Khamenei's Inflammatory Statements In the past couple of weeks, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, felt the urge to reassert and stron...
Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.
Mr. Lewis is a national of Barbados and has served with the United Nations for 25 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. His current post with the UN is Resident Coordinator in Iran. The following video is a Ted Talk Gary recently gave at TEDxKish in Kish, Iran followed by an interview about Iran's water crisis.
There's a new kind of language being used around the Iran nuclear deal recently negotiated in Vienna. We can call it "Trump Talk," defined as a drumbeat of outrageous political speech that is historically inaccurate, intellectually dishonest and even deceptive, morally and spiritually offensive and willfully tone deaf.
Bill Clinton made a simple policy slogan--"It's the economy, stupid"--legendary during his 1992 presidential campaign.
There is no guarantee that Iran will not eventually go for a nuclear weapon. A point on which hawks all seem to agree is that were Iran to obtain a nuke, the mullahs would not hesitate to use it. It is a mystery why they are so sure.
If this agreement is approved, we effectively lose any hope of stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy. A nuclear arms race will ensue in the Middle East. More monies will flow to provide funds, arms and training to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
Back in March, Quaker House in Fayetteville, NC, the home of America's largest military base, Fort Bragg, hosted me to discuss my recovery from post t...
The more chaotic things get in the Middle East, the more power and territory Kurds can control. But the more power and territory they control, the greater the fear in Tehran, Ankara, and Baghdad that the Kurds will create greater Kurdistan.
Now that the agreement has been signed, both Khamenei and President Obama must sell it to those in their nations who oppose it. The task is difficult and, therefore, a comparison between the efforts of the two leaders can be very illuminating.
If our president is an appeaser, however, then so are all our allies who participated in crafting and agreeing to this deal with Iran.
It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.
We are at an interesting crossroads right now. For a country that was founded on the slaughter of natives and the brutal enslavement of innocents, we have obviously made progress and strides in society. But our biggest challenge now -- that is in some ways even more difficult -- is eradicating institutional racism and inequality.
Huckabee, by using the imagery he did and by casting the president as Hitler, crossed a line others have not crossed. For that he richly deserves the special opprobrium he is receiving.
The Turkish President's self-serving fake war against terrorism could have the tragic consequence of escalating the violence throughout Turkey and neighboring countries. If Ankara is truly interested in countering the Jihadists, it should have done that long ago, instead of arming and abetting ISIS and other terror groups.
Donald Trump is sucking up every molecule of Oxygen this side of Jupiter in the GOP primary by speaking his mind. Love him or hate him, he is unabashedly saying what he thinks.