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Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran Deal is Best Way Forward

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

This is far from a perfect agreement, but it is a worthy agreement that represents the best way to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, and we would be wise not to walk away from it, especially since there is simply no better alternative arrangement out there.

Say No To Diplomacy!

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Clifford J. Tasner

Please don't ruin this great opportunity for those of us in the Merchant of Death community! If diplomacy is allowed to work, our government might want to try it somewhere else and another war won't be allowed to occur. Please don't let diplomacy squelch our dreams of another great big long-lasting war in the Middle East!

The Biggest Myths About Doing Business with Iran

Dick Simon | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Dick Simon

We think we know all about Iranians, having seen "Argo," "Homeland" and myriad other media consistently feeding us a narrative of "dangerous Iranians," but there is a lot that Americans and many in the West are unclear about.

Will the Other P5+1 Nations Join in Increased Sanctions If Congress Votes the Iranian Deal Down? Why Not Just Ask?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

The American people deserve to know in advance, what they can expect from a negative vote on the deal in Congress and, in turn, let their elected representatives know what they, the American people want. Are they willing to undertake a military undertaking if that is the only option?

Torah, World Politics and Iran

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How does our Jewish community make a decision on an issue that is crucial to our own future and the fate of the world around us -- like the decision that faces us now about making sure that Iran adheres to its own claim that it does not intend to produce nuclear weapons?

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President, Part II

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

One can argue whether President George W. Bush and President Barak Obama's policies are wrong or foolish, but you can't argue the fact that both men exhibited the characteristics of patience during times of crisis or confrontation. Can we say the same thing about Ted Cruz?

Why I Support the July 14 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Joel Judd | Posted 07.30.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

This is the standard I use to measure the Agreement: Does it better protect the United States and Israel than any available alternative?

The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Catastrophic

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

If this agreement is approved, we effectively lose any hope of stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy. A nuclear arms race will ensue in the Middle East. More monies will flow to provide funds, arms and training to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

SKIMM YOUR CANDIDATE: Former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Democrat

theSkimm | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
theSkimm

My greatest strength is my passionate commitment to helping people -- and I feel so strongly that I had a lot of opportunities and that there are people, particularly women, who are just as talented and hardworking, but who haven't had the same chances that I had.

The Iranian Nuclear Deal and U.S. National Security

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
David W. Kearn

It is also important to be clear about what the agreement does not do and was not intended to achieve to judge the diplomatic accomplishment squarely on its own merits. No arrangement, save for one imposed by one party upon another, is going to be viewed as perfect,

Nuclear Iran: How and Why The JCPOA Will Work

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

Even before the negotiations started, President Obama's detractors were saying that his efforts to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program would fail. Now that we have an actual plan to review, we can weigh the merits of that plan. I have read the plan and it is my opinion that the plan is a good plan that will work.

Behind Ayatollah Khamenei's Support for a Nuclear Deal He Previously Disavowed

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Shahir ShahidSaless

Just three weeks before the historic agreement between Iran and the group of six world powers, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued comprehensive red lines for a possible nuclear deal. The nuclear deal reached on July 14 in Vienna clearly violates the lines almost in their entirety.

60 of America's Top National Security Leaders Endorse Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

On Monday, 60 of America's brightest national security and military leaders, from both parties, released a powerful statement supporting the historic nuclear accord reached between the world powers and Iran last week.

Obama Bravely Ignores the Warmongers with Iran Deal -- Surely, His Finest Moment

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Most Americans struggle to recognize or understand their country's permanent security state, in which elected politicians seem to run the show, but the CIA and the Pentagon often take the lead -- a state that inherently gravitates toward military, rather than diplomatic, solutions to foreign-policy challenges. Viewed through the lens of history, the main job of U.S. presidents is to be mature and wise enough to stand up to the permanent war machine.

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Overkill

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

No one can claim that President Obama was not transparent in this masterful press conference. He answered every question, and even extended the press conference to answer more. It may take a sledgehammer to get the Republicans to take their fingers out of their ears.

Why You Should Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cody Cain | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

While entering into this nuclear deal with Iran is far from perfect, it nevertheless offers a potential for optimism. First of all, it would delay Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 to 15 years, and this alone is a significant benefit.

Why Iran's Nuclear Deal Is A Victory Against Hardliners And Terrorists

John A. Tures | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Let's say that the U.S. Congress rejects the deals. If so, we could see a hardliner comeback in Iran, a victory for the sponsors of terrorism, an increased likelihood of Israel bombing Iran, with a retaliation that drags America into a conflict that makes Iraq look like a skirmish.

The Agreement With Iran: How Solid?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Years ago when Japan was an economic powerhouse and Americans were negotiating with Japan, a certain confusion occurred. The Americans would feel they had an agreement only to find out there was no agreement.

Jessica Schulberg

AIPAC Drops Pretense Of Supporting Iran Deal, Urges Congress To Vote It Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued its first public direction to Congress to reject the nuclear agreement ...

How to Live With the Iran Nuclear Deal

Richard Haass | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Richard Haass

NEW YORK -- No one should confuse this outcome with a solution to the problem of Iran's nuclear ambitions or its contributions to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. On the contrary, depending on how it is implemented and enforced, the agreement could make matters worse.

Nuclear Agreement a Boost to Civil Society in Iran -- but Also to Proxy Wars in the Middle East

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna agreement is a turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also a big step for the geostrategic future of the region. From now on Iran will be a full partner in the big game in the Middle East and the world.

Americans Don't Trust Iran To Stick To A Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

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How The World Reacted To The Iran Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers reached a deal Tuesday to limit Tehran's nuclear capabilities, a result of almost two years of negotiations. In a comprehens...

Two Graphs Show the Nuclear State of the World

FindTheBest | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
FindTheBest

Nuclear disarmament has long been one of President Obama's top foreign policy priorities. In fact, in his first major speech on foreign policy in 2009, President Obama described his vision of a "world without nuclear weapons."

Iran, World Powers Agree To Historic Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred, Nick Robins-Early, Jade Walker | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran reached a historic deal with six world powers on Tuesday that promises to curb Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in exchange for economic ...