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No, Shmuley Boteach, It's Not Alright for Bibi to Offend Obama

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Yes Mr. Boteach, Bibi should concern himself with offending Obama, because American public opinion isn't guaranteed forever. A less overt and obnoxious approach than siding with a rival political party when presenting Israel's security objectives would be good for everyone.

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Joe Cirincione | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Speaker Boehner is now using the policy debate on Iran as a crass political attack on the constitutional authority of the president of the United States. In the process, he does great damage to our national institutions, our efforts to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the U.S.-Israeli alliance.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Muslim American Taxpayer Reaction to SOTU 2015

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The last two years of "lame duck" actually present an opportunity for executive leadership to truly drive policy change without fear of re-election politics. If caveats are included, here is where Obama may truly leverage his power as someone who has freedom to really pursue an agenda without worrying about spending political capital

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Continue Pushing For Iran Legislation, Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than twelve hours after President Barack Obama directly warned lawmakers against nudging their way into talks over Iran’s nuclea...

Despite White House Warnings, Congress Will Push Ahead With Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers will press ahead with a plan for more san...

Asian Cup Politics: More Than Just a Game

James Dorsey | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Kuwait may have scored the first goal against Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup but when the match ended 4:1 in favor of the Australian hosts the message was not simply a defeat on the pitch. It highlighted the importance/impact of Middle Eastern politics on the region's game.

Corker Has Vital Role in Supporting Talks with Iran

Gayle S. Rose | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Gayle S. Rose

This goal -- to avoid war with Iran and find a way to peace in the Middle East -- is shared by the majority of U.S. citizens and millions of people around the world. The danger now is that political actors in Iran or in the United States might derail these talks.

Ali Watkins

Congress Must Have Voice In Iran Talks, New Foreign Relations Chairman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the newly minted Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, Bob Corker, settles in, dealing with congressional tensions over Iran is h...

Ali Watkins

Republicans Return To Washington With Iran Talks In Their Crosshairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key O...

Iran, U.S. Reportedly Closer To Nuclear Deal

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

VIENNA (AP) — Iran and the U.S. have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran's ability to make nuclear arms by comm...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Washington Post Journalist Jailed In Iran Gains Attention As Nuclear Talks Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed ...

America and Iran's Taba Moment

Stanley Weiss | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

When two sides take political risks and strain to reach agreement, only to see negotiations fall apart, they don't go back to where they were before - they go back to a much angrier version of where they were before. It is a vital lesson to keep in mind this week as representatives from Iran and America meet.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

God and Gas in Iran

Alexis Crow | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Alexis Crow

Much to the West's chagrin, Iran continues to find a market for its crude, and while sanctions on the oil and banking sectors may have a temporarily crippling effect, Iran's bounty of natural gas may mean its people laugh all the way to the bank. The country's gas reserves are second only to Russia.

Failed Nuclear Talks Are Not Iran's Fault

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Iran made major concessions. It was excessive demands by the U.S. and its allies that prevented the comprehensive agreement from materializing.

Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Defiant Speech After Nuclear Talk Extension

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criti...

The Four Musketeers: Khamenei, Netanyahu, Putin and Erdogan

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy
Alon Ben-Meir

As it happened, Ali Khamenei, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were all walking in one of the UN's corridors.

SOURCES: Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their ...

U.S. And West Shy From Strict Nuclear Bomb Policy For Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

* IAEA probe into suspected Iranian bomb research stalled * West says Tehran must step up cooperation with U.N. agency *...

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Delphine O | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Delphine O

By displaying a modicum of cultural awareness, Obama's letter to Khamenei spoke to the Iranians in a language they can understand. After all, what is diplomacy, if not exactly that?