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Isn't It Time to Ban the Bomb?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Although the mass media failed to report it, a landmark event occurred recently in connection with resolving the long-discussed problem of what to do ...

Ukraine Remembers Chernobyl Disaster Victims 30 Years On

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.26.2016 | World

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which permanently poisoned s...

Kim Orders N.Korea To Be Ready To Use Nuclear Weapons 'At Any Time'

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.04.2016 | World

SEOUL, March 4 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and to turn its mili...

PHOTOS: Iranians Welcomes Nuclear Deal With V-Signs, Dancing

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iranians celebrated at home and in the streets on Tuesday, hours after negotiators for Iran and six world powers announced in Vienna they had brokered...

Major Differences Remain One Day Ahead Of Deadline In Iran Talks

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, July 6 (Reuters) - A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader a...

Negotiating a Good Iran Deal

Stacey Newman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Stacey Newman

President Obama has repeatedly stated that he prefers no deal to a bad deal. Fortunately, the negotiators are on the right track to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis peacefully, allowing all sides to walk away knowing that what they're getting is better than they're giving up.

Top Diplomats Try To Resolve Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to...

Obama, Rouhani Trade Warnings Over Nuclear Talks

Posted 07.01.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA, June 30 (Reuters) - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extendin...

Iran Nuclear Talks Accelerate Ahead Of June Deadline

Posted 05.30.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differe...

Report: U.S. Tried Stuxnet-Like Campaign Against North Korea

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's ...

UN Watchdog: No Breakthrough In Iran Nuclear Weapons Probe

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Michael Shields VIENNA, May 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday it had made incremental progress but no breakthrough in its ...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Earning His Nobel

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A few months back, he announced a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, ending a half-century of frostiness, and this week the outlines of a deal to avoid a war with Iran were unveiled, thawing a relationship that froze over back in 1979.

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.

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.

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...