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The nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers are entering their final stage. For months, the two sides have met in various cities to come up with an agreement under w...(full article)

As the Israeli press is reporting, the Americans are prepared to pay what the administration official called, “a hefty price” for Israel’s silence in the upcoming...(full article)

Instead of rehashing the Iraq War, let’s face today’s much more serious threat from Iran....(full article)

Officially, the Pentagon is sticking to its policy of battling ISIS’ advance in Iraq without the aid of Iranian-backed militias. Unofficially, there are signs of a policy shi...(full article)

Ever since Iran and the US reached a tentative agreement regarding Iran's nuclear programs, much of the national press in the US, Israel and in the Arab, largely Sunni, countries, ...(full article)

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This Angry Arab Moment - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Iran these days is a greater focus of Arab ire and disquiet than Israel, a country with which many Arab states have aligned but unsayable interests....

The Hangmen of Iran - Washington Times

The mullahs hold on to the noose while building the bomb...

Why the Saudis Are Right to Snub Obama - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The conceit of Obama’s strategy rests on more than a weak deal that he hopes will be enough to postpone the question of an Iranian bomb even as it essentially anoints Tehran ...

Don't You Dare Mock Iran's Healthcare System - Al Monitor

A TV comedy highlighting and mocking many of the problems of Iranian health care has been canceled after complaints from a medical association....

How I Learned to Love the Iranian Bomb - Clifford May, Israel Hayom

Iran's top diplomat did assume "a blunter tone" when discussing the U.S. Congress, where there is bipartisan skepticism about the agreement that is to be finalized by June 30. In p...

Iran's Trap for Obama's Negotiators - Washington Times

They clearly don’t understand the mind and character of rogues...

The Geopolitics of the Iran Nuclear Deal - I. Goldenberg & R.D. Kaplan, TNI

The United States and its partners must employ both intense pressure and intense engagement to set the terms for a new relationship with Iran....

Can We Finally Tame Iran? - John McLaughlin, Ozy

We are fast approaching a crucial early turning point in this new century, one that historians will one day reference as the date when the U.S.’s relationship with the Middle...

Iran Cancels Comedy TV Show for Mocking Hospitals - Al Monitor

A TV comedy highlighting and mocking many of the problems of Iranian health care has been canceled after complaints from a medical association....

The Nuclear Deal and Iran's Culture Wars - Jeremy Friedman, TNI

A nuclear deal with Iran could be an important step in pushing the regime back to concentrating on its revolutionary tasks at home....

Could Iran Be the Next Booming Petrostate? - Cameron Glenn, Quartz

As the world’s six major powers negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran, US and European oil companies are already eyeing the potential benefits of reinvesting in the country&rsqu...

Our Hardliners, and Iran's - Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

The Senate's alleged hardliners have tried to add conditions to a nuclear deal the U.S. is currently negotiating with Iranian moderates, but there is little chance the senators wil...

Obama's New Answers on Iran Fall Flat - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

Top Obama administration officials have released new details about how they would lift most sanctions against Iran. Those are unnerving some experts, who doubt the administration&r...

Iran Is Reaching Its Limits in Syria - Alan Philps, The National

These developments inside Syria and the region point to one conclusion: the Iranian intervention, which has so far saved the regime – perhaps at the cost of $2 billion (Dh7.3...

The Iranian Leader's Bizarre Twitter Feed - Totten, World Affairs Journal

This pasty old man doesn't give a flying fork about black people, especially those who live in the United States. When he and his underlings chant “Death to America,” t...

Why Aren't Alarm Bells Ringing over North Korea? - John Bolton, NY Post

North Korea’s sizeable nuclear arsenal imperils East Asia — particularly, Tokyo and Seoul — but also the United States. Its ballistic-missile program is rapidly nearing the c...

The Marshall Islands Moment - New York Sun

The Gods of Irony certainly were on their game when they had the Iranians interrupt their plot to acquire an atomic bomb so they could seize a ship flying the flag of the Marshall ...

Iran and Saudi Arabia Are on a Collision Course - Farzin Nadimi, TWI

To prevent recent airline and shipping incidents from escalating into a wider military confrontation with Iran, all sides will need to exercise great caution in the Persian Gulf an...

Israel's Inadequate Preparations for the Next War - Ephraim Sneh, YNet

If it were not for government foot-dragging, Israel would have already had an operational David's Sling system to counter Hezbollah's arsenal of heavy, accurate, long-range missile...

Marshall Islands Needs US Help vs. Iran - Lake & Rogin, Bloomberg View

The Marshall Islands, a small country that gained independence from the U.S. in 1986, will almost definitely have to rely on the U.S. to retrieve a cargo ship flying its flag that...

Iran and the U.S. Navy Are Ready to Rumble - Micah Halpern, NY Observer

If Iran chokes Hormuz, Tehran can literally bring the world to its knees. So the West, specifically the United States, needs to make certain that does not happen. While the U.S. ha...

