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Nuclear Negotiations

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

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.12.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 | 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 | World
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 | 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 | World
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.

U.S. Invites Top North Korean Officials To New York

AP | FOSTER KLUG and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.23.2011 | World

HONG KONG — A senior North Korean official will visit the United States this week to discuss the possible resumption of long-stalled internation...

Rescuing Nuclear Talks with Iran

Richard W. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.