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Obama Iran Policy

Enrichment Dispute Between Iran and P5+1 Getting Resolved

Trita Parsi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Trita Parsi

Just as Iran must accept certain limitations for a period time as a result of their past violations and the breach in trust, the West must accept that once Iran has restored trust, it must enjoy the same benefits that all other NPT states enjoy.

Potential Obama Breakthrough Faces Hurdles

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear deal with Iran now depend in part on his ability to keep a lid on both hard-liners on...

3 Glaring Hypocrisies in Obama's Iran Policy

John Glaser | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
John Glaser

Americans need to stop pointing the finger at the "bad guys" Washington is so keen to warn us about, and start paying attention to their own government's crimes.

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?

Obama Victory Opens Iran Negotiation Window

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama could create an opportunity f...

"No Contact" Is the Keystone XL of Iran Policy

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

How could we get a clean shot at what the administration is not doing to move the ball forward on Iran diplomacy? We can demand the reversal of the "no contact" policy for U.S. diplomats.

Obama & Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The United States is on the brink of war with Iran with no more understanding -- or discussion -- than why we are fighting an all-out war in Afghanistan. What has become a national habit of acting without public deliberation is a clear and present danger to the country's well-being.

Iran Is No Threat -- Unless We Stay On Our Current Course

Alton Lu | Posted 05.01.2012 | Teen
Alton Lu

In the recent Arizona Republican debate, the candidates, aside from Ron Paul, were seen advocating for stronger sanctions and military action against Iran.

Are We on the Brink of War With Iran?

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

It is lack of political courage that has permitted this looming confrontation. Only courage and will can bring us out of it. The question is whether Obama can muster that will in an election year when any compromise is bound to be cast by Republicans as a betrayal of Israel.

On Iran, Obama Faces Wrath Of Congress And The Pro-War Lobby

Jamal Abdi | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

Obama was supposed to end the Bush policy and take us off of the trajectory to war with Iran, but with a little scolding from Congress and the pro-war lobbies, it now looks like the Barack Obama of 2008 has been put on time out.

Where Washington's Iran Policy Went Wrong

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

The U.S. should drop existing sanctions against Iran's private sector and instead consider a more constructive policy approach centered on engagement and economic integration.

Who Says Iran Is Becoming Isolated in the Middle East?

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

it is truly surreal for the Obama administration and its supporters to be extolling how badly isolated the Islamic Republic of Iran is becoming in the broader Middle East.

Targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

Iran's convoluted political and economic situation requires an innovative policy approach by Washington that focuses on engagement rather than further punitive sanctions.

Iran Sanctions: A Double-Edged Sword

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

A year after the Obama Administration's decision to attempt a new policy of engagement with Iran, the U.N. Security Council is considering new proposals for a fresh round of sanctions against Tehran.

Obama Administration Forms Iran Policy To 'Inject A Degree Of Rationality Into The Relationship'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The silent protest began in Imam Khomeini Square in front of the forbidding Ministry of Telecommunications, which was busy cutting off cellphones but ...

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.

Supreme Leader to Demonstrators: "Drop Dead!"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The titanic struggle of wills between the Supreme Leader and Mousavi is so riveting that it may very well seal the fate of any durable prospect of a rapprochement between Washington and Tehran.

Shirin Ebadi for President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.

The New Iranian Political Party

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As members of Iran's baby-boomer generation such as myself start entering our 30s, we are sending a message to our leaders: we've grown up, we're sick of your empty promises, and we've learned how to mobilize in true Iranian style.

Obama: Iran Nuclear Energy Concerns Legitimate

AP | NANCY ZUCKERBROD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations ar...

Has Obama Deliberately Doomed His Iran Diplomacy?

New York Times | FLYNT LEVERETT and HILLARY MANN LEVERETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S Iran policy has, in all likelihood, already failed. On its present course, the White House's approach will not stop Tehran's develop...

Ali Larijani, Iranian Parliament Speaker, Slams Obama's Nowruz Greeting

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's Parliament, on Wednesday criticized the United States in harsher terms than any other leading Iranian figure has d...

Obama On Iran: US Looking To "Directly Engage" With Iran, But Must Overcome Mistrust

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday his administration is looking for opportunities to engage longtime adversary Iran in the coming ...

Iranian Leaders Split Over Obama's Policy Freedom

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Dec 10 (IPS) - Iranian national security officials and political leaders have been carrying out an internal debate over how much freedom Presi...

Iran Rejects Obama's "Carrot And Stick" Proposal

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Monday rejected a proposal by President-elect Barack Obama that a combination of economic incentives and tighter sanction...