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LOS ANGELES — MY family left Tehran in 1979, in the aftermath of the revolution that created the Islamic Republic of Iran. We arrived in the United States with nothing but a ...(full article)

A primer on Iranian politics...(full article)

On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time...(full article)

(CNN)The negotiators on both sides of the Iran nuclear talks have come too far to let a deal slip away. There's simply too much apprehension and worry, particularly in Washington, ...(full article)

In Vienna, where the United States and our P5+1 allies are negotiating the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, lots of pushing and shoving is taking place. Deadlines have been pus...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Iranians and Americans Support a Deal - Joshua Keating, Slate

With the deadline for a deal over Iran’s nuclear program getting extended until July 7 today, a new poll shows that the Iranian public is broadly supportive of a deal, but al...

A Good Bad Deal for Iran? - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Sometime after the 1973 war, I remember seeing a cartoon that showed President Anwar el-Sadat lying flat on his back in a boxing ring. The Israeli prime minister, Golda Meir, weari...

Selling the Deal Via 'the Other Iran' False Narrative - Commentary

The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their final stages. We don’t know exactly when the deal will be signed or what exactly it will say. But we already know that it will...

A Crucial Week for the West - Richard Gowan, World Politics Review

If Washington cannot achieve its one overarching foreign policy priority, and Brussels cannot even keep a small and economically peripheral member in line, why should Moscow or Bei...

Offering Iran Everything It Wants - Ray Takeyh, Washington Post

As disturbing as all this may be, the most important legacy of the prospective agreement many not even lie in the nuclear realm....

The Embarrassing Concessions to Iran - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard

One week before the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a series of demands about the final terms. Among them: He called for a...

Does Kerry Have a Plan B for Iran? - Bloomberg View

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Vienna this weekend, hoping to wrap up talks on Iran's nuclear program and declare success. He needs to be clear that the deal must l...

Iran's Tea Tradition - Angela Corrias, Al-Monitor

Though tea came late to Iran, it has become ubiquitous in daily life in the country....

Only Two Issues Can Derail Iran Deal - Fred Kaplan, Slate

The Iran nuclear talks are about to be declared a success or a failure. Tuesday is the deadline for the negotiators to sign a deal. Officials on the various sides will play up each...

What's the Endgame on Iran? - Philip Gordon, Politico

As Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers head to Vienna for what is supposed to be the final week of talks before a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, i...

Ayatollah Khamenei's Fateful Choice - New York Times

In the 13 years since Iran’s nuclear program was discovered, the Iranians have worked to keep the program alive and the major powers at bay. Now they are jeopardizing the nuc...

Russia Could Make or Break Iran Deal - Lynch & Hudson, FP

Washington wants to make sure the world will reimpose sanctions the second Tehran violates the terms of its agreement. But will Moscow surrender its treasured U.N. veto?...

The Iran Deal's Fatal Flaw - Alan Kuperman, New York Times

By my calculations, Iran’s actual breakout time under the deal would be approximately three months — not over a year. Thus, the deal would be unlikely to improve the wo...

Iran Nuclear Talks: Clearing the Final Hurdles - R. Marashi, Nat. Interest

As officials from Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) negotiate around the clock in Vienna, the self-imposed June 30 deadline ...

Iran and U.S. Share a Base in Iraq - Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

The U.S. military and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are getting closer and closer in Iraq, even sharing a base, while Iran uses those militias to expand its influence in Iraq and ...

Wake Up, Obama. Iran Is Not Rational - Michael Oren, Los Angeles Times

The question of whether Iran, run by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his ayatollahs, is a rational state goes to the very heart of the debate over its nuclear program and the negot...

How Iran Could Beat the U.S. Military - Zachary Keck, National Interest

Iran would be able to impose prohibitive costs on the U.S. military, even before the occupation began....

Just a Reminder: Iran Still Back Terror - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

By itself, this report ought to stand as a damning indictment of the administration’s conduct during the nuclear talks. It also should be held as sufficient, even without the...

Iran's Militant Rising Star - Hussain Abdul-Hussain, NOW Lebanon

Abu Jaafar al-Asadi is Iran's rising Shiite star in Iraq and the region, and he is not alone: Iran now runs a dozen Shiite militias in Iraq and has many budding leaders like him....

Will Obama Make Another Big Concession to Iran? - Jakes & Lynch, FP

The Obama administration is ready to drop a long-standing demand that Tehran open up about its secret missile research, provided Iran agrees to tough inspections going forward....

The Oil Rally Might Be Over - Nick Cunningham, Oil Price

The oil markets could be about to enter another round of soft prices....

Iran and the Taliban Find a Common Enemy in ISIS - Sami Yousafzai, DB

A bloody clash between the Afghan Taliban and followers of the so-called Islamic State late last month in western Afghanistan has exposed critical shifts in alliances in a war the ...

Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown - Jacopo Dettoni, The Diplomat

Iran is one of the pioneers of Islamic finance. In 1983, four years after the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah, the Islamic government passed the Riba-Free B...

Obama Trashes 70 Years of Anti-Nuke Policy - Matthew Kroenig, Tablet

In sum, if to this point you have been confused about the arcane technical details in the Iran nuclear negotiations, save yourself some trouble. Unless the negotiators return to in...

Iran Nuclear Deal: The Last Stage Approaches - Charlotte Alfred, Huff-Po

World powers are trying to lock down a deal with Iran to restrict the country’s nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief. Negotiators from Iran and six ...

The Iran-ISIS Connection - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

A year ago the Islamic State first made headlines around the world by storming Mosul and conquering Iraq’s second-largest city. President Obama pledged to “degrade and ...

Fighting Fire With Iranian Gasoline - Giulio Maria Terzi, RealClearWorld

As the Iraqi government struggles to retake the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State and to maintain control over the strategically important position, a good deal of attention re...

CIA Chief Briefed Netanyahu on Iran Deal - Barak Ravid, Haaretz

John Brennan was the guest of Mossad chief Tamir Pardo and met with various members of the Israeli intelligence community, as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

George W. Bush Was Right - William Kristol, Weekly Standard

Yeats goes on to suggest that “surely some revelation is at hand.” Public opinion polls are modern democracy’s substitute for revelation. And there’s an in...

Iran's Uranium Hoard - Wall Street Journal

Whoops, Tehran forgot to shrink its enriched uranium stockpile....

Obama Bets It All on the Mullahs - Jonathan Alter, Daily Beast

The president looks to secure his legacy with a deal that would prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. But can he stave off the hawks both here and in Tehran?...

Obama Even Defends Anti-Semitism to Spin Iran Deal - T. Badran, NOW

It's not every day that you hear President Barack Obama explain away rank bigotry. But in a recent interview, he did just that. "The fact that you are anti-Semitic," Obama said of ...

Trapped in Iran - Amy Davidson, New Yorker

Rezaian’s trial began last Tuesday, just a few weeks after his family finally learned what crimes he may have been charged with: espionage, collaborating with hostile governm...

Future of the Middle East Looks Ominously Like Iraq - Tom Wilson, RCW

We don't know that the approach adopted by Obama will outlive his presidency. But the worries of many of America's traditional allies in the region are clear. If America does conti...

What Will Happen When Iran's Assets Are Freed? - Khajehpour, Monitor

The repatriation of Iran's $120 billion in blocked assets must be paced and rational to avoid negative consequences for its economy, and Tehran must make investment decisions based...

Absent Empire, Chaos Reigns in the Middle East - Robert D. Kaplan, FP

Imperialism may have fallen out of fashion, but history shows that the only other option is the kind of chaos we see today....

Jailed Reporter Tied to Iran Nuclear Ambition - Joshua Keating, Slate

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial today in Iran, nearly 10 months after his arrest. Rezaian, his wife, freelance journalist Yeganeh Salehi, and a female photojou...

Obama, Anti-Semitism, and Iran - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

In a long and searching interview with President Obama that appeared in the Atlantic over the weekend, Jeffrey Goldberg asked President Obama whether the virulent and frequently ex...

WaPo Reporter Goes on Trial in Tehran - Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, on vague charges including espionage, began in Iran on Tuesday....

America's Frenemy, and Other Parties to Iran Talks - A. Tabatabai, BAS

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...

Will Israel Take Obama's Bribe? - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

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...

Iraq Is Not Iran, and This Is Not 2003 - Bobby Jindal, National Review

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

Ramadi May Change US Stance on Iran Aid - Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast

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...

Demonizing Iran Changes Nothing - Robert Olson, Today's Zaman

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, ...

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....

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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By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran'...

Rivals Pakistan, India to start pro

Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by Chi...

Iran's Zarif says differences remai

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said on Monday som...

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A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a &qu...