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Let's wait a bit longer to see what kind of a deal, if any, the administration manages to strike with Iran....(full article)

Could oil price fears be driving Moscow to play the role of spoiler?...(full article)

For Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the hits keep on coming. Less than a month after special prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused her of trying to scuttle his inve...(full article)

As P5+1 proceeds, it is important to appreciate that the prevention of a "nuclear breakout" capability is inextricably intertwined with the Iranian regime's ongoing massive repress...(full article)

U.N. leaders thought the rise of the Islamic State could push Assad and the country's moderate rebels closer to a deal. They were wrong....(full article)

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Obama's Five Mideast Blunders - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and the...

The Oil Price Is a Slippery Strategic Weapon - Lee Lane, RealClearWorld

To some observers, the U.S. LTO boom also represents a new weapon of economic warfare. Adherents of this view correctly note that at present, Iran and Russia are U.S. foes. Increas...

The State of Iran, 36 Years After the Revolution - Mousavian, Al-Monitor

The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979, ending virtually 2,500 years of monarchical rule, and will see nationwide rallies on Feb. 11, the anniversary of th...

We Can Only Guess at Obama's Goal in Iran Talks - Jerusalem Post

Mead, Doran, and others may or may not be right. There is very little to go on. What we do know is that during negotiations with Iran, the P5+1, led by America, has shown a worryin...

How Making Nice with Tehran Boosts ISIS - Ahmad El Assaad, NY Post

Sunnis across the Middle East feel bullied by Tehran’s increasingly dominant role in the region, and angry as the world remains on the sidelines. This unfortunate reality i...

Emerging Iran Nuclear Deal Raises Major Concerns - Washington Post

As the Obama administration pushes to complete a nuclear accord with Iran, numerous members of Congress, former secretaries of state and officials of allied governments are ex...

Iran's Middle East Goals Go Beyond Israel - Anthony Cordesman, Reuters

It has become conventional wisdom that most sectarian conflicts in the Middle East today are fueled, to some extent, by Iran and Saudi Arabia. The worsening political situation in ...

Iran Wins By Waiting on Nukes - Seth Mandel, Commentary

A question hanging in the air during President Obama’s time in office has been: does he want to prevent Iran from ever getting nuclear weapons, or does he simply want to fore...

Iran's Militias Are Taking Over Iraq's Army - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

On the front lines of Iraq’s war against Islamic State, it’s increasingly difficult to tell where the Iraqi army ends and the Iranian-supported Shiite militias begin....

It's Time to Walk Away from Iran Nuclear Talks - Tom Nichols, TNI

It’s time to walk away from the Iran negotiations. They have failed in their purpose, and they are putting stress not only our alliances but on our own politics beyond whatever...

The U.S. Does not Need Iran as an Ally - Hussain Abdul-Hussain, NOW

President Obama can try cozying up to Iran all he likes, but to pretend it’s a better ally than Saudi Arabia will make the steady Kingdom think twice....

Iran's Powerful non-Nuclear "Bomb" - G. Nuseibeh & E. Epstein, J-Post

Iran may have already secured its greatest leverage, achieving a strategic and economic chokehold on Saudi Arabia and Israel at the same time....

Will Israel and Hezbollah Escalate? - Paul Pillar, The National Interest

An exchange of lethal attacks during the past fortnight between Israel and Hezbollah has raised the risk that escalation of fighting between these old antagonists might be added to...

Iran's Coming Two-Front War with Israel - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The outbreak of violence along Israel’s northern border appeared to have died down by the end of the week. Hezbollah claimed a victory with a cross border shelling that left ...

Beyond Sanctions - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

Last week, the Obama administration succeeded in pressuring Democrats to insist there not be a vote on the Senate floor in support of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 until...

Big Bad Bibi Comes to DC - Roger Simon, PJ Media

Fee fi fo fum. Big bad Bibi is coming to DC town — and Barack is VERY angry. Not only that, and possibly worse, Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic may be equally as angry. T...

How Assad Frittered Away Syria's Sovereignty - Michael Young, The National

If Hafez Al Assad could come back and see what his son, Bashar, has done in Syria, he would re-enter his mausoleum and slam the door. Virtually every principle the late president s...

Israel amid a Fragmenting Middle East - R. Abouzeid, New Yorker

On Wednesday, it looked like an old battle in Lebanon and Israel might be reignited. By Thursday, it looked like tensions had declined. In a statement labelled Communiqué No. 1 (i...

Cry for Argentina - Clifford May, Washington Times

“When heads of state become gangsters, something has to be done.” Winston Churchill said that. It’s a proposition not many people nowadays endorse. Fewer still ta...

Bibi Is Alienating Israel's Strongest Supporters - Peter Beinart, Haaretz

How big a blunder did Benjamin Netanyahu commit by arranging to slam Barack Obama’s Iran policy in a speech to Congress without informing the White House first? Listen to the rec...

