Iran

جمهوری اسلامی ايران

Look Before Leaping into Iran Deal

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Iran Could Make a Fine Ally

Ameer Ali, The Australian

Grand Bargaining With Iran

Carl Bildt, Project Syndicate

Iran Rises in Iraq, U.S. on the Bench

Mohammed Salih, Al-Monitor

I can think of many good reasons to go ahead with the nuclear deal with Iran, and I can think of just as many reasons not to. So, if you’re confused, let me see if I can conf...(full article)

SHI'ITES are a bete noire to the Sunni ulema (religious scholars) and Sunnis are the same for Shia imams. This antipathy between the sects is more than a millennium old but remaine...(full article)

Iran is an opportunity, not a threat; it’s a potential partner, not an enemy. For more than six years, this view of the Islamic Republic has guided the decisions made by Bar...(full article)

STOCKHOLM – Slowly but surely, Iran’s talks with the international community about its nuclear program are approaching the make-or-break point. But, more important, the outcome...(full article)

Iran has succeeded in expanding its influence in Iraq by supporting the Shiite paramilitary forces there, a move that the United States has avoided since 2003....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Iran's Great Cultural Advantage - Robert D. Kaplan, RealClearWorld

Throughout all the vicissitudes of dealing with Iran, an obvious fact has been insufficiently addressed: The external behavior of Iran's regime is simply more dynamic and more effe...

No One Disputes the Content of Cotton's Letter - Jonah Goldberg, NR

It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know th...

Iran's Growing Footprint - The National

Prince Turki Al Faisal’s recent comments about Iran’s nuclear programme underscore Tehran’s growing impact on the region. Speaking to the BBC, the former head of ...

Signs of Hope for Iran Nuclear Deal - Laura Rozen, Al Monitor

Negotiators expressed cautious optimism that a political accord could emerge from intensive talks underway in Lausanne, Switzerland, but US officials caution that Iran still has im...

How Iran Exports the Islamic Revolution - Tony Badran, NOW Lebanon

As the Iranian-backed Houthis marched on in Yemen, an Iranian site affiliated with the IRGC illustrated this point. It did so by laying out Abdul Malik al-Houthi's plan for securin...

A Deal Bigger than Iran - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

So is war the only alternative for Obama? Evidently not. When deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes was recently asked how the United States would prevent Iran from racing to...

Iran: A Deal by Any Other Name - Sharon Squassoni, CSIS

Q1: Does a nuclear agreement require a treaty? A1: No. The agreement under discussion by the P5+1 (the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and Germany) with Ir...

Iranian Women Use Sharia to Their Benefit - Leila Alikarami, Al Monitor

Iranian women suffered legal discrimination both before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The main justification for discriminatory laws against women is that they are based o...

Shakespeare in Tehran - Stephen Greenblatt, New York Review of Books

If I went to the Iranian Shakespeare Congress, it would not be with the pretense that our situations were comparable or that our underlying values and beliefs were identical. Shari...

War With Iran Probably Best Option - Joshua Muravchik, Washington Post

The logical flaw in the indictment of a looming “very bad” nuclear deal with Iran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered before Congress this month was his cl...

Obama Backs Iran's Push for Hegemony - Abraham Miller, RealClearWorld

If there is a lesson to be learned from our dealings with the Soviets, it is that an agreement is only as good as the real transparency of the parties that enter into it....

An Immodest Iranian Proposal - H. Gusterson, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

"The Iranian people can no longer withstand the sanctions," Mr. Iqhal said. "We have thrown in the towel. All the Americans have to do is follow a treaty they helped write back in ...

Do the Guardians of Iran's Revolution Want the Bomb? - Tabatabai, BAS

The IRGC is perhaps the most perplexing of all these major stakeholders. In the West, its name is synonymous with anti-Americanism and undermining US influence and interests, eithe...

Partisanship Is Foreign Policy Suicide - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

In a Congress full of partisan hacks, nitwits, and know-nothings, young Tom Cotton of Arkansas really had to do something special to have his blunder considered more awful than the...

International Law Is Made for Scoundrels like Iran - Benny Avni, NY Post

The more a country ignores international norms — the more aggressive its policies, the more it oppresses its people and flips a finger at human decency — the louder its...

Republican Idiocy on Iran - New York Times

After helping to ignite a firestorm over a possible nuclear agreement with Iran, Senator John McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate, is now sort of acknowledging his e...

Republicans' Letter Makes Iran Diplomacy Harder - The Economist

IT WAS a clarifying moment. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas was asked if he had strengthened anti-Western hawks in Iran when he addressed an open letter on March 9th to its governme...

Like It or Not, U.S. & Iran Are Allied vs. ISIS - Nancy Youssef, Dly Bst

Iran and America are still enemies, technically. But U.S. airpower has ISIS pinned down in Iraq. And that’s helping Iran move in....

Iran's Passive Aggressive Response to GOP - Max Fisher, Vox

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has published an official response to the Republican letter to Iran's leaders, signed by 47 senators, warning that Congress or a future preside...

The GOP's Dangerous Letter to Iran - David Ignatius, Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- Even by congressional Republican standards, the naysaying letter to Iran sent Monday by 47 GOP senators was grossly irresponsible. Not only did it undercut President ...

Who's to Blame for the Iran Letter? - Jaffe and Eilperin, Washington Post

The reaction from Washington’s foreign policy establishment was that President Obama’s authority as commander in chief had been challenged in a new and unprecedented wa...

