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Iran Policy

Same Old Policies: Obama on Iran Is Bush All Over Again

Jahandad Memarian | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Jahandad Memarian

Reading the book Dispensable Nation by Vali Nasr helps us assess President Obama's first-term approach to the challenges the U.S. has faced regarding its relationship with Iran, particularly in light of the country's nuclear program.

Iran's Presidential Election Will Surprise America's So-called Iran 'Experts'

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

This year's presidential campaign, like its predecessors, challenges Westerners' deep attachment to myths of the Islamic Republic's illegitimacy and fragility.

Fantasy Weapons, Real War: Washington's Iran Policy

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

By now, we're so used to such a world of headlines -- about Iran's threatening nuclear weapons and its urge to "wipe out" Israel -- that we simply don't see how strange it is.

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?

What the President Should Now Do About Iran

Roya Boroumand | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Roya Boroumand

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngBoth candidates showed determination to prevent a nuclear Iran, including by military action. Neither of them however, wondered publically whether the Iranian people, who have the most at stake in case of war, approve of Iran's leadership's policies?

White House: Still Time For Iran Diplomacy To Work

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday there is still enough time for diplomacy with Iran to work and prevent Tehran from ac...

Handicapping the Global Midterms: Winners and Losers

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Fortified by rounds of new polls, the election has become an endless handicapping session. This mania for handicapping remains electoral, but it could be applied to so many things, including the state of the world as seen from Washington.

U.S. Shifts Iran Policy, Embraces Opposition

Los Angeles Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After keeping a careful distance for the last year, the Obama administration has concluded that the Iranian opposition movement has staying power and ...

Sam Stein

NIAC And J Street, Progressive Foreign Policy Groups, Become Political Targets | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the usually wonky world of non-profit issue-advocacy organizations, a decidedly political campaign has been waged against foreign policy institutio...

Sam Stein

McCain Hits Obama On Iran Again, Joe Klein Tells Him "Be Quiet" (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain continued to rap President Barack Obama for his measured reaction to the crisis in Iran, which McCain said was inadequate in its supp...

Sam Stein

Jewish Groups Convene For Obama Transition Meeting | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High-ranking officials with Barack Obama's transition team met for roughly two-and-a-half hours with a wide range of Jewish groups that encompassed ne...