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Iran Nuclear Weapons

A 4th of July Sidebar Discussion in Vienna

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 07.04.2015 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna, at some point, he might want to make a reference to an event that just took place at the State Department in Washington on July 1 -- the announcement of the 2015 World Food Prize laureate.

World Leaders Nearing The Finish Line On Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics

* Kerry, Zarif see progress, but tough issues remain * Talks set to run until July 7, but could go longer * China and Ru...

The Iran Deal and Unicorns

Susan Shaer | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Susan Shaer

As negotiations to achieve a lasting nuclear agreement between Iran and six international powers (known as the P5+1) continue for another week, it is worth remembering what the options are. Spoiler alert: There is no better deal.

Why Khamenei's Red Lines Aren't Only About the Nuke Talks

Akbar Ganji | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

The June 30 deadline for the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -- to reach a comprehensive agreement has once again been extended. Both the supporters and opponents of the agreement in Iran and the United States have intensified their efforts. But a speech on June 23 by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has attracted wide international attention.

What Netanyahu Really Thinks About Military Action Against Iran

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

Michael Oren, is on a crusade to discredit President Obama and derail a possible nuclear deal with Iran -- and his new memoir contains interesting information about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's real thoughts on how to stop the Iranians getting a nuclear weapon.

Kerry's Fateful Rendez-Vous With His 'Munich Moment'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Kerry must not succumb to the negotiator's eleventh hour temptation to "cut the difference" or conceal what must be clear, simple, straightforward Iranian commitments.

What Happens Next If The Iran Nuclear Talks Fall Apart

Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn dis...

Paul Blumenthal

Marco Rubio's Dark Money Group Enters 2016 Race With Ad Slamming Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The “dark money” nonprofit group supporting Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) presidential campaign on Thursday launched an issue advert...

Eight Arguments Against an Iran Nuclear Deal -- and Why They Are Wrong

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

As the end of negotiations on Iran's nuclear program draws near, we can expect the campaign against an agreement to intensify. In that debate, many questionable statements, assumptions and propositions have been thrown around.

Iran Nuclear Deal May Be Nearing Goal Line

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

(Repeats story with no change to text) By Louis Charbonneau, Parisa Hafezi and John Irish NEW YORK/ANKARA/PARIS, June 1...

The Case for a Good Deal With Iran

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Christina M. Martínez

If a deal is announced on June 30, America must remember whose hands we are shaking. These are the hands of a regime that holds an American journalist in deplorable conditions with no due process.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

U.S. Needs to Engage North Korea Now over Nuclear Threat

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is dangerous and incredibly challenging, but we aren't bound to make any progress toward peace if we can't overcome our decades-long fixation with one country and our reluctance to directly engage with another that truly represents the larger nuclear threat.

Reviving the Iran-North Korea Axis

John Feffer | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
John Feffer

Because much of the cooperation between Iran and North Korea is shrouded in mystery, their relationship is ripe for exploitation, particularly by those who are eager to find a hammer to destroy the impending nuclear agreement with Iran. But if this is the only implement that critics can find to inflict damage, they're scraping the bottom of their toolbox of destruction.

Iran's Writing on the Wall: Ethnic Minorities and Others Assert Themselves

James Dorsey | Posted 06.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Recent months have witnessed a series of unrelated, nationwide protests in Iran by teachers demanding salary hikes as well as ethnic groups decrying government abuse and calling for greater rights.

Obama Defends Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: 'A Military Solution Will Not Fix It'

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S President Barack Obama reached out to a skeptical Israeli public in an interview aired Monday saying that only an agreement, no...

Nuclear Disarmament: The Most Important "But" of the Obama Presidency

Vincent Intondi | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

For many progressives, the Obama presidency has become a battle of trying to figure out how to celebrate historic achievements while at the same time dealing with disappointment.

Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Threats Are Bluster

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Jonathan Marshall

The United States should begin exploring a more productive strategy for reassuring both Saudi Arabia and Iran without making concessions to either one.

Much More Is Needed From Iran Hawks To Oppose A Nuclear Deal

Ryan Costello | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

Senate hawks like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk do not like diplomacy with Iran. Graham has repeatedly threatened war with Iran, whereas Kirk prefers to starve the Iranian people. Yet, given that most Americans do not want another military adventure in the Middle East, the hawks are pivoting.

Tell the Rich Persian Gulf States to 'Go Fish'

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of negotiating with Iran, Israel and the Gulf States would have preferred the US to have conducted air strikes on that country, even if those strikes would have only temporarily set back Iran's nuclear program. The real interest in these regional rivals is to weaken Iran in any way possible.

Jessica Schulberg

House Approves Iran Bill, Obama Likely To Sign Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill designed to give Congress authority to weigh in on a nuclear deal with Iran passed easily in the House on Thursday, by a vote of ...

The Summer of War or Peace With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Jamal Abdi

This summer, the US Senate will choose between war and peace with Iran. If the right decision is made, Obama's pending nuclear deal with Iran will be sustained and both a war and an Iranian nuclear bomb will be avoided. If the wrong vote is cast, diplomacy will collapse.

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill intended to give Congress a say in the emerging nuclear deal between Iran, th...

Why Tehran Fears the Iraqization of Iran on Nuclear Inspections

Akbar Ganji | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Ayatollah Khamenei has said repeatedly that Libya gave up its nuclear program, helped the United States in its confrontation with terrorism, and yet it was attacked by NATO and the United States.

Ryan Grim

Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Negotiations: This Deal Makes War A Certainty

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Tuesday that if the nuclear deal with Iran being negotiated by the U.S. and five other countries is appr...