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Iran Sanctions

Will Sanctions Relief Make A Difference In The Lives Of Ordinary Iranians?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.06.2017 | World

In Iran, advocates of the nuclear deal have staked their reputations on sanctions relief making life easier for the Iranian people. Iranian President ...

Nuclear Iran: How and Why The JCPOA Will Work

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Paul Heroux

Even before the negotiations started, President Obama's detractors were saying that his efforts to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program would fail. Now that we have an actual plan to review, we can weigh the merits of that plan. I have read the plan and it is my opinion that the plan is a good plan that will work.

Obama Bravely Ignores the Warmongers with Iran Deal -- Surely, His Finest Moment

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Most Americans struggle to recognize or understand their country's permanent security state, in which elected politicians seem to run the show, but the CIA and the Pentagon often take the lead -- a state that inherently gravitates toward military, rather than diplomatic, solutions to foreign-policy challenges. Viewed through the lens of history, the main job of U.S. presidents is to be mature and wise enough to stand up to the permanent war machine.

Why You Should Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cody Cain | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

While entering into this nuclear deal with Iran is far from perfect, it nevertheless offers a potential for optimism. First of all, it would delay Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 to 15 years, and this alone is a significant benefit.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Test of True Leadership

Reza Bavar | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Reza Bavar

President Obama has opened the door to dialogue with two nations -- Cuba and Iran -- that Americans have long considered to be enemies. He did this despite the resistance of powerful counter-forces and for that he should be applauded.

Jessica Schulberg

Lindsey Graham's Alternative To The Iran Deal Is A Deal He Used To Oppose

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the nuclear accord reached between Iran, the U.S. and five world powers is simply ...

Could Obama Have Gotten More From Iran With Additional, Crippling Sanctions?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Critics of the nuclear deal that major world powers struck with Iran this week have largely based their case on a counterfactual. Had P...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Iran Has Capitulated To The U.S. In This 'Vienna Submission'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

As soon as the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was inked, The WorldPost asked the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Abolha...

The Iran Deal and the Prague Agenda

Norman Eisen | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Norman Eisen

President Obama is pursuing a deal out of principle. It is that ambition that has driven the President's formulation and consistent pursuit of each of the four elements of the Prague Agenda. Of course, as the President himself has repeatedly emphasized, the deal must be a good one.

What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

A deal to roll back and constrain Iran's nuclear program may come this week. Here is what you need to know about this historic agreement and its global implications.

The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

Chandran Nair | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- My Iranian friend who has family in the U.S. told me, "you can drive the length and breadth of the U.S., but you will not find a single place with anything like the culture you will find just here at Imam Square. Why do they think we will bow to them?" U.S. and European negotiators will do well to remember these words of a young businessman and not those of a religious fanatic. They should stroll through the bazaars of Isfahan and Shiraz if they have any second thoughts about inking the agreement with the Iranians.

A Guide to the Iran Nuclear Talks

theSkimm | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
theSkimm

Iran and the international community have been having a lot of working lunches lately, and it all has to do with reaching a nuclear deal.

Jessica Schulberg

State Department Slams Last-Minute Push To Sabotage Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate’s two leading Iran hawks are pushing for legislation that would extend sanctions against Iran for 10 years, despite repeate...

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...

Behind Khamenei's Recent Red Lines for a Nuclear Deal

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Shahir ShahidSaless

A resolution to the nuclear crisis may lead to normalization of relations between Iran and the U.S. It is true that Iran seeks better relations with America to reduce threats to its survival, but the leadership harbors strong reservations about normal relations.

Jessica Schulberg

Samantha Power Promises Snap-back Sanctions On Iran Will Not Be Blocked By Russia Or China

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual break from the Obama administration’s de facto policy of not discussing details of the emerging nuclear agreement with I...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

Reviving the Iran-North Korea Axis

John Feffer | Posted 06.08.2016 | 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.

Jessica Schulberg

Senators Push Iran Sanctions Extension Ahead Of Nuclear Deal Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a month before the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) filed an ame...

The Phony Criticism Over Iran Sanctions 'Snapback'

Ala Hashemi-Haeri | Posted 06.05.2016 | World
Ala Hashemi-Haeri

Rubin criticizes the not-yet-finalized agreement by questioning why Iran is allowed to participate in the dispute resolution panel at all. However, it would be unthinkable to judge any trial as fair if the accused is not allowed a voice to defend themselves.

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

James Dorsey | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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.

The Proposed Iran Nuclear Weapons Law: Fair to Congress and the President

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

Congress is right to insist upon a role in the process, but it would have been wrong to tie the President's hands as he attempts to negotiate with the Iranian government. On the other side, the President should recognize that his position will be strengthened.

Jessica Schulberg

Iran Nuclear Bill Faces Next Big Hurdle

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A delicately assembled bill to give Congress oversight of the Iran nuclear deal is set for renewed scrutiny as it heads to the Senate fl...

Leveraging Sanctions with Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Absent a credible military threat, there is no reason to believe that Iran will come clean regarding its nuclear program if Washington surrenders its remaining leverage. Nor is it reasonable to hang one's hat on the belief that Iran will moderate its behavior if both its diplomatic and financial isolation is ended.

Congress' Charade With the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Obama's acquiescence to Congress' charade of relevancy reminds me of the Roman Empire, where emperors continued to pay due respect to the Senate, long emasculated from its glory days during the Roman Republic, but where everyone knew who was really running things.