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Have Democrats Learned From The Mistakes Of War?

Reza Marashi | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Looking ahead, it is the responsibility of Democrats to finish what Obama has started. In order to do so, they must recognize that reverting to a militaristic mindset and abandoning diplomacy threatens both the JCPOA and potential solutions to each of the additional aforementioned policy challenges.

Siamak Namazi Is a Good Man. Iran Should Release Him.

Reza Marashi | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Reza Marashi

The motives behind these arrests have been lucidly explained, but news of detained Iranian Americans dies when there are no developments on the ground.

The Middle East is Changing, Hillary Clinton's Policy Isn't

Reza Marashi | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Secretary Clinton is telling Americans that we should do more of the same in the Middle East, and that is precisely the policy prescription that helped develop al-Qaeda and ISIS in the first place. The U.S. needs to forge pragmatic, functioning relations throughout the region to maximize its flexibility and reduce security threats as they evolve.

An Open Letter to Muslim Americans: Stop Self-Segregating

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Sumaia Masoom

It's not that too many Muslim immigrants are causing a safety hazard by coming to America--it's that too many of us are coming and self-segregating. There is a lot -- I repeat, a lot -- of structural and institutional racism that goes into this segregation, but it is also at least in part undeniably willful.

What Iranians Really Think About The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Trita Parsi, the founder and presi...

'Framework Iran' Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Even in the best case interpretation of the newly disagreed JCPOA, it is very likely that the deal will not meet the objective of preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon -- and that's without picking apart all of the technical details of the parameters contained in the recent, questionable framework.

Michael McAuliff

Study: Iran Sanctions Cost The U.S. Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the deadline looming in talks between the United States and Iran to reach a nuclear deal, an Iranian-American advocacy group has re...

This Norooz, Wishing Iranians (Access to) a Healthy New Year

Yasmin Radjy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Yasmin Radjy

Due to current sanctions, ordinary Iranians often cannot access the life-saving medicine they need to address critical health issues. While humanitarian trade is technically exempt, the sale of medicines to Iran is still effectively blocked.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A New Beginning for the People of the Middle East

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Parsi provided valuable lessons in contemporary diplomacy, and reminded the UN audience why the threat of war can no longer be accepted as the "continuation of policy by other means" in the 21st century.

A Few Thoughts on Iran's New President

Trita Parsi | Posted 10.03.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

The Ahmadinejad era has officially come to an end. Rest assure, few in Iran are mourning this occasion. But questions still remain as to whether the new President, Hassan Rouhani can usher in a new era. Here are a few thoughts on the subject.

A Neocon Upstart Attacks Academic Freedom and Iranian American Views

Beheshteh Farshneshani | Posted 05.03.2012 | World
Beheshteh Farshneshani

Be it the voice of Iranian Americans, the freedom of academics, or the decision of diplomats, neoconservatives will attempt to set fire to any bridge that attempts to mend the people of Iran and America. American academia is only the latest victim of this wicked witch hunt.

Neocons Do Not Speak for Iranian-Americans

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The schedule for the American Jewish Committee conference in Washington coming up in May highlights that Sohrab Ahmari, an Iranian-American, will be a...

Which Side's Hardliners Will Sabotage US-Iran Diplomacy? Enter Romney and Lieberman

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

We're at a rare moment in which both the United States and Iran have unclenched their fists and appear ready for real talks. But we've seen how opportunities have been sabotaged in the past by political opportunism, ultimatums and intransigence from factions on each side.

The Coming Accidental War with Iran

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Now that America's withdrawal from Iraq has been formalized, and Osama bin Laden and a host of autocrats have been vanquished, after a year of unbelievable changes throughout the Middle East, my prediction is that Iran is about to regain center stage in the region.

Washington's Favorite Terrorists

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

Even if the MEK were to be believed in its latest PR push, the reality is that they are currently on the terrorist list and, as a result, they must be subject to U.S. terrorism laws. Simply put, the laws must be enforced -- without exception.

As Sanctions Ratchet Up, Iranian Americans Bear Increasing Burdens

Jamal Abdi | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

It is more important than ever for Americans, particularly Americans of Iranian descent, to evaluate the unintended impact the Iran sanctions coming out of Congress are having here in the U.S.

The US Navy's Dangerous Name Game in the Persian Gulf

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

"Arabian Gulf," the name now used by the US Navy to refer to the Persian Gulf, is rooted not in history or geography but instead in the political machinations of British colonialists in the first half of the 20th century.

Is the Sanctions Debate Justifying the Military Option?

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

To an outsider, it may seem like Washington is united in favor of imposing new sanctions on Iran. But, like in Iran itself, the internal wrangling ove...

Changing Course on Iran Sanctions

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

New sanctions on Iran are about the surest bet in Washington these days. Both the House and the Senate have passed a "crippling" gasoline embargo, an...

Amanpour Is Being Attacked Because She's Iranian

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Disney

Since the hostage crisis in 1979, Iranian Americans have experienced the scorn and derision of bigots who reduce a proud and ancient heritage to the reprehensible actions of Iran's theocratic government.

Iran's Next (Literal) Tectonic Shift

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

Bilham predicts if Tehran were hit by an earthquake similar to Haiti's, one million people could die, due to what many geologists believe is the country's dangerous neglect of earthquake preparation.

Iran at a Crossroads

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

Iran-watchers are struggling with the cognitive dissonance of it all: how can you still oppose war but support the dismantling of the Islamic theocracy?

Deportation of Iranians Dropped from STEP Act

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Elliott

Though the elimination of deportation provisions in the Stop Terrorists Entry Program Act constitutes a significant victory for the Iranian-American community, the bill still remains problematic.

Sam Stein

NIAC And J Street, Progressive Foreign Policy Groups, Become Political Targets

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the usually wonky world of non-profit issue-advocacy organizations, a decidedly political campaign has been waged against foreign policy institutio...

GOP Rep. Introducing Bill to Bar & Deport Iranians from U.S.

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Elliott

If Rep. Gresham Barrett gets his way, all persons from Iran on student visas, temporary work visas, and exchange and tourist visas will have to leave the U.S. in 60 days, despite their legal status in this country.