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Get Serious About Freeing American Captives in Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

If the US is serious about securing the release of its citizens detained in Iran, it must get over its aversion to dealing with Iran's hardliners and set up a permanent means of official dialogue.

Is the Sanctions Debate Justifying the Military Option?

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

To an outsider, it may seem like Washington is united in favor of imposing new sanctions on Iran. But, like in Iran itself, the internal wrangling ove...

Changing Course on Iran Sanctions

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

New sanctions on Iran are about the surest bet in Washington these days. Both the House and the Senate have passed a "crippling" gasoline embargo, an...

Amanpour Is Being Attacked Because She's Iranian

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Disney

Since the hostage crisis in 1979, Iranian Americans have experienced the scorn and derision of bigots who reduce a proud and ancient heritage to the reprehensible actions of Iran's theocratic government.

Iran's Next (Literal) Tectonic Shift

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

Bilham predicts if Tehran were hit by an earthquake similar to Haiti's, one million people could die, due to what many geologists believe is the country's dangerous neglect of earthquake preparation.

Iran at a Crossroads

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

Iran-watchers are struggling with the cognitive dissonance of it all: how can you still oppose war but support the dismantling of the Islamic theocracy?

Disney Grandson Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The grandson of Walt Disney has pleaded not guilty to drug and gun charges in Los Angeles. Patrick Disney Miller was being held i...

Some in Congress Get Smart on Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

When it comes to sanctions, bigger is not always better. If Washington wants to do something on Iran, it should first stop helping the Ahmadinejad government repress its people.

When All You Have is a Hammer, Every Iran Problem Looks Like a Nail

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

While Ahmadinejad is at the podium in the UN, Congress is expected to impose what it calls "crippling sanctions" on Iran's economy. But this plan has number of obvious flaws.