Iran

جمهوری اسلامی ايران

Yemen's President: Save My Country

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, NYT

Iran Hasn't Agreed to the Agreement

Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

Obama Will Fold to Tehran Again

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Iran's Revolution Lives

David Brooks, New York Times

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

Whether it was theatrics aimed at Congressional critics or the Iranian leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry sounded pretty tough yesterday when discussing what Tehran would be...(full article)

Beyond all the talk of centrifuges and enrichment capacities, President Obama’s deal with Iran is really a giant gamble on the nature of the Iranian regime. The core question is:...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Why the Iran Deal Drives the Right Wing Mad - Patrick Smith, Salon

The GOP's screaming because they know American exceptionalism is at risk. That's a good reason to root for the deal....

Nuke Deal: U.S. vs Iran Interepretations - S. Shahidsaless, Monitor

The statements issued by Iran and the United States after the Lausanne agreement have important discrepancies on key issues that need to be resolved before the June 30 deadline....

Why the Iran Framework Is Extraordinary - Adam Mount, BAS

There are three reasons why this accord was unlikely: the record of US intelligence, the state of US policy when President Obama took office, and the innovative safeguards applied....

Russia Loses Ground in the Middle East - Reva Bhalla, Stratfor

When a group of weary diplomats announced a framework for an Iranian nuclear accord last week in Lausanne, there was one diplomat in the mix whose feigned enthusiasm was hard to mi...

The Delicate Path Ahead on Iran - David Ignatius, Washington Post

There’s a buoyant sense at the White House this week — a feeling that a much-embattled President Obama has achieved the goal he set in January 2009 of engaging Iran on ...

A Failed Framework on Iran - Conrad Black, National Review

Obama’s deal just kicks the can down the road....

Obama Reached an Agreement (Not a Deal) With Iran - Jonah Goldberg

The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal. You might be confused about this point, given that so many news outlets refer...

Last Chance to Sell the Pivot - Michael Auslin, Wall Street Journal

America’s new secretary of defense, Ash Carter, heads to the Pacific this week, with stops planned in Tokyo, Seoul and Honolulu. While this is Mr. Carter’s first trip t...

Obama May Be Worse than Chamberlain - Ben-Dror Yemini, Ynet News

The comparison between Lausanne 2015 and Munich 1938 lets Iran off lightly, as Germany at the time wasn't calling for 'Death to the Jews'....

Iran Deal Fuels Turkey's Pipeline Dreams - Akin Unver, Al Jazeera

Iran deal may finally enable Turkey's hope for an Iranian contribution to the EU's Southern Gas Corridor....

Russia Eyes Iranian Arms Deal - Paul Saunders, Al-Monitor

Russian officials are promoting the prospect of major arms sales to Iran after the Lausanne agreement, but any such deals appear to be an impossibility in the near term....

Exhibition in Iran Will Mock Holocaust - Ishaan Tharoor, WaPo

In early May, organizers in Tehran will stage the Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest. Given the horrors of the Holocaust — in which the Nazi regime syst...

Iranian Oil Could Cause Price to Nosedive - Steve LeVine, Quartz

Starting the second half of the year, the biggest game on Earth—if you happen to be an oil company—will be Iran....

Saudi Arabia, Iran Fight for Regional Supremacy - Der Spiegel

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues to bombard Yemen in an effort to stop the advance of an Iran-backed Shiite militia there. The conflict is becoming a proxy war for regional s...

Iran Celebrates Victory over America Day - Thomas Donnelly, AEI

The Obama administration’s actions have shown the Iranians that they can continue their gradual march toward regional hegemony and save their nukes for another day. As a resu...

The Middle East: A Rubik's Cube of Conflict - John McLaughlin, Ozy

Never in modern times has the Middle East been so chaotic. Many of us who have worked in the region have been comparing it — frighteningly — to Europe’s Thirty Ye...

The Inevitability of Iran's Rise - Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg View

The preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran, which has been long in the making, may succeed or fail. But only a cataclysmic war will prevent Iran from fulfilling its long-postponed...

A New Dawn in the Middle East? - Tony Burman, Toronto Star

If this deal leads to a constructive partnership with the West, it will dramatically change the strategic balance in the Mideast for the better....

Ending the Cold War with Iran - Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

What George W. Bush failed to achieve militarily, Barack Obama may now be achieving diplomatically. In recent weeks, American hawks have cited Saudi anxiety about a potential Iran ...

Love and Lies: A Honeymoon in Iran - Mario Kaiser, Narratively

Most people dream of spending their honeymoon on exotic beaches. My American bride and I opted for a road trip through the land of the ayatollahs....

The Iran Deal: A Boon for Both Sides - Ariane Tabatabai, BAS

After months of negotiations, Iran and six world powers have finally reached a framework agreement on limiting the country’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief....

The Deal of a Lifetime - Fred Kaplan, Slate

There are still questions to be answered, but the nuclear agreement with Iran is very good news....

