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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

A Critical Look at Obama Foreign Policy

Zachary Marcone | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Zachary Marcone

In a word Obama foreign policy has been adequate. His victories have been equally matched by his failures. His policy has neither substantially forwar...

Iran's Quick Release Of The American Sailors Is Diplomacy At Work

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Iranian officials holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors on Farsi Island this week was the the first test of U.S.-Iran relations in a post-nucl...

President Obama on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "There Is Not a Single Part of This Deal That Depends on Trust."

Quora | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics

What U.S. policymakers have been clear about for decades — both Democrats and Republicans alike — is that there are few greater threats to our global security than a nuclear-armed Iran. That is why the U.S. and our international partners spent nearly two years working out the best possible diplomatic solution to eliminate that threat.

The Cuban Missile Crisis Explains Why Iran Won't Go to War With Israel

Harvey Simon | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Harvey Simon

Before advocating war with Iran to keep it from getting nuclear weapons, proliferation opponents have a responsibility to explain why these risks cannot be mitigated and defend their assumption that deterrence does not apply in the Middle East.

These Wobbly Democrats Could Stop The Anti-Iran Deal Bill In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in early August, before Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) even announced his own position on the Iran deal, he speculated that there...

Obama's Iran Deal Will Survive As 34th Senator Announces Support

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers that promises to fundamentally alter the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and ...

Obama Rejects Iran Deal Critics' Charges Of Anti-Semitism

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion

(RNS) President Obama told the editor of an influential Jewish publication that “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” that he is anti-Semitic, a c...

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Must Be Defeated -- Or Saved

Rabbi Irving yitz Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Irving yitz Greenberg

Congress should make clear that it will vote against the treaty - unless its fundamental flaws are corrected. This correction would require bipartisan cooperation between the White House and Democrats and Republicans in both houses.

In a Post-Deal Iran: What Now?

John Mirisch | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
John Mirisch

The Iran deal will stand, at least until the next presidential election. Despite disapproval by a non-partisan majority of both houses of Congress, not to mention the American people, because of the incredibly low threshold to sustain a veto, not to mention White House arm-twisting and purely partisan support, the deal will stand.

Obama Calls Opponents 'Crazies' In Fundraiser Speech

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke candidly about his critics at a fundraising event on Monday evening. "It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry R...

The Iran Nuclear Deal Means War Between Israel and Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Jonathan Schanzer

The debate over President Obama's Iran nuclear deal has grown increasingly bitter inside the Beltway. The acrimony is unavoidable, and not just because of the hyper-partisanship that is ripping Washington apart from within.

Iran Skeptics Have A New Bargaining Chip

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A critical, cash-strapped U.N. agency has found itself in the middle of a game of diplomatic tug of war as lawmakers in Washington wrest...

House Dem: Iran Deal Is First Time I Will Be Able To Vote For Peace In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) offered a pretty good reason Thursday for his support of the nuclear deal recently negotiated with Iran. "After...

How Will You Vote, Ben Cardin? Iran Deal Supporters Turn Their Lonely Eyes To You.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the senators on the fence about the deal President Barack Obama struck with world powers on Iran’s nuclear program, perhaps non...

The 'Other' Options With Iran's Nuclear Program

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Opponents to the Iran deal often say that they could have gotten a better deal. These critics are largely found in the U.S. and in Israel. Critics are right for scrutinizing any deal. They would not be doing their job if they were giving it an automatic pass. However, being critical because a better alternative is desired is not realistic.

Obama's Iran Deal Gets A Lift On The Hill Thanks To A Foreign Sales Pitch

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proponents of a nuclear deal with Iran got a boost Tuesday when a trio of on-the-fence Democratic senators announced they would support ...

Obama Has A Plan To Protect The Iran Deal In August, His Least Favorite Month

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and allied groups are preparing a robust campaign to protect President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran during Augu...

Huckabee, Trump, Netanyahu, and the Politics of Provocation

Jon Rainwater | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

Huckabee, by using the imagery he did and by casting the president as Hitler, crossed a line others have not crossed. For that he richly deserves the special opprobrium he is receiving.

Why Holocaust Analogies Aren't Helping Republicans Win Jewish Votes

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Republicans have done everything they can to win the Jewish vote, never missing an opportunity to link Democrats and any foreign policy opponent to the Nazis and the Holocaust. They just don't get how offensive such remarks are to Jewish voters, continuing to drive them toward Democrats.

Marco Rubio: Iran Deal Could 'Go Away' With Obama

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday warned that President Barack Obama's successor ...

Why You Should Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cody Cain | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

While entering into this nuclear deal with Iran is far from perfect, it nevertheless offers a potential for optimism. First of all, it would delay Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 to 15 years, and this alone is a significant benefit.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Test of True Leadership

Reza Bavar | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Reza Bavar

President Obama has opened the door to dialogue with two nations -- Cuba and Iran -- that Americans have long considered to be enemies. He did this despite the resistance of powerful counter-forces and for that he should be applauded.

Why Iran's Nuclear Deal Is A Victory Against Hardliners And Terrorists

John A. Tures | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Let's say that the U.S. Congress rejects the deals. If so, we could see a hardliner comeback in Iran, a victory for the sponsors of terrorism, an increased likelihood of Israel bombing Iran, with a retaliation that drags America into a conflict that makes Iraq look like a skirmish.

Jessica Schulberg

Obama: No End To War In Syria Without 'Buy-In' From Iran | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that cooperation from Iran will be necessary for any future resolution of the civil war...