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Iranian Nuclear Program

Which Route to Defuse Iranian Nuclear Bombs?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

There are two routes on the table for dealing with Iran's nuclear ambitions. The American route is the recent Geneva agreement to start a diplomatic...

Israeli Public Gives Iran Deal A Chance

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Going about their business on Monday, Israelis seemed more accepting than their leader...

Curbing Israeli-Arab Concerns About an American-Iranian Deal

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Whether the Obama-Rohani phone call will turn out to be the equivalent of the Nixon era's breakthrough with China remains to be seen. But, as in the case of China, such a dramatic turn of events requires assuring neighbors that their vital security interests will be protected.

If We Are the Government, Who Dares to Shut Us Down? Why We Should Care

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

October 1 state exchanges for the Affordable Care Act open, but most Americans do not understand them. Scientists release a report with overwhelming evidence that human beings are causing Global Warming, but it's a beautiful day outside.

Strategy Documents Revealed

William Bradley | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Strategy documents from an eminent consultancy circulating in the highest level of political circles around the President of the United States and the Governor of California have recently come into my possession.

Iran Makes Defiant Nuclear Move

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

VIENNA — U.N. nuclear inspectors recently counted nearly 200 advanced machines fully or partially installed at Iran's main uranium enrichment si...

Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall

Pepe Escobar | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Pepe Escobar

Will Obama 2.0 finally admit that Washington doesn't need regime change in Tehran to improve its relationship with that country?

Obama Faces Big Challenges Despite Debate Winner Romney's Latest Geopolitical Whiff

William Bradley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

On Iran, Romney's tough talk of war has disappeared with his old business colleague and friend Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's seeming to back away from strikes, at least this year, in his UN speech last month in New York. So what does he want to do differently from the "disastrous" Obama?

Dissident Warnings From Iran

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Two dissenting Iranian religious figures -- an imprisoned cleric and an exiled spiritual Sufi -- have issued messages to the world condemning the Iranian theocratic authorities and calling on all religious believers to assist Iranians against the governing hierarchy.

Give Iran the Bomb? A Very, Very Bad Idea

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While Kenneth N. Waltz takes a highly unusual approach to the issue by actually arguing that an Iranian bomb would stabilize the Middle East, he knows he is planting his ideas on somewhat fertile soil.

Tehran and Baghdad: Changing the Nuclear Dynamic

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The Baghdad meeting enhanced the credibility of the Israeli position that the Iranians see diplomacy as merely a stalling tactic to enable it to move forward on its nuclear program.

Ahistorical Partisanship

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Brent E. Sasley

The historical record demonstrates that U.S.-Israel disagreements, including public ones, aren't a Democrat thing. They are cyclical, and dependent on context and particular conditions at the time.

Poking a Stick in the Hornet's Nest of Iran

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When I visited Iran in the late '70s, only months before the Iranian revolution, some of the things I saw took on a different light after the overthro...

Middle East WMD 2.0 - Someone Will Be Proven Wrong on Iran

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

The way forward is reminiscent of the saying: "Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself." It seems that both the West and Iran have something to learn from this saying.

Is Iran's Nuclear Program Slowly Boiling Us?

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

While the West could be all wrong about Iran's intentions, the evidence uncovered by the IAEA does not suggest this to be the case.

Assassination in Tehran: An Act Of War?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Actions like these against civilians in one country endanger civilians in others. Imagine how the United States or Israel would react if Iran or even Canada started bumping off nuclear scientists (or anyone else) in Washington.

The Coming Accidental War with Iran

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Now that America's withdrawal from Iraq has been formalized, and Osama bin Laden and a host of autocrats have been vanquished, after a year of unbelievable changes throughout the Middle East, my prediction is that Iran is about to regain center stage in the region.

'The Public Is Going To Be Stunned When All Hell Breaks Loose'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum warned about the possibility of Iran getting a nuclear weapon Wednesday in an interview with The Washi...

Republican Candidates Attack Obama On Key Issue

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls are focusing on Iran as a weak spot in President Barack Obama's foreign policy record, and they're revi...

Spain To Host U.S. Missile Defense System

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The Obama administration and the Spanish government have agreed to base Aegis Cruisers on Spain's coast, as part of the anti-ballisti...

Is Robert Turner's Victory a Referendum on Obama's Israel Policy?

Heather Robinson | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Last Tuesday marked the first Republican victory in nearly one hundred years in New York's 9th Congressional district, a Jewish and Italian stronghold.

E.U. Sanctions on Tehran Bite, but German Politician Undermines Them, Say Activists

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Members of Stop the Bomb, a Berlin-based coalition of activists and intellectuals dedicated to preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, say that while German sanctions are important, they are not strong enough.

Noam Chomsky on the current (and enduring) crisis in the Middle East

Richard Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Hall

BEIRUT: Look back at Noam Chomsky's lectures over the years and you will notice a recurring title: "The current crisis in the Middle East." The reaso...

Crunch Time for Iran's Supreme Leader

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

In 2010 we are likely to see anti-regime demonstrations reaching rural areas and the spread of union strikes. Without a change of course, domestic stability will be fragile.

Who Can Hold Iran Accountable? Two-Thirds of the World

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

China is going to keep lending us. That still doesn't give us more leverage. How can we gain the upper hand in that regard in relations with China? There are two ways: pay the debt, or reform the UN.