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Senators Must Not Let John Brennan Dodge Serious Legal Questions

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Senator Rand Paul is not the only one with serious questions about the nomination of John Brennan for CIA Director! Many people are rightly concerned ...

On the Failure of the Iranian Sanctions

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Steve H. Hanke

While the collective punishment delivered by the sanctions has been devastating, it has ultimately failed to deter the Iranian regime from developing nuclear capacity. Instead, it has generated a great deal of resentment.

Why I Won't See Argo

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Melody Moezzi

I've heard great things about Argo -- that it's a gripping, well-acted and well-directed, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Still, as a proud and patriotic Iranian-American, I can't bring myself to see it.

U.S. Think Tank: Iran Nuke Unlikely To Start Mideast Arms Race

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Fears that an Iranian nuclear weapon might trigger an atomic arms race across the Middle ...

We're Not... But We Could Be

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Supreme Leader said Saturday that his country was not seeking nuclear weapons, but that if Tehran intended to build them, the U...

Is Iran Using China To Smuggle Nuclear Material?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

Iran tried to smuggle thousands of specialized magnets through China for its centrifuges, in an effort to speed its path to reaching nuclear weapons c...

John Kerry Warns Iran About Nuclear Program

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Iran to come to upcoming nuclear talks prepared to talk seriously with world powers about ...

Tehran 'Optimistic' About Direct Talks With U.S.

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

BERLIN, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday he saw U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden's offer this weekend of bilat...

Iranian Official Says Country Open To U.S. Offer Of Direct Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Adrian Croft and Alexandra Hudson | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

By Adrian Croft and Alexandra Hudson MUNICH, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear progr...

Zero Tolerance for Nuclear Weapons

William Hartung | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

The big lie of the hearings was the suggestion by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and others that Sen. Hagel and Global Zero support "unilateral disarmament."

Why Is Tehran Procrastinating?

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

Mindful of the short and closing window of opportunity for an intermediate agreement on the nuclear issue -- before the Iranian New Year in March and the Iranian elections in June -- time has not been used effectively since Obama's reelection in November. And Tehran is not helping.

Iranians Worried By Their Nuclear Power Plant, Too

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - For the Iranian government, the Bushehr nuclear power plant is proof to a world worried a...

Netanyahu's Coalition Loss May Usher in an "Israeli Spring"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud/Beitenu right wing slate limped across the Israeli electoral finish line, leaving a trail of lost Knesset seats in its wake and the loss of incalculable political fortune. It will surely represent a personal rebuke and a vote of popular no confidence in Netanyahu's leadership.

A Letter to Our Leaders on Iran's Nuclear Program

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

According to international regulations and treaty obligations, Iran has a right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. This right must actually be explicitly recognized, which means Iran would be able to enrich uranium up to 5 percent.

About That Whole Iran Thing...

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in o...

Nuclear Disarmament Key to Iran Diplomacy

Ahmad Sadri | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Ahmad Sadri

Obama's return to the discourse of nuclear disarmament earned him a Nobel Peace Prize. Earlier that year the recently elected Presiden went to Prague and sounded a clarion call for a ban on all nuclear testing. Four years has passed and the Prague promise seems to have been forgotten.

Beltway fantasies About China, Iran and Israel

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Obama should go back to the 2003 proposal and combine it with the 2002 Saudi proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Not because Iran, an official enemy, or Saudi Arabia, a very problematic friend, are led by nice leaders but because the ideas to move forward toward peace and security for all already exist.

UN Nuke Agency Claims Progress In Iran Probe

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

VIENNA — A senior U.N. official announced progress Friday in long-stalled efforts to resume a probe of suspicions that Iran may have worked to d...

Security Forces Attack Azeri Fans in Tehran Stadium

James Dorsey | Posted 02.08.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Iranian security forces attacked supporters of Traktor Sazi FC, the foremost soccer club in Tabriz, the capital of Iran's Turkic East Azerbaijan provi...

Defense Needs Big Cuts, but Missile Defense Isn't the Place

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While the Pentagon budget is long overdue for much-needed spending cuts, policy-makers looking for places to trim would be short-sighted if they don't recognize the need for an effective missile defense.

Three-Dimensional Billiards

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Frank A. Weil

Yes, the Middle East remains the cradle of the modern world -- with or without oil and nukes. But with oil and nukes in the picture the rest of the world inevitably gets drawn into tribal and religious issues, as if it were an integral part of the past and present.

Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall

Pepe Escobar | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Pepe Escobar

Will Obama 2.0 finally admit that Washington doesn't need regime change in Tehran to improve its relationship with that country?

An Agenda for Global Leadership

Nancy E. Soderberg | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Nancy E. Soderberg

Despite this dramatic increase in their use, the administration has yet to clarify publicly the criteria for targeted killing and the mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with international law and the protection of civilians.

Sanctions Dash Ahmadinejad's Hope to Boost His Image Through Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hopes to spruce up his image through soccer boosted by last month's defeat of South Korea in a 2014 World Cup ...

Iran's Nuclear Stockpile Grows But Not Yet In 'Danger Zone'

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - An increase in Iran's higher-grade uranium stockpile is worrying but may arise from a bott...