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Can Jungian Therapy Solve Our Problems with Iran?

Cyrus M. Copeland | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Cyrus M. Copeland

If we all have a shadow, Iran is America's. It represents everything we fear and have not yet reconciled within our own country.

Why 'Death To America' Isn't Going To Disappear Overnight (But in the Short Term It Doesn't Matter)

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

There's a real chance for change in relations here. We shouldn't let rhetoric put a nail in the coffin of trying to work a concrete deal come June -- and Congress shouldn't either.

Read The Full U.S. Text On Preliminary Nuclear Accord With Iran

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

April 2 (Reuters) - Following is the full text of a U.S. "fact sheet" released after Washington and other major powers reached a framework agreement...

U.S. Says Enough Progress Made In Iran Nuclear Talks To Extend To Wednesday

AP | 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...

Why Iran Won't Capitulate

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Part of the reason why opponents to a nuclear deal with Iran are so bewildered by President Barack Obama's diplomacy is because their belief that Iran can be forced to capitulate. They adhere to a George W. Bush administration-era argument: If the U.S. only were to ramp up pressure, it can dictate the terms of the deal instead of having to agree to a compromise. Nothing could be further from the truth. This argument is as reckless as it is disproven. In fact, the reason the Obama administration abandoned this path was because it realized that insisting on Iranian capitulation was more likely to lead to war than to victory.

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini's Release Is A ‘Top Priority' For President Obama

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

Supporters of the imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini have a renewed sense of hope after a private meeting with President Barack Obama reportedly told...

Khamenei: U.S. 'Cannot Be Trusted' In Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Teh...

Iran Denies Making Deal With U.S. To Ship Nuclear Material To Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

DUBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russ...

If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Today, President Barack Obama took bold action to put an end to this farce. Over half a century of a counterproductive sanctions and isolation policy is coming to an end. But Cuba is only one of many examples of domestic politics rendering American foreign policy dysfunctional.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

From The Blame Game To Half Confessions, Here's How Global Leaders Are Reacting To The CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee's intensely critical report on the CIA's torture program, a summary of which was released last Tuesda...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners -- Canada, th...

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Why This Is The Right Time To Cooperate With Iran

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

We do not need to become an "ally" of Iran, but we should recognize that we will need to provide military support to the Iraqi government in the time ahead and, indeed, our special forces are already on the ground there. Iran will do the same. We will therefore have U.S. security activities alongside those of Iran in the Iraqi national battlespace. We should at least discuss the situation, and at a minimum, de-conflict our activities, from special forces advisors to airstrikes.

Kerry Tries To Save Iran Nuclear Talks Days Before Deadline

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the...

A Few Thoughts on Possible US-Iran Collaboration in Iraq

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Reality is that Iran and the US need each other. And both of them need to recognize the other's ability to play a stabilizing role. Few things have been as destabilizing for the region than the US-Iran enmity.

Iran's President Contemplates Cooperation With U.S. On Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, June 14 (Reuters) - Iran could contemplate cooperating with its old adversary the United States...

Defusing Iran

Project Syndicate | Joschka Fischer | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

BERLIN – On February 18, crucial negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program began in Vienna between Iran and the five permanent members of the Unite...

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Shave Down the Mistrust

Reza Marashi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Unlike the fast-paced, edge-of-your seat diplomacy that secured an interim deal in Geneva, slow and steady will win the race to a final deal in Vienna. With a Gordian knot of technical problems and political differences to cut through, both sides are ready for the long haul.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Inch Toward a Better Future

Reza Marashi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

So, now the hard part begins. It is fair to point out that the gap between technical solutions and political solutions may be too wide to bridge. However, the likely alternative -- war -- is a stark reminder for both sides that the status quo is neither in their interests nor sustainable.

The Tehran Tango

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

If we cut a deal with Iran it better be a good one with viable safeguards because if it isn't, the game is up. It took years to rally world support for the sanctions. I seriously doubt if the political will would be there to go through it again.

In Geneva, U.S. and Iran Near the Finish Line

Reza Marashi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Marashi

One did not have to be in Geneva to see the obvious: more progress was made over the past three days than in the past three decades combined.

Will Anti-U.S. Billboards Hinder Iran's Improving Reputation?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

As he appears to be chipping away at the decades-long, icy relations with the United States, probably the last thing Hassan Rouhani wants is a public...