Yemen Falls Apart, Lebanon-Style - Faisal Al Yafai, The National

Yemen is, again, leaderless. Last week, on the day Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah passed away, the president of Yemen Abdrabu Mansur Hadi and his entire government resigned....

Playing Politics on Iran - New York Times

Normally, the visit of a world leader to the United States would be arranged by the White House. But in a breach of sense and diplomacy, House Speaker John Boehner and Ron Dermer, ...

Iran's Growing (and Overlooked) Threat - Charles Krauthammer, NRO

While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been...

Dear President, Iran Will Only Break your Heart - Aaron David Miller, FP

It’s probably too early to be thinking about Valentine’s Day. But here’s a half-serious romantic musing for you: Is U.S. President Barack Obama sweet on Tehran? L...

Assad Will Be Part of Syria's Future - Alan Philps, The National

Two years ago, Ryan Crocker, former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, declared that Bashar Al Assad would have to be part of Syria’s future or the country would be taken...

Ignoring Iran's Evildoing - Benny Avni, New York Post

All of a sudden Iran’s all over the news — and not in a good way....

Congress Shouldn't Scuttle Iran Talks - Boston Globe

Progress in getting Iran to halt its nuclear program has been slow but steady since the signing of an interim agreement in November 2013. Under the terms of that agreement, the Joi...

Iran to Soccer Stars: No Selfies with Female Fans - Uzi Dann, Haaretz

Iran’s soccer team is a superpower in Asia, and has been for some time. Its history includes four appearances at the World Cup Finals, including last summer’s in Brazil, and wi...

Iraq's Kurds Stand on the Verge of Statehood - Christian Caryl, FP

ERBIL, Iraq — As you walk around the streets of this city of 500,000, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in the capital of a small but up-and-coming Middle Eastern count...

Argentina's Bad Bet - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

It would come as no surprise that Kirchner would look to Iran for an economic lifeline. The economy she presides over is in shambles. Her interventionist policies have left growth ...

The Evidence that Argentina Helped Shield Iran - Gilbert & Romero, NYT

BUENOS AIRES — Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which ...

Yemen, the Country where the Coup Never Ends - G. Johnsen, BuzzFeed

In fighting that Yemeni government officials invariably described as an “attempted coup,” Huthi loyalists shelled a presidential palace as well as the residence of President Ab...

Iran's Diabolical Global Reach - Jerusalem Post

The sudden, tragic death of Argentinean special prosecutor Alberto Nisman this week has sparked speculation that foul play might be involved. Whether he took his own life or was mu...

Argentina's Murder Mystery - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

Alberto Nisman had a reputation as an independent and fearless prosecutor. That’s one reason why in 2004 President Nestor Kirchner assigned him to look into the deadly 1994 b...

Paying the Bill for Sykes-Picot - Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe

‘A LOT of the problems we are having to deal with now,” the British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said a decade ago, “are a consequence of our colonial past.” That was a cla...

Time for the Truth on Israel-Iran Pipeline - Haaretz

Do Jerusalem's efforts to impose international sanctions on Tehran also stem from financial considerations?...

Iran's End Game in Nuclear Talks - Heiser & Fakhravar, RealClearWorld

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif met in Geneva last week to discuss ways to expedite negotiations over Iran's nuclear program...

To End an Unjust Imprisonment - New York Times

As Iran’s unjustified and unexplained imprisonment of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tehran, headed into a sixth month, the government news agency...

New Reasons for Hope in Iran Nuke Negotiations - Peter Jenkins, Telegraph

Negotiators are gathering in Geneva this weekend to mount a near-final assault on the dispute over Iran’s nuclear ambitions – a confrontation which has come close to ca...

N. Korea, Iran Helping Syria Get Nukes? - Erich Follath, Der Spiegel

For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria's nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Ass...

Syria Is Restarting Its WMD Program - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

As far as the Obama administration is concerned, the only thing to worry about in Syria these days is the still potent ISIS terrorist movement that has occupied a large section o...

Big Personalities Will Set the Course in 2015 - Steve LeVine, Quartz

Momentum alone ought to signal that 2015 will bring new confusion, fresh surprises, and more shredded history. But while the year will deepen our disorientation, and include horren...

Remembering Iran's Victims - Bob Feferman & Tara Laxer, Palm Beach Post

As the international community represented by the P5+1 proceeds with negotiations with Iran, President Barack Obama should make it clear that the United States will not renew diplo...

Responding to Iran's Nuclear Gambit - Bloomberg View

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has begun the new year by preparing his countrymen for the compromises Iran will need to make to strike a nuclear deal with the rest of the world. ...

Normalize Relations with Iran - Musa al-Gharbi, Your Middle East

The President pointed out that the extraordinary sanctions regime, which has been in place for more than 50 years, has failed at its stated goal of achieving regime change in Cuba....

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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Iran spokeswoman says it concerned

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Khamenei vows firm Iranian nuclear

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Al-Jazeera producer hopes to be cle

CAIRO (AP) — An Al-Jazeera English journalist who is getting to know his six-month-old son for the...