While the collective punishment delivered by the sanctions has been devastating, it has ultimately failed to deter the Iranian regime from developing nuclear capacity. Instead, it has generated a great deal of resentment.
I've heard great things about Argo -- that it's a gripping, well-acted and well-directed, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Still, as a proud and patriotic Iranian-American, I can't bring myself to see it.
When humans take the risk to act with virtue and courage, invisible forces conspire on the side of good. Those who use power to do evil will fall, tripped up by their own tortuous machinations.
It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.
There seems to be two very separate conversations regarding nuclear technology: one about its use as a power source and another about its use as a weapon. Of course, in the real world, military goals and ensuring energy supplies have been intimately intertwined.
After three decades of frosty relations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a historic visit to Cairo on February 5, 2012, making him the only post-revolutionary Iranian leader to set foot in the Arab heartland.
It is the death throes of the neoconservatives' hold on United States foreign policy that makes the confirmation of Hagel and the installation of the Biden-Kerry-Hagel team so critically important for the United States and the world.
I have recently been in touch with Orkideh Daroodi, a native of Iran who returned home several years ago after attending high school and college in Ca...
It was on nuclear policy that Hagel's fellow Republicans have been most contradictory and incoherent. Not one of the senators who were so insistent on brandishing the military option against Tehran demanded that Hagel threaten a military attack on North Korea's nuclear facilities.
So what does all this latest angry maneuvering around former Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense amount to? Not that much, actually.
After the Western intervention in Libya, a number of people argued that it was a success and that it saved Libyan lives, it helped the Libyans oust a dictator, and it did not result in military occupation.
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.
Can the people of the Earth ever, and finally, get along? What could cause them to do so, at last? These questions linger today following news that we apparently can't even talk to each other. At least, in some instances. In one case, the United States and Iran.
Let us not shy away from the truth: that it was not the Brotherhood that ignited or led the 2011 revolution, and that since there was no clear opposition figure that claimed responsibility for it, the path was clear for the Brotherhood to reap the rewards.
The hysterics of neoconservative senators has become a cacophony that's pretty similar to a room full of children. It's a series of tantrums that clearly shows they are losing, badly.