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Obama Iran Diplomacy

Obama Announces Big Diplomatic Step

Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran and ...

Christina Wilkie

Getting Warmer: U.S., Iran Play Nice Ahead Of U.N. Meetings | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday confirmed that Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet face to face with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Za...

Joshua Hersh

Obama's Strategy Of Talking To Countries Instead Of Going To War Might Just Be Crazy Enough To Work | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- When a less-gray-haired Sen. Barack Obama declared, early in his first presidential campaign, that he would be willing to meet with the ...

Obama To Test Iran's Interest In Dialogue

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

(Corrects 4th paragraph to say Telemundo instead of Univision) WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday...

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.

Liberal Shamelessness on Iran and Middle East

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

As President Obama signaled renewed interest this week in a "diplomatic resolution to the problem" with Iran, liberal advocates of soft regime change are again coming out of the woodwork to profess their support for engaging Tehran.

What Will Obama Do if Iran Says Yes But the Lobby & Congress Say NO?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

What is President Obama going to do if he and the allies reach an agreement with Iran? It's easy to know what he will do if it turns out that the Islamic Republic has no interest in a deal.

Why Washington's Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

Juan Cole | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Juan Cole

Economic war led by Washington (and encouraged by Israel) will not take down the Iranian government or bring it to the bargaining table on its knees ready to surrender its nuclear program. It might, however, lead to actual armed conflict with incalculable consequences.

"No Contact" Is the Keystone XL of Iran Policy

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

How could we get a clean shot at what the administration is not doing to move the ball forward on Iran diplomacy? We can demand the reversal of the "no contact" policy for U.S. diplomats.

Why the 'Dual Track' Strategy Derailed

Loren White | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Loren White

How is it that the same candidate who advocated so strongly for using diplomacy with Iran ended up being the president that has implemented the most "crippling" sanctions to date -- and who made only one inchoate effort at negotiations?