Committee for the Liberation of Iraq Members on Iran Deal

by Grace Cason and Jim Lobe “Many of the same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal,” President Obama observed August 5 at American University in perhaps his most… Continue Reading  

Iran and the Third Rail of American Politics

by James A. Russell A distinctive feature of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P-5+1 and Iran to limit Iran’s nuclear program is that the fate of the plan in Congress rests not on the details of actual… