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Iran Denies Plans For U.S. Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

DUBAI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Iran denied on Sunday a report in a U.S. newspaper that it had plans for direct talks with the United States over its disp...

Preparing for a More Aggressive Iran

Frank J. Cilluffo | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Frank J. Cilluffo

Iran is doing some serious saber-rattling these days, threatening "a`teeth-breaking' response" to the United States should cyber-attacks continue to target Iran.

Live Updates On The Nuclear Tug-Of-War With Iran

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

An international tug-of-war over Iran’s controversial nuclear program has pitted several world powers against the Islamic Republic, with little sign...

What's the Big Deal About Iran? And What Could I Possibly Do About It?

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf Lynn

President Obama cannot do much that is risky in an election year, but he cannot do much of anything at all if Congress doesn't allow him negotiating power he needs to let Iran comply.

Iran: The Solution Is There But the Trust Is Not

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The level of distrust between the United States and Iran is so high that it obscures what would seem to be a reasonable way of working things out on the nuclear issue.

Tehran and Baghdad: Changing the Nuclear Dynamic

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The Baghdad meeting enhanced the credibility of the Israeli position that the Iranians see diplomacy as merely a stalling tactic to enable it to move forward on its nuclear program.

Human Rights: Lost in the Midst of Negotiations?

Fariba Amini | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Fariba Amini

Is the nuclear program more important in Islamic Republic's quest for status and power than overcoming the economic malaise, the terrible pollution gripping its capital and the growing suffocation of civil liberties?

Five Principles for a Nuclear Deal With Iran

Joel Rubin | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

If policymakers can find the political will to adhere to these five principles, they just might help to provide the political support needed for a nuclear deal that will constrain Iran's ability to ever acquire a nuclear weapon -- and have a political win to crow about.

Iranian Cinema: Acclaimed Abroad, Under Siege at Home

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

It was momentous that an Iranian artist reflected the voice of so many Iranians at a venue as important as the Oscars, where millions of people watched his speech.

New Book: Iran Sanctions, But Only Alongside Diplomacy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

News on the Iran front gets more and more complicated. I am not referring to the situation on the ground, but in Washington where Congress, deep into election year fundraising with the AIPAC conference looming, is about to pass another sanctions bill.


Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Michael T. Klare

Oil, the prestige of global dominance, Iran's urge to be a regional power, and domestic political factors are all converging in a combustible mix to make the Strait of Hormuz the most dangerous place on the planet.

Iran's Morality Police Crack Down On Barbie Dolls

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

By Mitra Amiri TEHRAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Iran's morality police are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public ...

Bombing Iran's Nuclear Facilities: Shortsighted or Resolute?

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

In what may be one of the most outrageous comments about resolving the Iranian nuclear standoff, Rick Santorum said that he would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities if they do not open up for IAEA inspectors. Is this prudent or foolish?

Iran Says Obama Should Apologize For Sending Drone

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

* Tehran rejects U.S. request to return spy plane * Wants apology for violation of air space * Washington source says dr...

"Preoccupy" the Atomic Ayatollahs

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The atomic ayatollahs are about to reach the end of the road in their showdown with the west. This moment of reckoning has come far more quickly than anyone had contemplated.

Iran Puts University Of Texas Student On Trial For U.S. Ties

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | College

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A lawyer says an Iranian graduate student studying at the University of Texas has gone on trial in Tehran on charges of having "r...

Ahmadinejad Comes to Town, Don't Let Him Off the Hook!

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

Ahmadinejad's presence at the UN General Assembly provides the international community an opportunity to hold him accountable for gross human rights violations committed by the Iranian regime.

Who Is Afraid of Talking about Iran's Human Rights Crisis?

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

The Iranian government is vulnerable to international criticism regarding human rights and can be pushed to reduce repression on its citizens, but its game of creating conflict, division and confusion has largely succeeded.

How Iran Gets U.S. Weapons Technology

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The shadow war between the U.S. and Iran was briefly visible this week at an extradition hearing in a Paris courtroom, where an Iranian ...

Iran Gas Ban: Step Toward War With Iran?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael T. Klare

A U.S. oil embargo on Iran appears risky, both because it would strengthen the hand of conservative clerics in Tehran and could entail a naval blockade, setting off a chain reaction.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.

Bishop to Queen 4: Recapturing Iran on the Grand Chessboard

Pye Ian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pye Ian

Winning Iran's good graces and regional loyalty would pay keen long term dividends.

Iran's Iraq Airstrikes Could Complicate US Relations

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian aircraft attacked three villages inside Iraq over the weekend. The airstrikes -- Iran's first on Iraqi soil since the U.S. invasion -- could c...

Obama Should Mail Iran A Letter: Analysis

US News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This February marked the 30th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. In what may yet prove to be an historical milestone of another kind, on February ...

Iran Is "Most Active State Sponsor Of Terrorism" In World: US

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world, a report by the US state department says....