Iran

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Iran's Evil Imprisonment of My Colleague

T. Hartsfield, RealClearScience

It's up to Cuba to Make Concessions

Jaime Suchlicki, Miami Herald

Congress Can Stop Iran Appeasement

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Doubling Down on Obama's Syria Disaster

M. Weiss & F. Itani, Politico

U.S. Congress Should Step Aside on Iran

Navid Hassibi, National Interest

It may not be popular for scientists to say this, but I will: Evil is real. We must fight to ensure it does not triumph....(full article)

Raúl’s legitimacy is based on his closeness to Fidel Castro’s policies of economic centralization, control and opposition to U.S. policies. Raúl cannot re...(full article)

The president’s problem isn’t limited to the fact that many Americans are rightly worried that the deal in the works with Iran is one that won’t do much to prevent the Islami...(full article)

Fareed Zakaria and Leslie Gelb both have made what they think are bold and unfashionable proposals for U.S. policy in Syria without bothering to realize that their prescriptions ha...(full article)

Considering Congress’s dismal approval ratings, and polls indicating that a large majority of Americans favor making a nuclear deal with Iran, Congress is hardly representing...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

America's Stale View of the Muslim World - James Zogby, The National

Instead of elevating the discourse, these “experts” dumb it down. And instead of making people aware of the enormous complexities involved in these conflict zones, they...

Iran Sending Mixed Messages on Nuclear Talks - J. Matthew McInnis, AEIdeas

Watching Iran’s leadership in the past week talk about the prospects for reaching a comprehensive agreement on their nuclear program by the November 24th deadline has been a ...

7 Bad Endings to the New Middle East War - Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch

Here, then, are seven worst-case scenarios in a part of the world where the worst case has regularly been the best that’s on offer. After all, with all that military power be...

Good Prospects for Saudi-Iranian Relations - Ali Mamouri, Al-Monitor

A common enemy brings Iran, Saudi Arabia closer....

Blast at Iran Complex Raises Nuclear Issues - Ariane Tabatabai, BAS

Parchin has come up a number of times as Tehran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Russia) have tried to reach a comprehensive deal to...

Executions in Iran on the Rise - Guy Taylor, Washington Times

Iran’s abuse of human rights, including the hangings of hundreds of dubiously convicted citizens — in several cases minors — has soared over the past year, even a...

Obama's Objective: Defeat IS or Mollify Iran? - Michael Doran, Mosaic

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the United Nations on September 29, he had a number of concerns on his mind, but one stood out above the rest. He feared tha...

Turkey Has Been Drawn into the Conflict - Joseph Dana, The National

When the dust finally settles, Kobani will be remembered as a turning point for Turkey in the expanding US-led coalition’s war on ISIL....

Hold the Abettors of Jihad Accountable - Jamsheed & Carol Choksy, RCW

Only the Muslim nations that ignited jihadism can now defuse it, working with moderate Iraqis and Syrians who are directly affected by it....

Russia Is Up to Its Neck in Syria - Michael Ledeen, PJ Media

ISIS vs. the Kurds so totally dominates our attention and our passions that we’ve failed to notice that the Russians are up to their necks in the fighting on the Syrian battlef...

The Ruins of the Middle East - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Obama’s unfortunate Middle East legacy was predicated on six flawed assumptions: (1) a special relationship with Turkey; (2) distancing the U.S. from Israel; (3) empathy for Isla...

This Is a Big Week for Iran - Tony Karon, The National

Two meetings in the coming week could have significant consequences for the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program....

A Nuclear Deal with Iran Is no Panacea - Kevin Sullivan, The Week

Washington wants Iran isolated and on the cusp of insolvency. Iranians are not oblivious to this fact, and in spite of their rather cosmopolitan disposition, Iranians overwhelmingl...

Tehran Should Keep Its Hands off Yemen - The National

Anyone who thinks the Houthis are acting in Yemen’s best interests is mistaken. They do not even have the right to speak in the name of all the Yemeni people. Rather, their strat...

Cold Wars Simmer in Islamic Middle East - Pierre Atlas, Indianapolis Star

The Muslim Middle East is increasingly divided along sectarian and ideological lines. In addition to the violent conflicts that make the nightly news, two "cold wars" are simmering...

The Complex Russia-Iran Relationship - Maxim Suchkov, Al Monitor

Despite the common perception of Russia as Iran's main backer outside the region, the two big regional players’ relations are shaped by long-term interests that can clash wit...

Iran Says It's Under Attack by ISIS - Jassem Al Salami, Daily Beast

Suicide bombs. Captured soldiers. Guerrilla attacks. Iran claims it’s under assault by Sunni militants like ISIS. Now Tehran is making mass arrests to try to stop the onslaug...

The Prize and Peril of Kirkuk - Reva Bhalla, Stratfor

Turkey's behavior can be perplexing and frustrating to Western leaders, but the country's combination of reticence in action and audacity in rhetoric can be traced back to many of ...

The Steady Progress of U.S.-Iran Talks - Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor

If the positive trajectory of the relationship that followed Rouhani’s replacement last year of the Holocaust-denying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues, some of the credit will g...

Is the World Still Afraid of Iran? - Rachel Shabi, Al Jazeera

Conversations between the US and Iran are presumed to be happening behind the scenes. And some are taking place in public: British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Rouhani in ...

Waiting for the Iranian Godot - Derek Davison, The Nation

The P5+1 must stop defining the success of a comprehensive deal purely on metrics and instead consider the intrinsic value that such a deal will bring with it....

Iran Seeks European Investors - Jonathan Saul, Reuters

Iranian banks and firms will seek European investors willing to bet on thawing ties with the outside world in London next week, hoping to overcome caution or even outright hostilit...

Iran to Elite Troops: Don't Bother U.S. in Iraq - Eli Lake, Daily Beast

The last time Iranian and American forces were in Iraq, the two sides quietly fought each other. Now Iran’s Quds Force officers in Iraq are purposely leaving the Americans al...

Don't Miss this Chance with Iran - Christopher de Bellaigue, The Guardian

A deal with Iran is vital for the stability of the wider Middle East. The opportunity must be grasped....

Yemen's Peril Is a Threat to the Whole Region - The National

Whatever it is that the Houthi rebels are planning in Yemen, it is certainly not going to be for the benefit of all Yemenis, or the GCC. That is the unmistakable impression of the ...

Kissinger's Last Appeal for Realism - Vartan Oskanian, Al Jazeera

The bear knows seven songs and they are all about honey - I don't know if that's an Armenian saying or a Russian one, but it's true for Kissinger as well. All of his songs are abou...

Russia, Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian - Jacopo Dettoni, Diplomat

Iran and Russia have built unanimous consensus among the Caspian states, which also feature Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, over the inadmissibility of a foreign militar...

The U.S. Is Yielding to Iran - David Frum, The Atlantic

Why isn’t it the rulers of Iran who feel a sense of desperation about breaking the logjam with timely concessions to U.S. concerns about their nuclear ambitions? The answer t...

The Duality of the Middle East Narrative - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

Much like the schizophrenic reality of the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly itself, this week's conclave of world leaders in New York has presented two contras...

Rouhani Is Still the Ayatollah's Man - J. Matthew McInnis, RealClearWorld

Rouhani is seen as savvy and moderate, steering through a mass of treacherous hardliners in Tehran and an entrenched Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. But this is the wrong way to unde...

Iran's Coup d'Etat in Yemen - Daily Star

Yemen and other countries in the region have become the chessboard where Arab countries, Iran and states outside the Middle East are vying for influence....

Will Iran Sell Out al-Qaeda for Nukes? - Rogin & Lake, Daily Beast

On Wednesday in New York, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered to help the West fight terrorism—and play a more “active role” in the Middle East—as long as the West is ...

West Should Risk a Nuclear Deal with Iran - Jack Straw, Telegraph

David Cameron’s meeting today with the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani – the first such since the 1979 Iranian Revolution – is very welcome. If it presages a re...

Creating a Sunni National Guard - Hussain Abdul-Hussain, NOW Lebanon

Like in the surge, reversing ISIS’s (Islamic State; ISIL) fortunes will depend on turning the local population against them through recruitment, training, arming and funding ...

We Are Letting Iran Off the Hook - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Despite the pious promises from Kerry and all of the other defenders of the interim accord that the West had learned its lesson about being strung along by the Iranians, they have ...

Iraq Is Becoming America's Gaza - Leon Hadar, The American Conservative

During Israel’s recent war with Hamas, which took place at the same time as the Islamic State was conducting its barbaric campaign in Mesopotamia and the Levant, Prime Minist...

The Double-Edged Sword of Islamist Militancy - S. Chubin, The Daily Star

In an era of fluid and contested borders and indirect and proxy conflicts, the temptation for states to use radical groups for their own policy purposes is substantial....

Iran Could Be Shadow Enemy in ISIS War - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast

At the big table in Paris where 24 world leaders met Monday to discuss a war plan against ISIS, one nation was notably left out. But Iran claims it didn’t want to be there anyw...

Iran and U.S. Are Allies But Can't Admit It - Joshua Keating, Slate

We are in an era of unacknowledged invasions. In military operations ranging from Russia’s incursion into eastern Ukraine to the activities of Iranian military advisers in Iraq...

Tehran Keeps Chasing Nukes - John Bolton, Pittsburgh Tribune

ran's nuclear weapons program, now operating largely outside Barack Obama's attention span, is still making steady progress....

Beware of Empowering Iran in IS Fight - David Ernst, The Federalist

The arguments for enabling the Shia Axis to do what must be done in the Middle East through a deft maneuver of Machiavellian-like statecraft are ostensibly compelling; unfortunatel...

U.S. Needs to Get the Politics Right Against IS - Zack Beauchamp, Vox

There's a big problem with President Obama's new war against the Islamic State: it can't be defeated by military means alone. And the more Obama escalates, the more he runs the ris...

Tough on Isis? Iran Senses Weakness - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

After weeks of indecision, President Obama is finally, albeit in a limited manner, mustering U.S. strength to respond to the challenge from ISIS terrorists. But at the same time,...

Obama's ISIS Strategy Buoys Iran - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RealClearWorld

In his May 28 speech at West Point, President Obama emphasized the need of “thinking through the consequences” when engaging in acts of war. That commendable precept, however, ...

Obama's Coalition of Frenemies - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

The hardened rhetoric — and, more important, the expanded commitment it promises — came after the Islamic State beheaded two American journalists in Syria and brazenly dared ...

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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