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Iranians Vote On Ahmadinejad's Successor

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, June 14 (Reuters) - Iranians began voting on Friday in a presidential election unlikely to result in seismic shifts in it...

American Pastor Transferred To 'Hanging Judge' In Iran

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

Christian Reverend Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old American pastor currently being held in an Iranian prison, has been transferred to a judge known for h...

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.

Iranian Riots Prove Sanctions and Oil Embargo are Working

Daniel Dicker | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
Daniel Dicker

The main problem I saw in last night's debate for President Obama was his unwillingness to point up the many successes he has had in his last three years as president. In foreign policy, a fresh success is brewing which no one seems to notice.

Getting Iran's Nuclear Program Wrong, Very Wrong

Ziya Meral | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Ziya Meral

What seems to matter to Iran's rulers most is not the end goal of weapons, but the very process of tension with the outside of world. If we simply focus on stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons, the regime might in fact stand to gain more in the end.

Iran Targeting Expatriates

Roya Boroumand | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Roya Boroumand

The government message is clear: communicating independently with Iranians or echoing their voices is not allowed. And it works.

Not Another War, Please!

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 03.18.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Though the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1980 ended unsatisfactorily from the point of view of U.S. honor, a great power needs to get beyond residual rancors.

Congresswoman Calls Ahmadinejad Meeting With Castro, 'A Tour Of Tyrants'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Cuban-American congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has labeled Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Latin America trip, with stops in Cuba...

Maddow Can't Contain Her Glee

Posted 11.23.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow managed to successfully link the president of Iran with rising corporate profits on her Thursday show. Maddow began the show by celeb...

Ahmadinejad Comes to Town, Don't Let Him Off the Hook!

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

Ahmadinejad's presence at the UN General Assembly provides the international community an opportunity to hold him accountable for gross human rights violations committed by the Iranian regime.

New Media and Iran's Revolutionary Impulse

Adel Iskandar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adel Iskandar

With much of the population in the country having been raised under the Islamic Republic's counter-hegemonic ideology, subverting authority may become engrained in a manner that does not give the regime and its clerics immunity.

Abandoning Friends, Appeasing Foes

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Does America have the guts, and the integrity, to finally help those struggling against Iran's regime? Or are we going to continue to play poker with Ahmadinejad, bluffing our way into a deadly showdown?

Why Obama Should Welcome GOP Opposition to New START

Michael Lieberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Lieberman

Failing to ratify START will have serious ramifications for other U.S. priorities around the world. Yet nuclear terrorism and reduced leverage on Iran are risks Republicans seem blithely willing to tolerate.

Jafar Panahi: I am Iranian and I will remain in Iran

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was jailed in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, this past March. Iran never revealed why Mr Panahi was detained,...

Sakineh, Ahmadinejad, and the "Insolents"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

And so Iran is backing down. The Islamic Republic does it in its own way, tortuously, but it is backing down -- a fact made evident this morning in two announcements by officials from Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Fall and Rise of a Lovely Day

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

By William Fisher So there I was, sitting in my living room, laptop perched on knees, I-Pod across the room belting out tunes from my collection of j...

Questions, Questions: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If tainted eggs can spread salmonella, can tainted salmon spread eggstacy?

Turkey and the Muslim Bomb

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

Erdogan might see himself as a leader who will bring justice to the region by diplomacy, but he'd better be careful in case he gets a 'Muslim bomb' just next door.

In the Absence of a US Foreign Policy

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

America has no vision for the Middle East. Until a policy on Syria is drafted, Washington will be improvising on how to deal with Damascus.

A Direct Answer to Alan Dershowitz and a Challenge Back

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Alan, first, I am pleased to be asked what my opinion is rather than to be told. You ask whether I claim a direct relationship between Israel's acti...

A "New World Order" is Possible -- And Needed

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Brazil and Turkey's efforts to find a solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, which generated a negotiated agreement with Iran last week, must be seen in the context of a growing challenge to the international political order.

Asking Iran to Show Compassion for my Brother and His Friends

Shannon Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Bauer

When I first heard that my brother, his girlfriend and their friend had been detained in Iran I felt my heart sink. More than 100 days later, I still get that feeling each morning.

Is a Deal with Iran Finally Taking Shape?

Richard W. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard W. Parker

Will Iran accept the kind of deal ElBaradai is said to be seeking -- a deal that gives Iran limited enrichment in exchange for a form of nationwide surveillance?

Shane Bauer Espionage: Iran Accuses Boulder Resident Of Spying

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Shane Bauer, a man with ties to Boulder, has been accused--along with two friends--of espionage by the government of Iran. Bauer, along with friends ...

Qadaffi Is Not Ahmadinajad

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Not every friend of the United States wears a suit and tie, and sleeping in a tent doesn't make you an enemy of American values (just ask the boy scouts).