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Nuclear Negotiations

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

60 of America's Top National Security Leaders Endorse Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

On Monday, 60 of America's brightest national security and military leaders, from both parties, released a powerful statement supporting the historic nuclear accord reached between the world powers and Iran last week.

Iran Agreement a Major Advance for Global Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The following statement was released this morning by Ploughshares Fund, regarding the historic nuclear agreement struck by the P5+1 and Iran.

Secret Talks Between Israelis and Saudis Reflect Regional Anxieties

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given the sorry state of affairs in the Middle East, it's easy to conclude there's no end in sight to the ongoing chaos, violence and upheaval. Yet it is also a land of miracles. How else to explain recent revelations about secret meetings between Saudi Arabia and Israel to address a common foe, Iran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Coming to New York

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Tara Kangarlou

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to come to New York to address the five-yearly review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that will be held from April 27th to May 22.

Through the Looking-Glass With Obama on Iran

John Mirisch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

In its ardor to reach an agreement as a legacy "achievement," the Obama administration's Middle East foreign policy unfortunately seems to be based more on Lewis Carroll than Santayana.

Bipartisan Group of Over 50 Senior Military and Diplomatic Leaders Endorse Iran Deal Framework

Joe Cirincione | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Today the Iran Project released a statement signed by a bipartisan group of over 50 retired military officials, U.S. foreign policy leaders, ambassadors, and leading national security experts, applauding the announcement of the framework agreement reached by the P5+1 and Iran.

Obama's Hard Sell On Iran Begins Now

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly negotiated framew...

Jessica Schulberg

The Key Takeaways From The Iran Deal, According To Former State Department Negotiators

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To those who feared that the deadline for a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal would pass with nothing to show for two years o...

Hope Springs: The Iran Breakthrough

Susan Shaer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Home
Susan Shaer

The last year and a half of negotiations between Iran and six international powers has created a remarkable and historic shift. Not only have relations between the United States and Iran begun to thaw after 30 years of enmity, but it is increasingly looking like the international community will be able to solve the Iran nuclear crisis together.

Are the Saudis Dragging Us Into Their Ideological War Against Iran?

David Oualaalou | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The United States must come up with a strategy to deal with many Middle East developments rather than wasting time, energy and resources in senseless political bickering back home like we saw over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit last week.

GOP Becomes 'The Peace Wrecking Crew'

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

The Republican Senators, by sending this letter, have shown a marked preference not only for military confrontation, but military confrontation with the risk of gravely accelerating the nuclear arms race. It imperils a whole region in the Middle East already reeling from violent extremism.

Artists Across The Internet Imagine The Speech They Wish The Israeli Prime Minister Would Give

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

"In 1948 and 1976 the United Nations proclaimed long lists of human rights, but the immense majority of humanity enjoys only the rights to see, hear, ...

Jessica Schulberg

Lindsey Graham Threatens to Cut UN Funding and Derail Iran Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatene...

Rouhani Takes Hardliners Head-On to Bring Iran Out from the Cold

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.10.2015 | Home
Holly Dagres

Since the 2013 Joint Plan of Action, the Rouhani administration is in a tug-of-war with hardliners from various echelons of the Iranian government over the country's controversial nuclear program. But now President Hassan Rouhani has done the unthinkable.

Tehran. Waiting for Normality

Roberto Toscano | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Roberto Toscano

Iran is not a nuclear file, it is a country. An important one. What one brings back from conversations in Tehran is the widespread hope that both political realism and an "ethic of responsibility" will prevail on all sides.

US-Iran Misperceptions

John Tirman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

In the U.S., longstanding perceptions of Iran as a devious and hostile force have led large numbers of senators and representatives to sign onto resolutions meant to constrain if not undermine the nuclear negotiations. But it's not a set of perceptions that is rooted in any reasonable calculation of threats.

Khamenei Is Pessimistic About Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

Negotiations about such a critical and vital issue must be done with the full support of the power structure in Iran. The Supreme Leader cannot view President Rouhani and his administration as his puppets, such that he can withdraw his support for them.

Joshua Hersh

Democratic Senators Buck White House, Threaten To Blow Up Iran Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are threatening to push the United States toward war with Iran, circulating and plann...

Congressional Hardliners vs. Obama on Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than respond positively to Rouhani's election, the U.S. House of Representatives -- just two days before his inauguration in August -- voted by an overwhelming 400-20 margin to impose punitive new sanctions on Iran.

An Obama-Rouhani Communique: The World's Best Chance at Peace

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home
Richard Javad Heydarian

Favoring the pressure track of sanctions over a military intervention, it is not yet clear whether Obama is contemplating a grand bargain with Tehran, but the glimmer of an opportunity seems there. What is certain is that Rouhani represents Washington's best chance for peace.

Rescuing Nuclear Talks with Iran

Richard W. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard W. Parker

The Iran talks don't need hot heads, moralistic rhetoric and ominous reminders that we're "running out of time." What is needed is leaders with the pragmatism and vision to know a workable deal when they see it

President Obama's Body Language on Iran Is Just Right

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Clemons

I have to tip my hat to Obama's measured and positive comments today following the conclusion of what are officially called the P5 1 Negotiations with Iran.

The Iran and Obama Dance

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

It's not Obama's fault that Iraq and Afghanistan happened, but it will be his fault if he rushes into a threat-laden, pseudo-engagement with Iran at this historical crossroads in US-Iran relations.