Obama: Remember the Carter Doctrine - Doran & Boot, Weekly Standard

What’s Iran up to? Most commentators emphasize the fight against ISIS, but the transfer of heavy weaponry, which is of limited use in the Tikrit campaign, implies a wider age...

Iran Won't Give Up on Its Revolution - Khalaji, Jeffrey & Cagaptay, NYT

Washington — The announcement last month of a preliminary agreement between the United States and Iran has led some to believe that Tehran will now enter the international sy...

Is the House of Saud on the Brink of Collapse? - Dan Drezner, WaPo

There’s an appealing logic to these claims. It’s not like the Middle East is a beacon of stability at the moment. The House of Saud is dealing with rising Iranian influ...

How Iran Is Beating Everyone - Shlomo Ben-Ami, Project Syndicate

TEL AVIV – In 2003, the United States – which, along with its NATO allies, had already occupied Afghanistan – toppled Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq an...

Is Obama Even Trying? - Rich Lowry, New York Post

When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks, the world should listen. He has a much keener sense of the direction of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program than the president of the...

Rainbows, Unicorns, and a Nuclear Deal With Iran - M. Zuckerman, WSJ

President Obama has been chasing a rainbow in his negotiations with Iran. He has forsaken decades of pledges to the civilized world from presidents of both parties. He has misled t...

Obama's Nixon Doctrine With a Persian Twist - C. Krauthammer, WaPo

In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented...

Israel Alone - Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

Previous quarrels between Washington and Jerusalem were about differing Mideast perceptions. Now the issue is how the U.S. perceives itself....

For Obama, Iran Detente Always Wins - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

When Americans heard on Monday that the United States had diverted two capital ships from their stations in the Persian Gulf to new positions off of Yemen, it sounded as if the Oba...

Iran's Urban Future: Tehran and Beyond - M. Stevenson, New Geography

With Iranian-American nuclear relations back on the front burner — make that front and center — I was able to secure a visa and travel counter-clockwise by train around...

Deal or No Deal? - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Obama team’s effort to negotiate a deal with Iran that could prevent the Iranians from developing a nuclear bomb for at least a decade is now entering its critical final ...

Time, Fraud and Force: The U.S.-Iran Endgame - Battat & Assa, J-Post

If indeed the official agreement signed by the Western alliance countries is breached, the chance that the Iranian fraud will be revealed becomes higher....

Iran Weaves a Middle East Nightmare - Benny Avni, New York Post

In pushing for a deal to stop Iran from getting nukes, Washington hopes to reform Iran so it will “take its rightful place in the community of nations.”...

A Message from Iran - Mohammad Javad Zarif, New York Times

TEHRAN — WE made important progress in Switzerland earlier this month. With the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, we agreed on param...

Does Iran Need a Syrian Exit Strategy? - Randa Slim, Foreign Policy

For the majority of Arabs, Syria symbolizes all that is wrong with Iranian influence in the Middle East. Since 2011, Tehran and its regional proxies have poured men, money, and wea...

How Yemen Became a Stage for Proxy Battles - Michael Petrou, Maclean's

Yemen, already the poorest country in the Middle East, is falling to pieces....

The Real Danger Is When Iran Tells the Truth - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

WHO TRUSTS Iran? Most Americans don’t. According to two new polls, a majority of the public strongly doubts the ruling theocrats in Tehran can be counted on to keep their end...

Putin's Missiles Bolster Case for Iran Nuke Deal - Fred Kaplan, Slate

Russia’s offer to sell advanced air-defense missiles to Iran is regrettable and craven, but far from undermining the nuclear talks with Iran, as some Republican sen...

Explaining Russia's Missile Move With Iran - Dmitri Trenin, TNI

President Putin’s decision to lift the ban on the transfer of the S-300 air defense system to Iran signals a new departure for Moscow’s policy in the Middle East. Comin...

Getting Iran All Wrong - Michael Rubin, Commentary

Jonathan Tobin highlights well some problems with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s defense of President Barack Obama’s empathy with Iran. Perhaps a greater ir...

Putin's Iran Game Bests Obama - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

It's much easier to explain why Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a multilateral deal with Iran than U.S. President Barack Obama. The political and economic gains from the rem...

What's Behind the Latest Saudi-Iranian Spat? - Joshua Keating, Slate

Iranian citizens are pretty isolated from their country’s main global enemies, the United States and Israel. But they are much less cut off from Iran’s regional rival S...

Yemen's President: Save My Country - Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, NYT

Riyadh — My country, Yemen, is under siege by radical Houthi militia forces whose campaign of horror and destruction is fueled by the political and military support of an Ira...

Iran Hasn't Agreed to the Agreement - Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

Here’s the thing about agreements. The parties that enter into them have to actually, you know, agree. Take the Iran framework agreement, for instance. President Barack Obam...

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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