Netanyahu Decoded: The Only Good Iran Deal is No Deal


by Lara Friedman Israeli alarm over Iran’s nuclear program is wholly legitimate. Israeli skepticism about Iran’s intentions in negotiations is natural, as are its fears that Iran will exploit an agreement to move ahead with dangerous plans of its own.… Continue Reading  

What’s Driving the Saudis? Iran.


by Thomas W. Lippman A dozen or so of your basic Washington types — lobbyists, consultants, think-tankers — were talking with a U.S. senator the other day about the linkages between energy, foreign policy, and national security. The conversation would… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Zarif Talks Possible Details on Nuclear Deal


via IPS News by Jasmin Ramsey Raising expectations for a deal over its controversial nuclear programme, Iran’s chief negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that a joint statement on the framework of a nuclear deal could be issued as early… Continue Reading  

Officials: “Progress” at Iran Geneva Talks


by Jasmin Ramsey Geneva — While Iran and 6 world powers known as the P5+1 are remaining secretive about the details of ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Nov. 7-8  talks here have kicked off with official statements that… Continue Reading  

U.S., Iran Try to Narrow Gaps on Nuclear Deal


by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva — Against the backdrop of a cautiously optimistic environment, Iran and 6 world powers known as the P5+1 are reconvening here for talks (Nov. 7-8) over Tehran’s nuclear program. While remaining tight-lipped about… Continue Reading