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Is Trouble Brewing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

While the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the NPT have focused primarily on non-proliferation, a series of new disarmament initiatives has reinvigorated the debate and mobilized non-nuclear weapon states and civil society groups to bring the longtime vision of a world free of nuclear weapons into reality.

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered a prelude to today's announcement of Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, thus beginning our long national nightmare of breathless fluctuations in swing state polls, manufactured scandals, and faux outrage over faux stories. But it doesn't have to be that way; when the media serves up an unending stream of nothing-burgers (extra Benghazi on that?), we can demand more substantive fare. Like the fact that the 2016 race could be shaping up as a referendum on another war, this one with a country twice as big as Iraq, or that this week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee continued deal-making on legislation that could scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. There are plenty of real scandals to debate -- the declining middle class, our broken justice system, income inequality, the list goes on. So when the fake ones are served up, what we need is a political version of Amazon's Dash Button -- a Who Cares Button. Watch for it as part of HuffPost's 2016 coverage!

Poll: Americans Don't Want Congress To Crush Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans mostly approve of the outline of the Iran nuclear deal and don't want Congress to block it, according to a poll released Frida...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Senate Record On Iran Could Haunt Him In GOP Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first few days as a presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dismissed criticism about comments he made in 2007 downplaying...

Iran Accuses Nuclear Powers Of Failing To Eliminate Weapons

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.08.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran accused the five nuclear powers Wednesday of failing to take concrete action to eliminate their stockpiles and called for...

Janie Velencia

Americans Want A Deal With Iran But Don't Think They'll Like It

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Iran had reached a framework for a historic nuclear agreement. Standing in the White Hou...

Radical Differences: Obama and Iran vs Bush and Iraq

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

There are many similarities between the concerns in Iraq in 2003 and Iran in 2015. Fear of both countries pursuing a nuclear weapons program were and have been omnipresent, respectively.

Ali Watkins

Someone's Got To Pay For The Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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-...

Obama's Next Step On Iran Deal: Selling It

POLITICO | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

It’s either this or war. That’s the argument the White House is preparing to make to convince members of Congress, Americans and foreign allies t...

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...

The Ancient Battle That Is Bogging Down The Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia -- a...

Report: Iran And World Powers To Extend Nuke Talks In New Phase

AP | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline an...

Iran Nuclear Talks Expected To Wrap Up With Mixed Results, Officials Say

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a...

Officials Say Iran Nuke Talks Solving Some Issues, Not Others

AP | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must ...

U.S.: Time For Iran To Make Decisions In Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

* Sides inching closer but issues remain * End-March deadline for preliminary deal * Full deal would follow by end of Ju...

Report: Iran May Run Centrifuges At Fortified Bunker In Nuclear Deal Proposal

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bun...

Nuke Talks Break Off

AP | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday to allow members of the Iranian deleg...

Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton Doesn't Give A Sh** About Iran Talks Protocol. But A Lot Of Others Do.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An open letter from Senate Republicans to Iranian leadership, released Monday, ended up sparking scorn about its ultimate value and flak...

Iran's FM: Nuclear Deal Could Be Close

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

(Adds U.N. envoy's opinion piece in the New York Times) WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. televis...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Rebel Against Mitch McConnell Over Iran Nuclear Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) infuriated Democrats on Tuesday by announcing he would bypass regular order and expedite ...

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

Syria and Iraq: In Search of a Strategy

Amir Madani | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Amir Madani

Military force alone has never eliminated ideological terror groups. With respect to Daesh and its ilk, it is more reasonable to consider force as a tactic to degrade them, contain them; while to ultimately destroy them it will take a strategy to invalidate them ideologically and culturally.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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.

Iran and Israel - International Pawns

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.23.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

The leaders of Israel and Iran have tense relations and they are likely to be exacerbated in the wake of a move by House Speaker John Boehner. He invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington and address a Joint Session of Congress on February the 11th.