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Iran Talks Will Resume Amid Guarded Optimism, High Stakes

Published on October 13th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva – Almost exactly four months after the election of Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, talks over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program will resume here on Tuesday. Negotiations between ... Read More



Western Oil Companies Show Revived Interest in Iran

Published on October 10th, 2013 | by Robin Mills

by Robin Mills Iran’s new oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, cancelled plans to attend September’s United Nations meeting in New York. But the much-heralded thaw in US-Iranian relations has led to a remarkably quick revival in Western ... Read More


The Messianic, Apocalyptic Bibi Netanyahu

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe & Daniel Luban For much of the past few years, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has described the ruling regime in Iran as “messianic” and “apocalyptic”, a talking point he repeated over and ... Read More



Reading Rouhani

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The diplomatic push by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to resolve the decade-long dispute over Iran’s nuclear program reached its zenith during his visit to New York in late September, exactly one year after ... Read More



Capturing al-Libi Could Prove Costly

Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White This weekend’s US capture of Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai’I, better known by his alias, Anas al-Libi, might net only limited information of current intelligence value while potentially resulting in militant Islamist payback in ... Read More



One State Or Two, A New Peace Process Is Needed

Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick In a debate recorded by the Institute for Palestine Studies, human rights lawyer Noura Erakat squares off with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, about the current ... Read More

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