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Women's Right to Attend Sports Events at Centre of Iran's Culture Wars

James Dorsey | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The arrest In June of 25-year old Ghoncheh Ghavami together with more than a dozen other women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men's team was playing Italy was first disclosed earlier this month by The Guardian.

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Netanyahu's Tactical Use of U.S. 'Strategic' Dialogue

Shai Franklin | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
Shai Franklin

Given international realities, there may be no way to absolutely stop Iran, but any deal Washington agrees to will be far better than what current or additional sanctions would be able to achieve -- and Russia and China would never agree on more sanctions if a reasonable deal is on the table.

One Year Under the Pragmatist Government Insider: Rouhani

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

How has President Rouhani addressed the critical issues on Tehran's agenda in his first year and has he succeeded in fulfilling his promises?

President Must Get Proper Congressional Approval for Any Final Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Ivan Eland | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

To be constitutional, any agreement with Iran must be in the form of a treaty, which would need to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate.

Iran Tells UN Nuclear Chief No Talks On Missiles

AP | Nasser Karimi | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its ...

Iran's President Lashes Out At Critics Of Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contest...

Why the Iran Negotiations Matter in Columbus

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

Hardliners in the United States may claim that the extension buys Iran time. That is simply not the case.

GOP Senators Demand Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powe...

If Iran Negotiations Need to Continue, Let Them

Ryan Costello | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

It appears that the key hurdle to a diplomatic breakthrough is a surmountable one: defining the size and scale of Iran's enrichment program throughout the course of an agreement.

Iran May Have Had a Nuclear Weapons Program. That Doesn't Mean We Can't Make a Deal.

John Allen Gay | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
John Allen Gay

We must resist the temptation to conflate technical and legalistic questions with the political and strategic questions that are the true stakes in this decade-long crisis. Succumbing to a very similar temptation about Iraq's WMD programs helped draw us into war there.

Congress Can Avoid Iran War By Supporting Negotiations

Jon Soltz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As an Iraq war veteran who served two tours, at the beginning and end, I can tell you that I understand the alternatives. They scare the living hell out of me.

Michael McAuliff

Study: Iran Sanctions Cost The U.S. Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the deadline looming in talks between the United States and Iran to reach a nuclear deal, an Iranian-American advocacy group has re...

Kerry Tries To Save Iran Nuclear Talks Days Before Deadline

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the...

Israel and Saudi Arabia: Forging Ties on Quicksand

James Dorsey | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
James Dorsey

As states, Saudi Arabia and Israel share few, if any common values, despite some cultural values that are common to Wahhabism, the austere form of Islam adopted by the kingdom, and ultra-orthodox Jews. But they increasingly have common interests.

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

World Cup Boosts Iran's Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

James Dorsey | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Iranian team's performance so far with its 0:0 draw against Nigeria in its first World Cup match in which it was not defeated in its first tournament game as well as the encounter with Argentina, has spared Mr. Rouhani and his government being blamed for another failure.

Iran Nuclear Gridlock Is Political, Not Technical

Ryan Costello | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

The Iran nuclear talks present a rare opportunity for a major American diplomatic victory. If negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran bridge the remaining political gaps, they will resolve a major national security threat -- a potential Iranian nuclear weapon -- without a shot being fired.

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.

How Will Iran's Nuclear Waltz With the US End?

Raymond Barrett | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Raymond Barrett

If Tehran is looking for guidance on how to smother calls for political reform through a globalized economic renaissance, it needs look no farther than Beijing.

REPORT: Iran Pursuing Ballistic Missile Work

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

* U.S. brought up missiles as Vienna nuclear talks resumed * Iran refusing to discuss ballistic missiles -Iranian official ...

Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.

Talks With Iran Continue Amid Outrage Over Ambassador Pick

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washingt...

Let's Disarm the Nation and the World -- Starting at Home

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

From our provincial position, 'evil' nations like North Korea should not have dangerous weapons. From their provincial position, our possession of nuclear weapons provides a practical and moral imperative that they have equally deadly capabilities.

Undercutting the Iran Nuclear Talks

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The American side's ratcheting up, and rigidifying the terms of what it defines as an acceptable accord with Iran, reflects a readiness to risk seeing the talks collapse.