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

A Time to Stand and Deliver for Iran

Reza Bavar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Bavar

It is time for the Iranian diaspora to stand up, put aside the differences that have fragmented the community, and step forward in a very deliberate way to bring an end to the estrangement that has isolated Iran and, in many ways, punished the Iranian people.

Making Peace With the Iranian People

Aryeh Younger | Posted 12.25.2013 | World
Aryeh Younger

In order to deter the threat posed by Iran's nuclear capabilities, we must begin to take a sophisticated approach to American foreign policy. We cannot use hostile rhetoric against Iran that only serves to turn public opinion against us.

The UN's Re-emergence on the World Scene

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.02.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Undoubtedly the UN in the last few weeks has emerged strengthened as an universal security organization by the events in Iran and Syria despite warnings about its imminent demise. But there is nothing new about the UN's emergence as a peacemaker.

Before Deciding on the Future, the U.S. Should Review Its Past Approach to Iran

Shireen T. Hunter | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Shireen T. Hunter

As part of this review and assessment, the U.S. should ask itself whether it had been well-advised by its regional allies in snubbing Iran.

Hardliners Throw Eggs And Shoes At Rouhani, Yell 'Death To America'

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iranians cheered President Hassan Rouhani on his return from New York on Satur...

Is The Crisis In Syria Changing U.S.-Iran Relations?

Posted 09.13.2013 | World

The United States and Iran have taken opposite sides in the Syrian conflict. Yet many wonder whether the crisis in the Arab nation could actually brin...

US Crippling Sanctions Against Iran: A New Wave of Anti-Americanism (Part 1)

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Akbar Ganji

A great majority of the Iranian people support negotiations with the U.S. and want good relations with America. Re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries is in the national interests of both, and is boost to the cause of respect for and improvement of human rights in Iran.

Iran To Sue U.S. Over 1953 Coup, Seems To Forget That Whole Storming The Embassy Thing

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill requiring the government to sue the U.S. for its involvement in the 19...

Iran's New Prez Reaches Out To U.S. In First Press Conference

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Marcus George and Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani used his first press conference...

Iran: The Past Four Years

Ali Delforoush | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Ali Delforoush

Regardless of whom I spoke to, the past four years have been some of the most difficult that Iranians have faced in the past century. Iranians crave democracy, human rights and more now than ever desire an open dialogue with the international community.

No, Iranians Don't Hate You

Roberto Toscano | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Roberto Toscano

What is interesting, however, is that anti-American rhetoric is not focused on what America is, but on what America does. It is blatantly false that -- to quote George W. Bush on Islamic radicalism -- "they hate our freedom."

US-Iran: Did Khamenei Say 'No' to Direct Talks?

Walter Posch | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Walter Posch

Western media took Ayatollah Khamenei's answer as a clear "no" to negotiations and as an unnecessarily rude rebuke of Joe Biden's gesture. This said, a closer look at his speech reveals other aspects and allows for a more nuanced reading.

A Lull in the Iranian Crisis?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Ever since last year's U.S. presidential election race ended, the much-discussed concerns over Iran's nuclear build-up have vanished from the national debate. A sudden shroud over Iran, however, does not mean that the dispute is going to go away. The Iranian spectre will pop up again in unexpected ways.