Greece, Russia, and the Politics of Humiliation - Gideon Rachman, FT

Solving international conflicts may involve thinking as much about emotions as interests....

Iran Pushes Back Against Senate GOP Letter - Rob Garver, Fiscal Times

When 47 Senate Republicans on Monday released an open letter to the leadership of Iran warning that they would not honor an agreement on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program be...

Collateral Damage of Obama's Iran Deal - Amir Taheri, New York Post

President Obama may be about to make the biggest of his many foreign-policy mistakes. Both Washington and Tehran have hinted that an accord on Iran’s nuclear program may come a...

How and Why to Change Iran's Regime - Michael Ledeen, PJ Media

The powers-that-be have bought into the false option of either making a deal or going to a war footing. It was once known as the Sarkozy Option:  Iran with the bomb, or bomb Ira...

On Iran, Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - Kori Schake, Foreign Policy

Whatever Senate Republicans’ mistakes, and angry as the President might be about legislators undercutting him during the endgame of a difficult negotiation, he might want to co...

Netanyahu's Iran Obsession - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Let’s begin with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Iran logic. He portrays a rampaging Islamic Republic that “now dominates four Arab capitals, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and S...

America Embraces the 'Death to America' Set - Benny Avni, New York Post

The commander of Iran’s terrorist al-Quds force, Qasem Soleimani, was leading the charge Tuesday as Iraqi forces attacked ISIS in Tikrit with de facto US support. In other wo...

America's Awkward Ally in Tehran - The Guardian

After years of mutual hostility, Tehran and Washington are in effective alliance in Iraq in the struggle against Isis. That’s an irony with profound implications for the futu...

Netanyahu Must Be a Hero in Tehran - Douglas Bloomfield, Jerusalem Post

If you’re keeping score on the prime minister’s ego trip to Washington this week, it reads Boehner 2, Ayatollahs 2, Netanyahu 1, Israel 0....

Iran's Reach Extends to Israel Borders - Elliott Abrams, Weekly Standard

When the revolt in Syria began in 2011, many policy analysts and former officials argued that the downfall of the Assad regime would be a major setback to Iran. I was one of them, ...

Netanyahu's Churchillian Warning - Charles Krauthammer, WaPo

Change the deal, strengthen the sanctions, give Israel a free hand. Netanyahu offered a different path in his clear, bold and often moving address, Churchillian in its appeal to re...

The Bogus Uproar over Iran's Nuclear Sunset - Richard Nephew, TNI

Opponents of a nuclear deal have grabbed onto a common provision in a last-ditch attempt to sabotage talks....

Vietnam on the Tigris and Euphrates - Harlan Ullman, Atlantic Council

For those of us old enough to recall the Vietnam War, fact and reality were obscured and mangled by successive White Houses anxious to reach the delusional “light at the end ...

Iran Cannot Be Reasoned With - Jack David, RealClearWorld

Belief in a world where international conflict is resolved in a framework of tolerance, non-aggression, and the rule of law has underpinned our national security policy since the e...

The Congress that Knows Nothing about Iran - M. Stevenson, RCWorld

Less than two weeks in Iran does not make me an Iranian expert or a seasoned Persian diplomatic hand. Yet this is more time than nearly all members of U.S. Congress have spent coll...

What We Learned About Netanyahu - Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

In an impassioned speech, Netanyahu makes the case that Iran is ruled by very bad men. But we got that....

Why a Nuclear Deal with Iran Is so Important - Kingston Reif, TNI

Preventing the acquisition of nuclear weapons by additional states and terrorist groups is one of America’s top national-security priorities. The outcome of the ongoing negot...

How to Deal with a Bad Iran Deal - James Jeffrey, Washington Institute

Whether by advocating careful congressional action or simply waiting until a new administration is in place, those who question the president's apparent Iran strategy will have sev...

Obama Should Answer on Iran - Washington Post

THE CONCERNS about a prospective nuclear agreement with Iran raised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech to Congress on Tuesday are not — as the White Hou...

Netanyahu's Deadly Gambit - Fred Kaplan, Slate

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday was a disturbing spectacle: shallow, evasive, short on logic, and long on cynicism. The Israeli prime minister pretende...

Netanyahu's Zero-Sum Game on Iran - David Ignatius, Washington Post

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lobbied powerfully against a nuclear agreement with Iran in a well-crafted speech to Congress on Tuesday. The problem is that he has now c...

An ISIS Strategy Should Consider Syria, Russia, and Iran - A. Pierce, WT

In asking Congress to authorize the use of military force against Islamic State militants, President Obama stressed the importance of showing the world “we are united in our ...

The Iran-Led Push for Saddam's Hometown - L. Jakes & K. Brannen, FP

On the sidelines for now? The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State, which the Defense Department says is providing no support to the Tikrit operation. After conducting more...

The Rise of the Petty Nuclear Tyrant - Kaj Leers, RealClearWorld

Are you a world leader with dictatorial aspirations? Need cash quick? Want the world to listen? Would you like an embargo scrapped, or to invade a country without immediately getti...

Ahmadinejad Adviser Arrested

A simmering rivalry between Iran’s president and powerful adversaries within the conservative hierarchy spilled into the open on Monday when security forces briefly arrested ...

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Yemen Houthi militia sweeps toward

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Syria's Assad urges united front wi

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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muha

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of doll...

Sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq s

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