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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
OpedSpace

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.

Oman's Diplomatic Bridge in Yemen

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Last month, US officials traveled to Oman and held "secret" talks with a Houthi delegation. Both sides discussed the implementation of a ceasefire and a political transition in Yemen.

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

Preserving Traditional Persian Cooking Is This Young Iranian Chef's Mission

Jackie Abramian | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Jackie Abramian

The elegantly re-imagined ancient bathhouse and the friendly service leaves us lingering here long after we complete our meal.

Tehran Becomes Giant Open-Air Art Gallery

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

The daily commute for many residents of Tehran, Iran, has gotten a little brighter -- a much more cultural. The city's mayor had 1,500 billboards,...

Formally Mapping Informality

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

One of the most valuable results of mapping informal settlements is highlighting that many self-built houses in the settlements are just as old as the city's first skyscrapers.

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

James Zogby | Posted 06.18.2015 | 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.

A Journey from Brooklyn to Tehran

Shaghayegh Farsijani | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Shaghayegh Farsijani

My recent semi-memoir "The Burden of My Red Lips in Tehran" is an eye-opener to what life really entails for female teens in the most heated years of Iran's modern history and it also serves as a weapon and shield to help teenagers move through the limitations and roadblocks.

Things Come Apart So Easily: Asghar Farhadi's About Elly

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

One of the signs that our future may turn out to be OK after all for me is watching the upward trend on the types of films that secure distribution in the U.S.