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What Happens Next If The Iran Nuclear Talks Fall Apart

Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn dis...

Iran Nuclear Deal May Be Nearing Goal Line

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

(Repeats story with no change to text) By Louis Charbonneau, Parisa Hafezi and John Irish NEW YORK/ANKARA/PARIS, June 1...

Bob Corker 'Alarmed' By Reports On Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee told President Barack...

Obama Defends Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: 'A Military Solution Will Not Fix It'

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S President Barack Obama reached out to a skeptical Israeli public in an interview aired Monday saying that only an agreement, no...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Saudi King Salman May Visit Washington After All | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, whose absence at the Obama administration's just-concluded summit with Sunni Arab leaders pro...

Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Valerie Plame Wilson

Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, the world still has more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. Whatever other issues people care about -- poverty, the environment, inequality and so many others -- if we don't get this one right, and soon, nothing else will matter.

Nuclear Deal or Not, Dark Years Await the Middle East

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

In this era of truce, the US and Iran can dialogue about regional problems rather than seeing the absence of diplomacy exacerbate existing conflicts. Yet, in spite of this pending historic achievement, dark years await the Middle East.

Jessica Schulberg

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a contro...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Explains Why Democrats Are Bucking Obama On Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may be worried that Congress will kill any Iran nuclear deal by demanding a say before the deal is even done. But lawmak...

'Framework Iran' Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Even in the best case interpretation of the newly disagreed JCPOA, it is very likely that the deal will not meet the objective of preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon -- and that's without picking apart all of the technical details of the parameters contained in the recent, questionable framework.

Obama Breakthroughs On Iran, Cuba Face Tough Sell

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After breakthroughs abroad, President Barack Obama is finding stern challenges at home to his foreign policy, facing hard sells to...

Janie Velencia

Americans Want A Deal With Iran But Don't Think They'll Like It | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Iran had reached a framework for a historic nuclear agreement. Standing in the White Hou...

Democrats Defying Obama On Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Democrats are aligning with Republicans to support a bill giving Congress the opportunity to approve or reject sanctio...

Why Netanyahu Is Wrong About Obama's Iran Deal

The Atlantic | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

More sanctions are unlikely to produce a better nuclear agreement....

Radical Differences: Obama and Iran vs Bush and Iraq

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

There are many similarities between the concerns in Iraq in 2003 and Iran in 2015. Fear of both countries pursuing a nuclear weapons program were and have been omnipresent, respectively.

Michael Calderone

Obama Met Privately With Journalists Amid Iran Deal Media Push | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Facing congressional pushback, President Barack Obama has tried building support for a nuclear agreement with Iran in recent days by makin...

Supreme Court Wants Obama Administration To Weigh In On Iran Bank Judgment

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Barack Obama's administration to weigh in on an...

Five Issues That Need to Be Resolved for the Iran Nuclear Deal to Succeed

Richard N. Haass | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Richard N. Haass

NEW YORK -- The agreement constitutes an important political and diplomatic milestone, and it contains more detail and is broader in scope than many anticipated. But, for all that, the text leaves unanswered at least as many questions as it resolves. In reality, major issues have yet to be settled. It is closer to the truth to say the real debate about the Iran nuclear accord is just beginning.

Obama's Next Step On Iran Deal: Selling It

POLITICO | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

It’s either this or war. That’s the argument the White House is preparing to make to convince members of Congress, Americans and foreign allies t...

Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Is a Victory for American National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Joe Cirincione

This deal will verifiably prevent Iran from building a bomb for at least 15 years. No American troops will be killed, and it won't cost us a dime. What's not to like?

Ryan Grim

Iran, Cuba And China: Obama Steadily Builds Diplomatic Legacy | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may be hard to remember today, but Barack Obama became president, more or less, thanks to his foreign policy. His early opposition to...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Steadfast On Passing Iran Bill Despite Obama's Plea To Stand Down | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Appearing in the Rose Garden on Thursday to announce the framework of a historic deal on Iran's nuclear program, President Barack Obama ...

Howard Fineman

Planet Politics: What The Iran Deal Means For Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- His hair almost fully gray now, his tone somber but earnestly hopeful, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden Thurs...

Jessica Schulberg

All Eyes On Ben Cardin's Iran Policy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the recently indicted Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) stepping down as ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Be...