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Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Poison Values

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Poison gas is not only a "moral obscenity" -- one the United States stockpiled for decades after its use was banned in warfare -- but a metaphor for human recklessness and wasted science.

Matt Sledge

U.S.: Chemical Weapons A 'Moral Obscenity,' Unless Our Allies Have Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry called the "indiscriminate slaughter" of civilians in Syria using chemical weapons a "moral obscenity" in a speech two w...

Report: U.S. Gave Saddam Intel, Ignored Chemical Attacks In 1980s

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would ...

Can Oman and Iran's 'Special' Relationship Last?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

While Oman continues to use its leverage to thwart a military confrontation in the Arabian Gulf, officials in Muscat have accepted that their influence is naturally limited, and they have taken actions to prepare for a scenario in which the Strait of Hormuz is closed.

Iran's New Drones Can Reach Israel

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian military leaders gave details of a new long-range drone and test fired four anti-ship missiles Tuesday in a prelude to upcomin...

Iran: New Air Defense System Designed To Confront American Warplanes

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Friday displayed a new, all-Iranian-made air defense system, saying it was designed to confront American warplanes in case of ...

Iran, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Ideologically speaking, by proclaiming itself the safe-guarder of Islamic values Iran has been challenging Saudi Arabia's position in the Middle East for decades.

Iran's Nuclear Crisis: Why ICC Ratification Could Help Ease Tensions and Avert War

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.

A Critique of Fareed Zakaria's Uninformed Commentary on Iran [Part 2]

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Fareed Zakaria has been able to get more recognition for his name throughout his years as the editor of Newsweek, and now as the host of Global Public...

Iranian Leaders Use Violence and Manipulate Legal System to Quell Opposition

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

Leaders of the Islamic Republic hope to take control of the narrative of the post-election protests that have produced the deepest political crisis in Iran since the early years of the Islamic Republic.

Iran Abuse Confirmations Abound: Mohsen and Saeedeh's Stories

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

This week, two more official accounts come out of Iran, confirming the extent of violence that is taking place in the country's detention centers.

Post-Election Iran: What America Must Do Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The Iranian Republic requires American antagonism to uphold its regional influence and its stranglehold on the Iranian people - the United States should deprive it of this gift.