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Why This Is The Right Time To Cooperate With Iran

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

We do not need to become an "ally" of Iran, but we should recognize that we will need to provide military support to the Iraqi government in the time ahead and, indeed, our special forces are already on the ground there. Iran will do the same. We will therefore have U.S. security activities alongside those of Iran in the Iraqi national battlespace. We should at least discuss the situation, and at a minimum, de-conflict our activities, from special forces advisors to airstrikes.

The Iran Nuclear Talks Are Not Going Well, Deadline Looms

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nucle...

Iran's President Contemplates Cooperation With U.S. On Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, June 14 (Reuters) - Iran could contemplate cooperating with its old adversary the United States...

Defusing Iran

Project Syndicate | Joschka Fischer | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

BERLIN – On February 18, crucial negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program began in Vienna between Iran and the five permanent members of the Unite...

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 ...

In Geneva, U.S. and Iran Near the Finish Line

Reza Marashi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Marashi

One did not have to be in Geneva to see the obvious: more progress was made over the past three days than in the past three decades combined.

Kerry: Major Powers Agreed On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were ...

Iran's FM Warns Obama: 'Flip-Flop' Threatens Trust

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

The Iranian foreign minister warned Barack Obama Tuesday that "flip-flop" threatened efforts to build trust, after the US president told the Israeli p...

Iranian President Urges World Leaders To 'Seize The Opportunity'

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged world leaders on Thursday to "seize the opportunity" presented by his electio...

Iran's Olive Branch To The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

By Marcus George and Paul Taylor DUBAI/PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - If Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani wanted to signal his dete...

Senate Considers Iraq-Style Regime Change Policy for Iran

Ryan Costello | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Ryan Costello

It would be great if we could push Iran in a more democratic direction, and have diplomacy address far more than the nuclear issue. But here is why the pretty language is deceiving. We have tried this before and it didn't lead to democracy. It led to war. Remember Iraq?

U.S. And Iran Agree .... On Wrestling

AP | By NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Sports

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a...

A Lull in the Iranian Crisis?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Ever since last year's U.S. presidential election race ended, the much-discussed concerns over Iran's nuclear build-up have vanished from the national debate. A sudden shroud over Iran, however, does not mean that the dispute is going to go away. The Iranian spectre will pop up again in unexpected ways.

Obama's Second Chance to Engage Iran

Michael Hughes | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Michael Hughes

Although forging a settlement will require both sides to muster a significant amount of political courage, it is well worth the risk. Obama's reelection should remove some political constraints, yet domestic resistance within the U.S. and Iran could still impede rapprochement.

Will Iran and Obama 2.0 Compromise?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

it is arguably the Iranian nuclear impasse that will serve as the ultimate test of President Obama's foreign policy mettle. The Middle East is no stranger to conflicts, but an Iran-West confrontation (to check Tehran's nuclear ambitions) could spell an unimaginable destruction unbeknownst to modern history.

Pentagon: Iran Fired On U.S. Drone

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over ...

Iran Sanctions: The Case for Humanitarian Waivers

Karim Pakravan | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Karim Pakravan

Crippling sanctions have paralyzed the Iranian economy, but have yet to achieve their stated aim, to force the regime to abandon its nuclear program. What they have done is to led to mass unemployment and the impoverishment of the average Iranian family.

War With Iran? A Time to Ask Questions

Terry Newell | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Terry Newell

We should not once again leave ourselves at the mercy of events or inadequate public debate. War may in fact need to come, but the time to adequately consider that need is now, not when the immediacy of the moment renders rational discussion and debate emotionally, or practically, impossible.

Iran Offers Comprehensive Deal

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

This should be huge news. According to Barbara Slavin, the veteran Middle East reporter, the Iranian government has issued a 10-page paper suggesting the resolution of its conflict over its nuclear program through comprehensive negotiations with the west.

Iran Test Fires Long-Range Missiles

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Tuesday it test-fired several ballistic missiles, including a long-range variety meant to dissuade an Israeli or U.S. a...

Deep-Sixing the China Option

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Since talks with Iran over its nuclear development started up again in April, U.S. officials have repeatedly warned that Tehran will not be allowed to "play for time" in the negotiations. In fact, it is the Obama administration that is playing for time.

UN Inspectors Push Iran On Military Site Access

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, May 14 (Reuters) - A senior U.N. nuclear official said Iran must give his inspectors access to info...

Eline Gordts

Nobel Laureate: Sanctions 'Hurt The Iranian People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel Prize laureate, lawyer, human rights activist and fierce critic of the Iranian regime. Yet despite her opposition to Iranian P...

Iran, World Powers Set To Start Crucial Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, April 13 (Reuters) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator arrived in Istanbul on Friday for his first talks with the world powers in more than...

Obama Reportedly Clears Harsh Iran Sanctions

AP | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, ...