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Obama Diplomatic Talks

Curbing Israeli-Arab Concerns About an American-Iranian Deal

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Whether the Obama-Rohani phone call will turn out to be the equivalent of the Nixon era's breakthrough with China remains to be seen. But, as in the case of China, such a dramatic turn of events requires assuring neighbors that their vital security interests will be protected.

A Diplomatic Surge in Afghanistan?

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

Last month, I muddied my boots walking around cold but friendly Kabul to ask Afghan leaders, "What would US support for a diplomatic surge look like?" One theme stood out in my notes.

Congress Poised To Penalize Iran If Diplomatic Talks Show Signs Of Faltering

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to act swiftly on new penalties against Iran if international talks on Tehran's nuclear program show signs of fa...

America's Foes Ready To Give Obama A Chance

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama signaled conciliation to America's foes by using the metaphor of an outstretched hand to an unclenche...

Obama's Iran TV Show Tour: More Diplomacy

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATE BELOW ** Iran's state-run television reported this morning that the government had tested nine long- and medium-range missiles, including a...