab minority, has emerged as a flashpoint of anti-government protest at a time of rising Arab-Iranian tensions over the status of Shiite Muslim minorities in the Arab world and the crisis in Yemen.

Amanda Terkel

Dianne Feinstein: Iran Deal Does Not Threaten Israel's Survival | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that the new nuclear accord with Iran will not threaten the survival of Israel, criticizing...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: This Is 'A One-Sided Agreement' Against Iran

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, came to power in 1980 following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini. H...

Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Is a Victory for American National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Joe Cirincione

This deal will verifiably prevent Iran from building a bomb for at least 15 years. No American troops will be killed, and it won't cost us a dime. What's not to like?

Billions Up For Grabs If Nuclear Deal Opens Iran Economy

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business

* Biggest economy to rejoin global system in decades * Complex sanctions will take years to dismantle * But easing of ba...

Iranians Celebrate In Streets After Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 3 (Reuters) - Iranians celebrated in the streets after negotia...

Is Iran A Totalitarian State?

The Atlantic | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

The answer has consequences for U.S. strategy in nuclear talks with Tehran....

Decisive Storm Has Deeply Impacted Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is necessary for the decision to intervene militarily with a ground operation in Yemen to be coupled with a plan with a political tack and a development tack with clear features and objectives for the sake of Yemen.

A Good Deal, a Long Time Coming

Scott Ritter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Scott Ritter

The deal recently concluded between Iran and the so-called "P-5 plus 1" nations is designed to prevent Iran from being able to rapidly acquire fissile material in quantities suitable for use in a nuclear weapon. As negotiated, it is a far cry from the kind of irresponsible capitulation critics of the negotiations charge.

Bibi: Iran Nuclear Deal 'Would Threaten The Survival Of Israel'

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he has voiced his "strong opposition" to the world's framework nuclear agreement with Iran to Presiden...

Kings of the Hill: Had My Mother Attended the Nuclear Negotiations

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMMED JAVAD ZARIF: The hour is late. Do we have a deal or not?

SYLVIA: What, all of a sudden you're in such a rush? You should never sign a nuclear program agreement on an empty stomach. Here, have some more brisket.

Israel's Espionage on US Negotiators casts a Shadow on Critical Alliance

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

As Israel reflects on increasing instability in the Middle East and political shoring up needed after Netanyahu's election victory, it must remember that the only country in the world that provides it with diplomatic cover in international forums remains the United States

Charlotte Alfred

Iran And World Powers Agree On Framework For Nuclear Deal | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers agreed to a framework for a final deal on Iran's controversial nuclear program, officials announced Thursday. The unders...

Iran, European Union Suggest Announcement On Nuclear Understanding Is Near

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran's nuclear programs, negotiators...