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John Oliver: Americans Are Nuclear Weapon Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy

Here are a few fun facts from John Oliver's segment on nuclear weapons during the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight:" Nuclear weapons are the most...

Hagel Calls For Modern Nuclear Deterrent Despite High Price Tag

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan 8 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday the United States had always s...

Why Israel's Stance Could Help the Iran Deal Succeed

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Israel has made it clear that it is skeptical about the agreement and will not hesitate to attack Iran if necessary, and so on the face of it this might seem like a hindrance to peace being achieved. But when examined from a tactical perspective, Israel's stance may actually help the deal succeed.

The Role of 'Deceptive DNA' in the US-Iran Talks

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.30.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

When an official involved in the negotiations calls Iran deceptive, and, moreover, carelessly makes this reference to the whole of Iran -- at least that's how it's being portrayed in the Iranian media -- that does not build confidence. It is the height of irresponsibility.

With Iran, Diplomacy Will Be a Marathon, Not a Sprint

David Shams | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
David Shams

While neither side can afford to dither in getting the ball rolling, neither side should expect to sprint to the finish line. After all, we have nearly 35 years of entrenched misinformation, distrust, and virtual cold war.

Agency's Bloated 'Status Quo' Comes Under Big Criticism

AP | JERI CLAUSING and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — At Los Alamos National Laboratory, a seven-year, $213 million upgrade to the security system that protects the lab's most sen...

Why Iran's New President Matters: Don't Miss the Fifty Shades of Purple

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

This year's elections underscore the dynamic yearning of Iran's masses for liberal reform, economic recovery, and constructive relations with the outside world.

Diaspora Blues: Why the Iranian Diaspora in the United States Disappoints Me

Holly Dagres | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

It almost seems like a criterion for being Middle Eastern is thinking there is a conspiracy behind every event. As an Iranian-American, I cannot claim to have been immune to conspiracy theories.

U.S. Okays Plans To Build Uranium Enrichment Plant

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A nuclear power partnership of General Electric Co. and Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. received federal approval Tuesday to...

Grouchy Muppet Prepares Israelis For Possible War With Iran

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

Moishe Oofnik, Israel's equivalent to Oscar the Grouch from "Sesame Street," is the somewhat unlikely star of a new Israeli public awareness campaign....

A Bad Joke's Kernel of Truth

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Geographically, Iran may be far away from the Americas but its growing presence in Venezuela is a serious danger. It is not a joke.

North Korea's Surprising Sense of Vulnerability and Hopes for Change

Vishakha N. Desai | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Vishakha N. Desai

Last June we met with North Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. It was perhaps among the last substantial, non-classified contact between Westerners and high-level North Korean officials of the regime of Kim Jong Il. We were surprised by what transpired.

'Neuter' Iran: Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For U.S. Strike

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take...

Listen to Iranian Voices of Dissent

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

President Obama prudently highlighted the face-off between the Iranian people and the regime on Friday. He now has the opportunity to complement his wisdom with courage by standing firmly on the right side of the fence.

How to Deal with Iran

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

It seems to be an open-and-shut case. Nuclear weapons are bad. It's best for the world if no more countries acquire nuclear weapons. Iran is currently...

Brazil Offers Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Safe Haven, Asks Iran To Allow It

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva offered on Saturday to provide refuge to a woman who has been sentenced to death in Ir...

Turkey and the Muslim Bomb

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

Erdogan might see himself as a leader who will bring justice to the region by diplomacy, but he'd better be careful in case he gets a 'Muslim bomb' just next door.

Shahram Amiri Defects To US: Missing Iranian Nuclear Scientist Helping CIA, Reports ABC News

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — An Iranian nuclear scientist who had been reported missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA...

Analysis: Why Iran Bombing Could Be Bad For Obama

TIME | Andrew Lee Butters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunday's suicide terrorism attack that killed at least five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps could have an impact far beyond the Islami...

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.

Sarkozy Threatens Iran With "Severe" Sanctions Over Nuclear Program, Election Crackdown

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy criticized Iranian leaders for their handling of contested elections and their nuclear program, and pleaded fo...

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: American Economic Leadership Recognized Facts: US President Barack Obama made his first address to Americ...

US Can Intercept North Korean Missiles: Pentagon | By Jung Sung-ki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States has successfully intercepted missiles flying from North Korea three times in virtual scenarios testing its ballistic missile defense...

UK In Uproar Over Plans For Nuclear Submarines

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The government has won Commons support for plans to renew the UK's nuclear submarine system, despite a large rebellion by Labour MPs. Tony Blair had ...