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Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs:Quagmire of the year: Hamas-Israel There is an endless amount of news this week dealing with Israelis and Pa...

Khatami To Pull Out Of Iran Race: BBC

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami is to withdraw his candidacy from the country's June presidential election, the BBC understands....

Iranian Human Rights Should Be Issue No. 1 For Obama: Commentary

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We are democracy activists who are passionate about our home country, Iran. One of us, Mariam, immigrated to the United States at age 7, during the 19...

Iran Admitted Attacks On Western Troops In Iraq: UK Ambassador

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran offered to stop attacking British troops in Iraq to try to get the West to drop objections to Tehran's uranium enrichment project, a UK official ...

Mohammed Khatami Almost Attacked By Angry Mob At Anniversary Celebration

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An angry, stick-wielding mob tried to attack Iran's ex-president Mohammed Khatami during a celebration marking the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Rev...

Do Not Do Anything That Would Help Ahmadinejad To Get Re-Elected

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Elections in Iran are usually neither democratic, nor fair. But they are usually competitive -- they also have meaningful consequences for Iran.

Can Khatami Make a Comeback?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

With Khatami officially in the race, the Iranian presidential campaigns will begin in earnest. Never before has an incumbent Iranian president faced such a serious challenge.

Iran Reformers to US: Let's Talk

Christian Science Monitor | Scott Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi are among several key Iranian public figures saying that only dire...