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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...

Making a Nuclear Deal With Iran Stick

Charles Knight | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Charles Knight

The U.S. needs to use the next 10 years to build assurance of peaceful relations with Iran. Furthermore, the U.S. must work diligently in support of the normalization of Iran's relations globally and, especially, in the region.

The Missing Ingredient in the Iran and P5+1 Negotiations

Common Ground News Service | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Common Ground News Service

A missing voice in negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 is that of the global interreligious community. It is astounding that this voice has either been intentionally muted by the American media or, even worse, discredited by our own government as a comparatively unimportant interference in negotiations.

Iran: The U.S. Should Not Miss Its Opportunity -- Again

Sasha Toperich | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Sasha Toperich

We should all hope the recent letter-writing stunt by some Republican members of Congress will leave no significant marks on the negotiations, although looking into our behavior towards Iran in the past, I am somewhat fearful.

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...

An Ugly Week in Washington

James Zogby | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel may be wearing out its welcome in Europe, but that's no reason for Congress to want to join Israel's increasing isolation by jeopardizing relations with our trans-Atlantic partners. Sordid, shameful, embarrassing, demeaning, and damaging -- all in all, a pretty ugly week.

Netanyahu's Speech Adds Injury to Insult

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu has legitimate cause to sound the alarm about the threat Iran poses. His speech, however, will do little to improve the substance of any agreement. What is more injurious is his insinuation that Obama will accede to a "bad deal" even though it will be to Israel's detriment.

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Offers New Iran Bill As Democrats Flee GOP Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an increasingly partisan battle over Iran sanctions on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offered her own legis...

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...

Netanyahu's Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all his protestations that he arrives today in Washington on a grave mission vital to Israel's national security, Benjamin "Mr. Security" Netanyahu has more on his mind than merely scuttling President Obama's incubating nuclear agreement with Iran.

Jessica Schulberg

Lindsey Graham Threatens to Cut UN Funding and Derail Iran Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatene...

Jessica Schulberg

Kerry Questions Netanyahu's Foreign Policy Cred, Mocks Him For Iraq War Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry stepped into contentious territory on Wednesday when he made a critical remark about Israeli Prime Ministe...

36th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Victory

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Although not many experts, politicians and scholars held the belief that the Islamic revolution, its political system and the cleric rule would last long, the new system of governance which created upheaval in the socio-political system of Iran has survived for 36 years.

Netanyahu Betrays What's Best for Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu must understand that the eventual normalization of relations between the U.S. and Iran is the best way by which to eliminate the Iranian threat. Therefore, if there is any chance, however small, that such an agreement will stand the test of time, it must be explored. The alternative is leaving Iran free to redouble its effort to reach the nuclear threshold.

Iran's Geopoliticial, Strategic and Ideological Role in Iraq

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Iran can replace American efforts in the region with informed and constructive policies that define Tehran as a benevolent regional power. The Islamic Republic can also take the path of investing in some religious and political groups while excluding others.

Rouhani Takes Hardliners Head-On to Bring Iran Out from the Cold

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Holly Dagres

Since the 2013 Joint Plan of Action, the Rouhani administration is in a tug-of-war with hardliners from various echelons of the Iranian government over the country's controversial nuclear program. But now President Hassan Rouhani has done the unthinkable.

Iran 2015: Strategic, Geopolitical and Economic Priorities

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

2015 will bring about crucial and positive developments as well as challenges for the Iranian government. One of the tenets of the Iranian political system is unpredictability, nevertheless, projections can still be made.

2014: P5+1 and Iran's Nuclear Negotiations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Despite some of the diplomatic headways that President Rouhani and his negotiating team made and despite some of the limited sanction reliefs that Iran has received, the gaps between the six world powers and Iran remain to be deep to bridge.

Nuclear Extension: US and Iran's Domestic Politics

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The seven months extension of the nuclear negotiations between the six world power and Iran will likely lead to a more complicated process as well as negative consequences when it comes to domestic politics and reaching a final nuclear deal.

The Nuclear Game: Win-Win Extension for US and Iran

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Unlike the interim nuclear deal, the extension appears to lack any clear key terms upon which prospective nuclear talks would be anchored in, or a final nuclear would be reached. By extending the nuclear negotiations, the Obama administration can save face, add to its questionable Middle East achievements.

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.

Time Is Running Out for Iran

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Just as has been the case every time nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West break down without agreement on fundamental issues, Supreme Iranian leader Khameini resumes lambasting the U.S. and Israel, and conservatives in the Iranian government rejoice.

Iran: Syria and Iraq the Red Lines

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Currently, the US and Western allies' major campaign in the Middle East is fighting the Islamic State while ignoring to address Iran's military engagements in other countries, ignoring Tehran's determination for regional supremacy seriously.

An Offer Iran Can't Refuse: P5+1+Iran Fuel Fabrication Joint Venture on the Iranian Territory

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

Tight integration, inter-dependency and correlation among technologies of different countries provide much more oversight, control, and assurance than does a policy of restrictions and economic or technological embargo.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report

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

WASHINGTON -- The prospects of striking a deal with Iran over its nuclear program appeared to brighten Saturday, with reports that Iran's Supreme Lead...