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Turkey and Qatar: Close Allies, Sharing a Doomed Syria Policy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

In recent years, Turkey and Qatar have found much common ground on a host of foreign policy issues. Both Ankara and Doha have sponsored a variety of Sunni Islamist groups, seen as conduits for their geopolitical influence in the fluid Middle East. However, both countries have experienced setbacks from their engagement in some of the region's conflicts, most notably in Syria.

Baha'is To Celebrate "Twin Holy Days" For First Time Worldwide

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

This Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, the Baha'i community will for the first time on a global basis celebrate "Twin Holy Days" associated with the birthdays of the two Founders of their religion.

Another American Has Been Arrested In Iran

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks while he was visiting relatives in T...

The Hajj Stampede Exacerbates Saudi-Iranian Tension

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Last month's tragic crane collapse in Mecca and stampede in Mina certainly damaged Saudi Arabia's prestige and have raised further question about Riyadh's capacity to effectively administer the Hajj.

Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge of Putin as well as ISIS requires an answer beyond avoidance and containment. The threat is immediate but also the challenge to the rule of law and the ideology upon which free and democratic states have prospered as societies and economies over the last few decades.

Israel Says Won't Allow Iran To Join 'Nuclear Weapons Club'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out a...

The UAE's High Stakes in Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.

10 New Reasons to Worry About the Iran Deal

David Harris | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
David Harris

Since the P5+1 deal with Iran -- the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) -- was announced on July 14, there has been much discussion and debate about it, with lots more undoubtedly to come.

Britain To Reopen Embassy In Tehran This Weekend, Diplomat Says

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

London, Aug. 20 (Reuters) -- Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters ransacked the elegant a...

On Iran, Let's Get Serious

David Harris | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
David Harris

The Iran deal is perhaps the most consequential foreign policy issue in a generation. Yet the debate over it has too often fallen short of what's needed.

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

Should The U.S. And Iran Work Together In The Middle East?

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One question about Iran is on everybody's mind these days: Will last month's nuclear agreement between that country and five world power...

Dispatch From Iran

OpedSpace | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

For every impassioned citizen brandishing a burning American flag, there are five more Iranians with encouraging smiles, soliciting our nationality. Before we can respond "Swiss!" or "Australian!", our irreverent guide, Abdullah, has already unmasked us.

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world power...

Iran's Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Should Be Scrutinized Carefully

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri DUBAI, July 15 (Reuters) - The text of a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers should be carefully scrutin...

Iran Nuclear Agreement Mixes Language Of Treaty With Details Of Technical Paper

The Center for Public Integrity | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

  This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washing...

Iran's Honor System Nuke Deal Solves A Problem But Begs A Question

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Let's not kid ourselves. The deal with Iran that President Barack Obama so proudly announced on Tuesday does not prevent the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power. Far from it. The unasked, and unanswered, question in all the predictable hubbub and blather is how much that matters.

All Hail Iran the Victor?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The Mullahs in Iran have reason to celebrate. After 36 years, Iran has reclaimed its role as the definitive power in the Middle East, a truism it has known all along since regional geopolitics changed as a result of the 1991 Iraq War.

PHOTOS: Iranians Welcomes Nuclear Deal With V-Signs, Dancing

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iranians celebrated at home and in the streets on Tuesday, hours after negotiators for Iran and six world powers announced in Vienna they had brokered...

Tehran Celebrates After Historic Nuclear Deal Announcement

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri and Babak Dehghanpisheh DUBAI/BEIRUT, July 14 (Reuters) - Young Iranian men and women danced in streets in parts of ...

Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Final Stage

AP | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — An Iran nuclear agreement appeared likely within hours, diplomats said late Monday after a day in which American and Iranian negotiato...

If Iran Doesn't Meet These 4 Demands, the U.S. Should Walk Away

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and their delegates have held hours upon hours of meetings over the past two days with one objective in mind: striking a nuclear agreement before June 9 that everyone around the table can live with.

Obama, Rouhani Trade Warnings Over Nuclear Talks

Posted 07.01.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA, June 30 (Reuters) - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extendin...

Stronger United: Workers' Unions Across the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For the working poor, unions can provide a structure for voicing grievances and a collective power for bringing about change, often in the face of resistance. In this article, we travel from Mumbai and Bangalore to Tehran and Ho Chi Minh City to explore some of the struggles waged by unions to demand the rights of their members.