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Syrian Negotiations Won't Provide One Winner But Will Ensure Violence Is Absolute Loser

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

Thus far, the only way to 'win' the interminable war for Syria was if one power emerged victorious over the others with no concern for life or democracy.

Iran Accepts Invitation To Syria Peace Talks In Vienna

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.28.2015 | World

DUBAI, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and three of his deputies will attend multilateral talks on Friday in Vienna ...

Javad Zarif: A Name That Frightens and Inspires

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

Javad Zarif is a name that both frightens and inspires. It frightens those who are unwilling to talk to the outside world and use the language of logic and reasoning to settle their disputes with their rivals. And it inspires those who have faith in the power of dialog, negotiation and peace.

Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Nelson Mandela. Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King Jr. Another leader will join that prestigious group when the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Pr...

How the Nuclear Deal Will Give a Huge Boost to Iran's Reformists

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna nuclear agreement between Iran and the West was a major milestone for the geostrategic future of the Middle East, but it was also a breath of fresh air for Iranian civil society. There is now the possibility of Iranian civil society playing a different and more constructive role in the future of Iranian politics.

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.

Scholars and Experts in the Arab World React to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Payam Mohseni | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Payam Mohseni

As a potential catalyst for further diplomatic means of conflict resolution, the comprehensive agreement provides a unique opportunity to seriously engage Iran and possibly alleviate these tensions. Given the significant ramifications that these openings may herald for the future of Iran-Arab world ties, it is more important than ever to engage and analyze viewpoints from scholars and analysts based in the region on the future of Iran's role in the Middle East and Arab security.

$6-$35 Billions Annually to Assad: Stronger Iran, Mightier Assad?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In the ongoing 4-year-long civil war, the Islamic Republic- one of the major bank-rollers for the Syrian government- has approximately spent between $6 and $35 billion a year in order to keep its staunchest regional ally, Bashar Al Assad in power.

Barack Obama Meets Neville Chamberlain and Joseph Stalin? Unsettling Parallels With The Infamous Munich Agreement of 1938 and Its Aftermath

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

President Obama has made America's worst strategic blunder by empowering the anti-American regime in Iran, acquiescing in its burgeoning hegemonic role in the Middle East, while legitimating its status as a nuclear threshold power.

Iran, U.S., Obama, P5+1: Nuclear Deal, Win-Win Deal? What Next?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

It is crucial not to raise our expectations and conflate our analysis with hope. The most crucial parts of the deal still remain to be implemented. The current deal is an understanding, agreement and accord.

Jubilant Iranians Celebrate The Nuclear Deal On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers announced on Tuesday they have reached a historic agreement for the future of Tehran's controversial nuclear program. The ...

What's In The Iran Nuclear Deal?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

The agreement between Iran and six world powers that was finalized in Vienna on Tuesday will roll back Iran's nuclear work in exchange for the easing...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A 'Monumental Outcome,' With a Long Backstory

Tom Nagorski | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

The ink is barely dry on today's historic Iran nuclear deal and the airwaves are already filled with pundits arguing for and against the agreement -- arguments that are not likely to be settled for some time, if ever. But what is clear that a deal got done.

Obama Fears Nuclear Failure While Iran Seeks Political Opprtunism

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When we analyze the negotiations and terms comprehensively, it becomes evident that the current terms being negotiated will not only keep Iran's nuclear infrastructure and threat primarily intact, but it will create a whole new regional security dilemma, geopolitical concerns, and nuclear arms race in the region.

Behind Zarif's Rebuttal of EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Shahir ShahidSaless

Russian state-run news service RIA Novosti has reported that a senior official from the group of six world powers has told Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, that the nuclear talks should immediately conclude if he is not interested in reaching a deal.

U.S. Says Interim Iran Nuclear Deal Extended To Monday To Allow More Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

By John Irish and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA, July 10 (Reuters) - Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, thei...

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Shifting Nuclear Demands As Talks Drag On

AP | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) -- The Iran nuclear talks turned Friday from talk of progress to a blame game, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accusing...

Top Diplomats Try To Resolve Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to...

Despite Misgivings Iranians Support the Vienna Nuclear Accords

William O. Beeman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Most Iranians are very hopeful that the Vienna talks will be successful. They never talk about nuclear energy or nuclear weapons. They only talk about the lifting of sanctions.

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

We Don't Need Double Standards for Iranian-Americans

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

As Iranian-Americans, we and our community leaders should have the self-confidence to speak out against all forms of injustice perpetrated against the Iranian people, especially when lives are at stake. That is a unifying cause worthy all of us.

Leaked Video Shows Heated Dispute Between Iranian Officials Over Nuke Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media this week that shows a hard-line lawmaker trading barbs wit...

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran, U.S., Saudi Have 'Common Interest' In Fighting ISIS

The WorldPost | Peter Mellgard | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the Iranian government is ready and willing to work with international pa...

Republican Hopefuls for 2016 Hate the Iran Deal

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Leaving aside whether you agree or disagree with any of this criticism (I think the Republican critiques thus far have been vague so far), the administration must realize that there is a very intense sentiment swirling around that Washington not only got swindled, but swindled in a way that will add more tension to its foreign relations.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/3/15: Iran Special Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 06.03.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Now that agreements are being made with Iran, it's time the Week to Week news quiz takes a special look at this contentious relationship and agreement.