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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 04.09.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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.

As Iran Nuclear Negotiations Begin, Threat of Increased Sanctions Looms Large

Jacob Glass | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Jacob Glass

Our senators are facing significant political pressure to resist multilateralism and pursue increased sanctions based on an uncompromising mistrust of Iran. But history judges leaders not upon their conformity with party politics, but upon the ultimate results they achieve.

Russia Warns West It May Change Its Stance On Iran

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia may revise its stance in the Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, a senior diplomat warned Wednesday...

A Retrospective on US Diplomacy Toward Iran

Joseph Braude | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Joseph Braude

Last year I had the opportunity to speak with former Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama White House officials about the history of efforts at diplomacy with the Iranian regime.

Israeli-Iranian Axis? Highly Illusionary

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Iran must now cope with the new reality, which may well explain why Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and why its efforts in this regard will set Israel further apart from Tehran, rather than bring them together to form an unholy axis.

Netanyahu at the White House

Natan Sachs | Posted 03.03.2014 | World
Natan Sachs

The stakes on both the Israeli-Palestinian and the Iranian issues are high; important decisions on both will soon be required. It would serve both countries well if in private, too, the leaders were able to work closely on what are, at the end of the day, closely aligned interests.

Senate Republicans About to Screw Veterans -- All for a Campaign Ad

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It takes a lot to say that Senate conservatives have just made their most craven move in many years, but that's exactly what is happening. In an effort to force a vote on increasing sanctions on Iran, the Senate Minority is trying to attach the measure to an otherwise non-controversial bill that would help veterans, immensely.

The Perils of Nuclear Iran

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There are two intertwined implications for the Gulf States and Israel in particular that a nuclear Iran presents: the physical and the psychological. Whereas Iran's physical possession of nuclear weapons can be neutralized through deterrence and containment, the psychological aspect will linger as it will constantly bear a high degree of uncertainty.

Noam Chomsky: Talking About Iran Sanctions Is 'Surreal'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

Iran and six world leaders agreed to a plan Thursday for negotiating an agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program in exchange for eased economic sanc...

Khamenei Is Pessimistic About Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

Negotiations about such a critical and vital issue must be done with the full support of the power structure in Iran. The Supreme Leader cannot view President Rouhani and his administration as his puppets, such that he can withdraw his support for them.

Iran, U.S. Meet As Nuclear Deal Talks Begin

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a fin...

What You Need To Know About The World This Week

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

The WorldPost presents a roundup of world events to watch in the coming week. 1. Iran Nuclear talks restart On Tuesday negotiators from the U.N....

Iran, U.S. Agree Final Nuclear Deal May Be Unreachable

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The United States and long-time arch-foe Iran agree on at least one ...

Luke Johnson

Over A Hundred Reps. Say Hold Off On Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 104 House members urged Congress in a letter sent Wednesday to President Barack Obama not to vote on an Iran sanct...

Obama And Hollande: France And The U.S. Enjoy A Renewed Alliance

Washington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A decade ago, few would have imagined our two countries working so closely together in so many ways. But in recent years our alliance has transformed....

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

Obama Warns Congress Off Iran Sanctions

Ryan Costello | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

Let's hope the president's message sinks in, because reflexive congressional support for punishing Iran regardless of the consequences remains one of the key obstacles to shattering 34 years of mutual enmity and securing a nuclear deal.

Here's What Americans Think Of The Deal With Iran

AP | By LARA JAKES and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans support an agreement by the U.S. and five other world powers to limit Iran's disputed nuclear program, but...

Obama Administration Expects Negotiations On Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume Next Month

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration expects negotiations on a final nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran to begin by mid-February....

The Endless Arms Race: Despite Great Power Promises, New Nuclear Weapons Are On the Way

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

It's heartening to see that an agreement has been reached to ensure that Iran honors its commitment, made when it signed the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), to forgo developing nuclear weapons.

A Big Day for Diplomacy With Iran

Matt Lockshin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Lockshin

Monday could go down in history as the day we took our first step toward a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran that prevents the country from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. But the peaceful resolution of international concerns about Iran's nuclear program is hardly assured.

John Kerry Heads To Syria Talks After Iran Spat

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Switzerland for an international conference on ending the crisis in Syria after a ...

U.S. To Begin Easing Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after Te...