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War With Iran

Sarah Palin's Jihad

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

Palin's comment about Iran reflects an ongoing effort by conservatives to cast Obama as soft on terrorism, and mirrors much of the media coverage following the foiled Christmas Day attack.

Investing in Iran: Five Reasons Why American Philanthropists Should Support the Iranian Opposition

Trevor Neilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trevor Neilson

The opposition in Iran desperately needs support, and wealthy individuals in the United States are well positioned to provide it.

Israelis Brace Themselves For War With IranIsraelis Brace Themselves For War With Iran

wsj.com | YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The postcard from the Home Front Command that recently arrived in my mailbox looks like an ad from the Ministry of Tourism. A map of Israel is divided...

Regime Change in Tehran? Don't Bet on It -- Yet

Dilip Hiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dilip Hiro

The dramatic images of protestors in Iran leave many Westerners assuming this is a preamble to regime change in Tehran. That view overlooks cardinal differences between the present moment and the 1978-1979 events.

The Iran and Obama Dance

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

It's not Obama's fault that Iraq and Afghanistan happened, but it will be his fault if he rushes into a threat-laden, pseudo-engagement with Iran at this historical crossroads in US-Iran relations.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.

Obama Administration Forms Iran Policy To 'Inject A Degree Of Rationality Into The Relationship'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The silent protest began in Imam Khomeini Square in front of the forbidding Ministry of Telecommunications, which was busy cutting off cellphones but ...

Iran's Unresolved Revolution

Lydia Khalil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lydia Khalil

After Iran's protest's last month we've heard precious little from the protestors. Have they been defeated by the efficient crackdown? We shouldn't dismiss the movement just yet.

$10,000 Reward: Show How the Iranian Election Was "Stolen"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Accepting that Ahmadinejad won doesn't mean you love Ahmadinejad. It means you want to deal with the world as it exists in reality, not the world as it exists in your fantasy.

Note to US Congress: Back Off of Iran!

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Taking a backseat to allow others to embrace their own destiny does not weaken the United States, it strengthens it.

Iran's Aggression Could Join Arabs and Israelis

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mort Zuckerman

For the first time in a century, Arabs and Jews alike fully appreciate the menace in Iran's hegemonic ambitions to dominate the Muslim world.

The Pianist: Polish Political Protest

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

There is something profoundly venerable about an artist who is not afraid to speak up. Krystian Zimerman spoke out against President Obama intention to press ahead with George W.'s plans to install a missile-defense shield in Poland.

US May Accept Iran's Uranium Pursuit

Financial Times | Daniel Dombey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US officials are considering whether to accept Iran's pursuit of uranium enrichment, which has been outlawed by the United Nations and remains at the ...

Will Iran Come Out Of The Nuclear Closet?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

If the Israeli nuclear program grew out of fear of its neighbors and the conviction that the Holocaust justified any measures Israel took to ensure its survival, from where does Iran's justification come?

How Obama Can Further U.S.-Iran Relations

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

President Barack Obama, who says he wants to open serious talks with Iran and establish better relations will have his work cut out for him. His first step is to read Iran's modern history.

Iran Admitted Attacks On Western Troops In Iraq: UK Ambassador

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran offered to stop attacking British troops in Iraq to try to get the West to drop objections to Tehran's uranium enrichment project, a UK official ...

Dear President Ahmadinejad and President Obama: Support Generation Y Diplomacy

Negar Razavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Negar Razavi

An exchange between young Iranians and Americans can accomplish a great deal by helping build a foundation of understanding and respect, which is essential to sustain future agreements.

Cut And Run?

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Here is the Billionaires' power-pop punk ode to John McCain, the warrior, featuring our resident rock god, J. Paul Geddy Lee.

Civilian Diplomacy

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

With the Bush administration in popularity freefall, its splendid little war in Iraq having run aground, many Americans have been eying its hollow belligerence toward Iran with acute nervousness.

Treacherous Behaviour: Russia, China and Iran

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hannah Fisher

Without hard-hitting sanctions, military action against Iran is inevitable. Dealing with the vice of Iran now is unpleasant, but dealing with a nuclear Iran will be a thousand times worse.

Geneva: The New Munich?

Alexander Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Barnes

Iran's oft-stated nuclear ambitions remain the single greatest threat to world peace. But instead of recognizing the Iranian threat for what it is, Europeans continue to focus on blaming themselves for past colonial failures.

Hersh: Cheney's Office Considered Disguising Navy Seals As Iranians To Provoke War

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh recently told Think Progress that a recent meeting in Vice President Cheney's office on the t...

Why Doesn't Media Ask McCain: "You Have Served Your Country Honorably, Sir, but Exactly Which Wars Have You Won?"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain will opt for war as the first choice, not the last choice. With America now embroiled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one has to worry about John McCain's desire to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran."

Anti-War Movement Successfully Pushes Back Against Military Confrontation With Iran

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

In the past two months, the anti-war movement has taken on one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States in an important fight. And so far, it's winning.

Wish To Be Poor and Unemployed? Support Military Attacks on Iran

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muhammad Sahimi

Whereas the implications of a war with Iran for the national security of the US would be much worse than those of the Iraq war, little has been said about the implications for our economic security here at home.