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Obama's Last National Security Strategy

John Feffer | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

This National Security Strategy will not likely silence administration critics or secure the White House for a Democratic successor in 2016. But it at least illuminates what Obama will try to accomplish globally in his last two years in office and, more importantly, how he will spin those efforts.

Obama: It's Time For Iran To Decide On Nuclear Deal

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the time has come for Iran to decide whether to accept a nuclear deal, and he acknowledged...

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Obama Says He'll Veto Iran Sanctions Bill

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the likelihood is very high that nuclear negotiations with Iran would collapse if Congress moves forwa...

Corker Has Vital Role in Supporting Talks with Iran

Gayle S. Rose | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Gayle S. Rose

This goal -- to avoid war with Iran and find a way to peace in the Middle East -- is shared by the majority of U.S. citizens and millions of people around the world. The danger now is that political actors in Iran or in the United States might derail these talks.

'Rolling' Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The investigative journalist and scholar Gareth Porter offers a persuasive argument for the proposition that the Obama administration will not make the minimal concessions needed to secure a nuclear accord with Iran. Porter's analysis leaves us with two questions.

Ali Watkins

Republicans Return To Washington With Iran Talks In Their Crosshairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key O...

Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Not only does Khamenei approve the Geneva Accord, he also supports the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear program in an equitable and just framework, one in which Iran's nuclear rights are respected and the economic sanctions are lifted, in return for Iran's guarantee of not pursuing nuclear weapons

CUI BONO? Understanding ISIS.....

James A. Nathan | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
James A. Nathan

Though it is clear that Turkey has tacked to a strong wind, Turkey is painfully aware that the American-led effort to arm Kurds against ISIS will accelerate a redefinition of a hundred-year old regional order defined in the detritus of World War One.

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Delphine O | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Delphine O

By displaying a modicum of cultural awareness, Obama's letter to Khamenei spoke to the Iranians in a language they can understand. After all, what is diplomacy, if not exactly that?

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Says It Has Responded To Obama's Letters

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran said Wednesday that it had received letters from President Barack Obama and had responded to them, for the first time acknowledging...

Senators Warn Of Tough Sanctions If Iran Deal Unacceptable

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican senators largely responsible for tough sanctions on Iran are warning of more penalties if any deal w...

The Afghan Precedent: Why Iran Will Cooperate with the US Against the Islamic State

Delphine O | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Delphine O

Washington's natural ally in the war against the Islamic State may well be the one country that it has been fighting for the past 35 years: Iran.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Obama Foreign Policy In 'Free Fall,' Republican Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free fall" in ...

Obama's Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

His blend of tactics has subjected him to withering criticism from Republicans in Congress, but his tactical caution, so far, has left the US hovering just out of range of a series of potentially dangerous confrontations.

Iran Nuclear Gridlock Is Political, Not Technical

Ryan Costello | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

The Iran nuclear talks present a rare opportunity for a major American diplomatic victory. If negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran bridge the remaining political gaps, they will resolve a major national security threat -- a potential Iranian nuclear weapon -- without a shot being fired.

A Few Thoughts on Possible US-Iran Collaboration in Iraq

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Reality is that Iran and the US need each other. And both of them need to recognize the other's ability to play a stabilizing role. Few things have been as destabilizing for the region than the US-Iran enmity.

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

Obama Heads To The Middle East, Seeks To Reassure The Saudis

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. off...

Obama: Reaching Key Agreement 'Will Be Difficult'

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. ...

Obama: U.S. Will Come Down On Iran Sanctions Violators 'Like A Ton Of Bricks'

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like "a to...