The political behavior of Iranian people is not always easily predictable or discernable. Even though there are hints as to the reasons why they voted...
The Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected proposals, from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as well as other major oil-producing countries, to discuss freezing of oil production in order to boost prices and tackle global oil surplus.
Russia and Israel have a long history of diplomatic and military collaboration in the Middle East, dating back to the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, when Israel's triumph over its neighbors was largely attributable to Moscow's military support.
From opposing the nuclear negotiations to impeaching key ministers, parliament made it increasingly difficult for Rouhani to fully realize his moderate political agenda -- until now.
The Syrian war is clearly un-winnable. With the Aleppo ceasefire, it is possible the US and Russia are waking up to this fact.
Last month I had the privilege of answering an interview from an Iranian research agency dedicated to studying acts of terror carried out against the Iranian people. By their count 17,000 Iranians have been killed in acts of terror over the last 3 1/2 decades. Quite an astounding number, isn't it?
As an organization dedicated to combatting anti-Semitism and fighting against all forms of bigotry, the Anti-Defamation League speaks often about th...
From his assertion that he would use carpet bombing and see if "sand can glow in the dark" in the fight against ISIS to his pledge to mindlessly lavish 4 percent of our Gross Domestic Product on the Pentagon, Cruz is arguably even more reckless than Donald Trump.
If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.
The American public has had enough of wars, doesn't know what to believe when politicians speak, and is more interested in taking care of things at home. This is not likely to change when the next president takes office, and Clinton and Trump know it.
In a Greater Middle East in which one country after another has been plunged into chaos and possible failed statehood, Iran and Saudi Arabia have been bedrock exceptions to the rule. Iran, at the moment, remains so, but the Saudi royals, increasingly unnerved, have been steering their country erratically into the region's chaos.
With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom's economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemon, women's sports is emerging as a benchmark of reform, and one that so far is less than promising.
Nargus is a fine artist, whose rare compassion for the world around her and her fervor for high education, has brought new meaning to the mixed media work she creates.
Omid Kokabee, born in 1982, is an Iranian physicist and a postdoctoral student in atomic physics with a focus on laser research at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2011, he traveled back to Iran to visit his family, but was arrested on January 11, 2011 upon leaving Iran in the airport.
Armenia was supposed to have a new nuclear power plant this year that would replace one that National Geographic suggested a few years ago was the most dangerous in the world.
"Reassuring" Saudi Arabia and other gulf nations about Iran's increasing presence was on the top of Obama's agenda visiting Saudi Arabia.