Both Sides Are Making Steep Concessions - Lynch & Hudson, Foreign Policy

A diplomatic breakthrough could constitute a “new parameter in the Middle East,” opening the door to increased U.S.-Iranian cooperation, said Thomas Pickering, a vetera...

Be Wary of Iran's Diplomatic Charm - Elliott Abrams, Weekly Standard

It's peculiar, the way charming spokesmen for the worst regimes can win fans in the West. As Lake's story explains, Zarif is not a decision maker and often cannot deliver on promis...

Why Obama Chose Iran - Greg Jaffe, Washington Post

Much of President Obama’s foreign policy agenda has been foisted upon him during his six years in office. He inherited two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, neither of which he&...

The Road to a Middle East Grand Bargain - Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor

If Saudi Arabia and Iran were interested, the confrontation in Yemen could give way to a grand regional bargain....

Riyadh's Own Cuban Missile Crisis - Bilal Saab, Foreign Affairs

ith the intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s military is trying to kill several birds with one stone. In the near term, it is safeguarding the country from what Riyadh perce...

Iran Deal: More than Just Bombs - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

It’s odd to be debating a deal that hasn’t been reached, but, frankly, critics are mostly right in their specific objections to a deal, and in their aspirations for it....

Tom Cotton: Reimpose Iran Sanctions - Harry Kazianis, RealClearDefense

How would Cotton handle the challenge of Iran's nuclear program?...

Iran Will Always Be an Enemy - Michael McBride, The National Interest

Amid optimism that negotiators can hammer out an acceptable deal over Iran’s nuclear program, many see this as an opportunity for a possible rapprochement with Iran. This opt...

Iran Agrees to Framework of Nuclear Deal - Sanger & Gordon, NYT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and European nations said here tonight that they had reached a surprisingly specific and comprehensive general understanding about next steps in limi...

Turkey's Bad Yemen Move - Fehem Tastekin, Al-Monitor

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s backing for the Saudi-led camp in the Yemen crisis aims both at an indirect score-settling with Iran and injecting Gulf money into th...

Would Iran Cheat on a Deal? - Jamsheed Choksy & Carol Choksy, CNN

(CNN)Once again the global community waits to see if the United States and its partners can really halt Iran's quest for nuclear power through a verifiable accord or if Tehran is t...

Iran's Charmer-in-Chief Scores Again - Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

Now is the time to praise Javad Zarif. Whatever you might think of Iran's foreign minister, he knows how to bargain....

Iran Talks Have Borne Fruit - David Ignatius, Washington Post

The British diplomat Harold Nicolson observed in 1960 that “a good negotiation takes about as long as it takes an elephant to have a baby.” That has been true in the pr...

Where Do the Iran Nuke Talks Stand? - Fred Kaplan, Slate

At the stroke of midnight in Switzerland, the diplomats at the Iran nuclear talks went passed their self-imposed March 31 deadline without formally setting a “framework&rdquo...

Iran Matters Most - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Do the Iran deal. Defeat the barbaric marauders of Islamic State. In the fragmenting mayhem of the Middle East, these must be the American and Western priorities....

Working through the Night on Iran Deal - Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor

Foreign ministers from the P5+1 countries must now contend with the clock as they work out remaining hang-ups....

War Is Consuming the Middle East - Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

For many years, the world has looked at the Middle East in fear that any conflict there could spill over into a region-wide war that pits the two great sects of Islam against each ...

Navigating the Iran Sanctions Thicket - Bellinger & Masters, CFR

A vigorous debate is underway in Washington regarding what role Congress, and the United Nations Security Council, should play in reviewing and approving any deal between Iran and ...

Iran's Latest Bait and Switch - Alan Johnson, World Affairs Journal

Watching the P5+1 talks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the final scene of the classic movie Some Like it Hot. Remember it? Jack Lemmon has spent much of the f...

Iran Is Playing Obama for a Fool - Michael Curtis, The Commentator

Iran plainly takes the United States as a fool in its hyper deceptive machinations for a nuclear deal. But it's so much worse than that. Bashing Israel and trying to manipulate the...

The Arab World Coalesces Against Iran - Ariel Ben Solomon, Jerusalem Post

The Saudi-led Sunni coalition against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen has no greater supporter than - Israel....

Will Bombing Iran Bring About Nuclear Iran? - G. Wilson, War Is Boring

Iran hawks are playing with fire. We are close to a nuclear deal with Iran, but opponents continue to step up attacks aimed at torpedoing efforts to reach a settlement. They insist...

The 11th-Hour Push for an Iran Deal - David Francis, Foreign Policy

Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers continued Sunday, and it remains unclear whether both sides would be able to reach a potentially historic agreement to curb Tehran&r...

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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Supporters scramble for compromise

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Iran expects delivery of Russian mi

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that it would be at least six months before it could deliver the...

Iran nuclear talks to resume on Apr

Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will resume on April 21 at the deputy level, Iranian For...

Iran puts forward Yemen peace plan

By Mohamed Mukashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Iran proposed a peace plan for Yemen on Tuesday and called for ...

Senate committee to vote on controv

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, a Senate committee is to vote on a bil...