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Washington Hawks Advocate the Bombing of Iran -- Really?

David Oualaalou | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given America's weak global leadership, I do not see how the United States can sustain a long and devastatingly bloody war against Iran; a war that would become global and could last 10 to 15 years.

If the US Wants Arabs as Partners, We Must Treat Them As Such

James Zogby | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

If we play it right and if we listen carefully to what our Arab partners are saying to us, the Iran deal can open the door to constructive discussions with allied Arab leaders that will enhance the prospects of peace and stability across the region. My concerns are not with the deal itself, but with how it was done.

Jessica Schulberg

Congress' Iran Bill Battle Isn't Over Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The negotiated efforts by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to unanimously pass a bill to provide congressional oversigh...

Jessica Schulberg

Bob Corker Says Iran Bill Can Withstand Obama Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he's confident his bill to restrict President Barack Obama'...

'Framework Iran' Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | 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.

The Real Nuclear Threat

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

If war were only "itself" -- the violence and horror, the conflagration and death -- it would be bad enough, but it's also an abstraction, a specific language of self-justifying righteousness that allows proponents to contemplate unleashing it not merely in physical but in moral safety.

Jessica Schulberg

No, North Korea Does Not Prove the Iran Deal Is Doomed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the U.S. and five partner countries announced last week that they had reached the framework for a nuclear agreement with Iran, ske...

Nuclear Experts Endorse Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

The fallout from last week's nuclear framework agreement between world powers and Iran has seen proponents and critics of the deal loudly sounding off...

Swiss Fondue With Iran While It Blows Up Yemen

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Just think about the supreme irony unfolding in war-torn Yemen -- Exhibit A of what I would charitably call "Kerry compartmentalization." While feve...

Jessica Schulberg

U.S. Lawmakers Unfazed By Allegations Of Israeli Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report from The Wall Street Journal that Israel spied on U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations and then fed that information to members of Co...

Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton Doesn't Give A Sh** About Iran Talks Protocol. But A Lot Of Others Do.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An open letter from Senate Republicans to Iranian leadership, released Monday, ended up sparking scorn about its ultimate value and flak...

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

The Arab and Iranian Disconnect

James Zogby | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
James Zogby

Arabs should be reassured that their concerns are understood by the West. At the same time, the Iranian public needs to see the linkage between their economic woes and their government's nuclear ambitions and foreign policy.

Is There a Possibility of Reaching a Nuclear Deal with Iran?

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
David Oualaalou

We cannot lose sight on how pivotal it is for American foreign policy establishment to resist the influence of foreign elements and special interest groups that tend to benefit from similar circumstances.

How to Talk and Listen to Iran

William O. Beeman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program in Geneva have raised hopes that there may be rapprochement between Iran and the West.

The Time to Attack Iran Could Be Over

Athar Mohiudin | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Athar Mohiudin

Chances of passage of any UNSC resolution for attack on Iran nuclear sites seem bleak. It's not so easy for Israel to attack Iranian sites either; otherwise, it would have done it a long time ago without taking care of any nation.

What Really Matters to the Iranians?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Melody Moezzi

Ultimately, the greatest hope for a meaningful, long-term deal on the Iranian side has nothing to do with uranium or isotopes or centrifuges. Rather, it's about something much bigger: respect.

Israel, Iran and the Bomb

Avi Ben-Hur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Avi Ben-Hur

What should be the Israeli response to the emerging deal with Iran? In the opinion of this writer, Israel must sit back and let the U.S. take the lead.

Iran's Unanswered Questions

Michael Rose | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Michael Rose

The pre-government shut down news cycle was obsessed with last week's address to the United Nations General Assembly by Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, the handshake with Barack Obama that didn't happen and finally their 15-minute phone conversation.

Why Is Tehran Procrastinating?

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

Mindful of the short and closing window of opportunity for an intermediate agreement on the nuclear issue -- before the Iranian New Year in March and the Iranian elections in June -- time has not been used effectively since Obama's reelection in November. And Tehran is not helping.

U.S.-Iran Talks in Baghdad Must Come with Compromise by White House and Congress

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Recent Istanbul negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 and this week's Baghdad negotiations have tempered, albeit temporarily, the cry for war.

Enlarging the Frame

Gary Hart | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

It still appears that the central thrust of the P5+1 will be limited to immediate concerns over Iran's nuclear program and not the underlying issues that define Iran's relationship with the international community.