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Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

First Nuclear Deal: P5+1 and IAEA

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

This deal raises the question as to whether it can truly be viewed as a deal as good as both sides project it to be. Who actually comes out of this deal as a winner? And is there a loser?

Is the "P6" Now Ready for Prime Time in Geneva?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

November 10 will not go down as a stellar day for U.S. diplomacy. The premature faux hoopla over the scuttled first-stage nuclear agreement with Iran yielded little more than a legacy of miscues and a dozen eggs on Uncle Sam's face.

IAEA: Iran Virtually Halted Expansion Of Nuclear Facilities

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Since Hassan Rouhani became president, Iran has halted a rapid expansion of its uranium en...

Iran's Unanswered Questions

Michael Rose | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Michael Rose

The pre-government shut down news cycle was obsessed with last week's address to the United Nations General Assembly by Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, the handshake with Barack Obama that didn't happen and finally their 15-minute phone conversation.

IAEA Report: Iran Significantly Upgrades Nuclear Program

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

VIENNA — The U.N. atomic agency on Wednesday detailed rapid Iranian progress in two programs that the West fears are geared toward making nuclea...

Nuclear Inspectors Say Iran Mission Has Failed

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

VIENNA — U.N experts returned from Tehran on Friday without sealing a long-sought deal that would restart a probe of suspicions that Iran worked...

Elite Squad To Investigate Iran's Nuclear Program

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

VIENNA — The U.N. nuclear agency has created a special Iran Task Force of nuclear weapons experts, intelligence analysts and other specialists f...

Iran, Nuclear Watchdog Gear Up For New Round Of Nuke Talks

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) - Iran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog began a new round of talks on Friday in an at...

The Iranian Nuclear Program: A Consistent Lack of Evidence

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

Despite the long line of reports and officials stating that there is "no evidence" of a nuclear weapons program, concerns persist for one primary reason. We do not trust Iran.

Obstacles Loom As Nuclear Talks Near

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The most tangible accomplishment from the last meeting between Iran and world powers was simply an agreement to talk again about ...

UN Nuke Chief To Meet With Iranian Officials

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

VIENNA — The U.N. nuclear agency chief on Monday announced new talks with Iran and urged it to sign a deal that would relaunch his long-stalled ...

Iranian Nuclear Program: No Trust, No Evidence

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

If Iran were proven to be lying about its program's intentions, I and many others may have a different take on military action against Iran's nuclear facilities.

UN Nuclear Chief Heads To Iran

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

VIENNA — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency flew to Tehran on Sunday on a delicate mission that – if successful – could finally lif...

An Iranian's View on a Nuclear Iran

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

While it is not wise to use one interview as a basis to form an opinion or policy, one point of view is better than no point of view. I am fortunate to know someone from Iran briefly studying in the U.S. that is willing to talk about this issue from an Iranian point of view before he returns to Iran.

Should the U.S. Guarantee Israel's Security Against Iran?

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

There are no good options. The least bad option is to fully utilize the dual approach of sanctions and diplomacy and to guarantee Israel's safety in exchange for Israel not striking Iran.

The Iran Diplomacy Puzzle

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A failure to reach a diplomatic solution carries huge costs: tensions between Iran and the West continue to rise in what some have called a shadow war.

U.N. Watchdog: Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Progress

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it had failed to secure an agreement with Iran ...

The Standoff With Iran: Challenges And Options

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

War is said to be the result of political failure. The tense standoff with Iran is heating up again since Iran has threatened to shut down the 34-m...

Increased Activity At Alleged Iranian Nuclear Site

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

VIENNA -- Satellite surveillance has shown an increase in activity at an Iranian site suspected of links to alleged secret work on nuclear weapons, of...

Sanity in Exile

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The consensus congeals: Our next war must be with Iran. War hysteria springs eternal. It certainly makes great fodder for a presidential campaign, as virtually all the GOP commander-in-chief wannabes are playing tough as nails on the issue.

China And Iran: Lessons From A Lab Rat

Barry Lando | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Barry Lando

China's diplomats and businessmen have followed a sinuous route, publicly urging Iran to back away from plans for nuclear weapons, but refusing to support calls for tougher sanctions.

An Iranian Nuclear Escalation?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The UN's nuclear agency has issued its strongest judgment to date that Iran is seeking to develop a nuclear weapon.

UN Atomic Agency: Iran Working On Research To Make Nuclear Weapon

Posted 01.08.2012 | World

VIENNA -- The U.N. nuclear atomic energy agency says that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose can only be the develo...

The Effort to Isolate Iran

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The Obama administration's charges that Iran plotted the assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. have prompted denials and counter-charges from the Iranian regime.