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Iran Nuclear Gridlock Is Political, Not Technical

Ryan Costello | Posted 06.21.2014 | 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.

A Few Thoughts on Possible US-Iran Collaboration in Iraq

Trita Parsi | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Reality is that Iran and the US need each other. And both of them need to recognize the other's ability to play a stabilizing role. Few things have been as destabilizing for the region than the US-Iran enmity.

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

Obama Heads To The Middle East, Seeks To Reassure The Saudis

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. off...

Obama: Reaching Key Agreement 'Will Be Difficult'

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. ...

Obama: U.S. Will Come Down On Iran Sanctions Violators 'Like A Ton Of Bricks'

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like "a to...

U.S. Waives Sanctions On Iran Broadcaster

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official said...

Luke Johnson

Obama Warns Saboteur Senators In State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama delivered a forceful veto threat in front of Congress, imploring members at his State of the Union speech Tuesday...

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....

Luke Johnson

Gates Backs Up Obama On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates defended President Barack Obama's policy on Iran Friday, arguing that additional sanctions now ...

Jennifer Bendery

Steny Hoyer Blasts 'Irresponsible' White House Officials Who Say Lawmakers Want War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday lashed out at White House officials who have suggested that backers of a new Iran s...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Repeats Threat To Veto New Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- A long-awaited preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran will take effect in one week, on Jan. 20, the White House announced Sunday. The an...

Obama Issues Veto Threat For New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he would veto any legislation enacting new sanctions on Iran as an agreement is met on how to implement the de...

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...

Jennifer Bendery

Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House To Threaten War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States finally puts a decade of war behind it, a group of senators, including 15 Democrats, is defying the White House and...

An Ethical Foreign Policy?

Ian Williams | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ian Williams

Any objective perspective on Iran has to step back to include its opponents in the overview. Why is it that the loudest yelps against Iran's alleged nuclear capability come from Israel, a state that itself has a large nuclear arsenal?

Obama On Iran: Diplomacy Is The Best Approach

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50/50 or worse, y...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Rewriting the Middle East Map

James Dorsey | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
James Dorsey

If all goes well, the preliminary agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council would ensure the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and ultimately reintegrate it into the international community.

What Would George Do?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's worth noting that when George Bush took office, Iran's nuclear program had had zero operational centrifuges, and during his Administration that number rose to over 8,000.

Obama Defends Nuclear Deal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to his critics, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the weekend nuclear agreement with Iran, declaring that the ...

Iran No-Spoiler Alert

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Marty Kaplan

So where are we in the Iran narrative? I mean no disrespect to the victims of Iran's terrorist clients, or the existential fears of Israelis and world Jewry, or U.S. security interests in the Middle East by calling it a narrative. Real events do happen in the real world, but people can't help trying to fit them into larger stories. We love to connect the dots. Storytelling isn't some atavistic remnant of our pre-scientific past; it's how our brains are hardwired. When no one knows what comes next, the political advantage goes to the most powerful narrators. When no one knows how things will end up, the same events can be construed as signposts toward tragedy or triumph. The Geneva deal may turn out to advance America's Middle East interests; it may be a historic blunder; it may make no difference.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senators Express Skepticism On Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

There is "bipartisan skepticism" about the nuclear deal that has been reached with Iran, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said during an appearance on "Fox N...

Obama: Iran Deal 'Important First Step'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JULIE PACE | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear deal with Iran is an "important first step" toward addressing the world's concerns over the ...

Obama To Deliver Statement On Iran Deal

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will make a statement Saturday night on the Iran nuclear agreement from the White House. Obama will speak ...

Obama Makes Personal Appeal To Senators On Iran

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally appealed to senators Tuesday to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. ...