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

James Zogby | Posted 04.18.2015 | 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

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Through the Looking-Glass With Obama on Iran

John Mirisch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

In its ardor to reach an agreement as a legacy "achievement," the Obama administration's Middle East foreign policy unfortunately seems to be based more on Lewis Carroll than Santayana.

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'...

Iran: Diplomacy or War?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Iran agreement may go ahead without their approval, but Republicans are playing a dangerous game: once again, they are favoring war over diplomacy.

'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.

Jessica Schulberg

GOP Attempt To Scuttle Obama's Iran Deal Faces Its Own Existential Threats Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fragile but growing congressional effort to bring oversight to ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran is at risk of unravelling, as ...

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Tells Bob Corker It's 'Reckless' And 'Irresponsible' To Vote Now On Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Wednesday evening asked Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to postpone markup of hi...

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...

Why This Conservative Supports the Iranian Framework

William Werkmeister | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
William Werkmeister

The Iranian nuclear framework is one which, if anything, is skewed towards US interests, while serving as an outline for a definitive agreement which, at the same time, could be palatable in Iran.

Ali Watkins

Someone's Got To Pay For The Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Washington and its negotiating partners celebrate a historic step toward dismantling Iran's nuclear program, a lesser-known and cash-...

Jessica Schulberg

The Key Takeaways From The Iran Deal, According To Former State Department Negotiators

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To those who feared that the deadline for a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal would pass with nothing to show for two years o...

Hope Springs: The Iran Breakthrough

Susan Shaer | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Susan Shaer

The last year and a half of negotiations between Iran and six international powers has created a remarkable and historic shift. Not only have relations between the United States and Iran begun to thaw after 30 years of enmity, but it is increasingly looking like the international community will be able to solve the Iran nuclear crisis together.

Today's Announcement on Framework for Iran Nuclear Deal

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Today's announcement of a framework for a comprehensive agreement between the United States, our allies, and Iran that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is a significant diplomatic achievement.

Jessica Schulberg

All Eyes On Ben Cardin's Iran Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jessica Schulberg

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an anti-climactic response to a March 31 deadline for reaching a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal, negotiators from Iran,...

10-Point Field Guide to Any Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If and when a 'framework agreement" is concluded, here is my latest "Field Guide" to assess whatever may emerge tonight, tomorrow or whenever.

Jessica Schulberg

Iran Nuclear Talks Go To The Wire With 50-50 Chance of Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iranian and American negotiators give themselves a 50-50 chance of reaching a nuclear agreement before Tuesday's deadline, with several ...

How to Know if the Iran Deal Is a Good Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

World leaders are close to an historic agreement that would roll back and contain Iran's nuclear program. In order for the deal to succeed, however, it must deliver on three core issues.

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...