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Tyler Kingkade

UMass Amherst Reverses Controversial Policy On Iranian Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is backing down from a controversial policy that would block Iranian citizens from certain engineering and sci...

Tyler Kingkade

Iranian Students Feel 'Betrayed, Excluded, And Threatened' By UMass Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2015 | College

Two student groups are decrying an "outrageous" University of Massachusetts Amherst policy that restricts Iranian citizens from enrolling in some engi...

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Continue Pushing For Iran Legislation, Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than twelve hours after President Barack Obama directly warned lawmakers against nudging their way into talks over Iran’s nuclea...

'Rolling' Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The investigative journalist and scholar Gareth Porter offers a persuasive argument for the proposition that the Obama administration will not make the minimal concessions needed to secure a nuclear accord with Iran. Porter's analysis leaves us with two questions.

How Iran Can Escape Its Nuclear Deadlock with the U.S.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

It should be mentioned that in response to my protest against massive vote rigging during the first election of the parliament after the Revolution, Khomeini told me in a private conversation that people have no vote whatsoever and that we only conduct such elections in order to close the mouths of Westerners.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Washington Post Journalist Jailed In Iran Gains Attention As Nuclear Talks Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed ...

Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Not only does Khamenei approve the Geneva Accord, he also supports the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear program in an equitable and just framework, one in which Iran's nuclear rights are respected and the economic sanctions are lifted, in return for Iran's guarantee of not pursuing nuclear weapons

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners -- Canada, th...

Failed Nuclear Talks Are Not Iran's Fault

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Iran made major concessions. It was excessive demands by the U.S. and its allies that prevented the comprehensive agreement from materializing.

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...

Tehran. Waiting for Normality

Roberto Toscano | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Roberto Toscano

Iran is not a nuclear file, it is a country. An important one. What one brings back from conversations in Tehran is the widespread hope that both political realism and an "ethic of responsibility" will prevail on all sides.

Friends of the Devil: U.S.-Iran Ties Beyond a Nuclear Deal

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Jerrold D. Green

People of good will hope that the ongoing P5+1 negotiations will culminate in a deal by November 24, but whether the final deal happens next month or not, it will be important to continue to avoid conflict in favor of dialogue and even collaboration when possible.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Building a Recipe for Success

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

With each round of talks, Iranian and Western negotiators dive deeper into the details and substance of key technical issues -- some of which had never truly been discussed.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Inch Toward a Better Future

Reza Marashi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

So, now the hard part begins. It is fair to point out that the gap between technical solutions and political solutions may be too wide to bridge. However, the likely alternative -- war -- is a stark reminder for both sides that the status quo is neither in their interests nor sustainable.

Why Détente With Iran Is a Historic Game Changer

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

We are at a potential cusp, a transformational moment in the Gulf and the Middle East where détente with Iran could radically change the geopolitics and economics of the region. The opportunity should not be missed.

Keep the Focus on Iran's Human Rights

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

Progress towards a nuclear deal should by no means lessen international attention to the human rights violations that have reached crisis levels in Iran since the disputed 2009 election and which continue to this day despite the election of Hassan Rouhani.

The U.S. Cannot Provide Absolute Security for Its Middle East Allies

Shireen T. Hunter | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Shireen T. Hunter

The signing of the interim agreement between Iran and the 5+1 countries over Iran's nuclear program produced a very slight and, lately, dimming glimmer of hope that a process of reconciliation between Iran and the U.S. can begin sometime in the future.

United States and Iran: Two-way Street on Trust

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Matthew Dowd

Iran has done many despicable things over the years and has provided resources and weapons to many terrorists around the world. And for all that it should be condemned and any trust of Iran should be slow and verifiable. But Iran as a country also has trust issues with us.

How Prophet Muhammad's Humility Could Shape the US-Iranian Peace Deal

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

US-Iranian leaders could draw inspiration from the humility of Prophet Muhammad in negotiations. Yes, all sides are not completely happy but I like to believe that "a good compromise is a compromise in which both sides are equally unhappy."

Easing Of Iran Sanctions Could Begin In December

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping...

Rough Going In Iran Nuclear Talks

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and five foreign ministers joined Iran nuclear talks Saturday, cautioning there were no guarantees ...

The Iran Negotiations Must Not Fail

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

This development -- the possibility of ending any Iranian nuclear threat and ultimately normalizing relations with Iran after a four decade freeze -- was made possible by an event few anticipated.

Iran Nuclear Talks Are Bound to Get Tougher

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Achieving any sort of deal would be a major accomplishment, as it would help alleviate a large number of problems that continue to plague the Middle East, including the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Power: 'We Have To Test This Regime'

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the Obama administration needs more time, without new sanctions, to pursue a deal w...

Will Anti-U.S. Billboards Hinder Iran's Improving Reputation?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

As he appears to be chipping away at the decades-long, icy relations with the United States, probably the last thing Hassan Rouhani wants is a public...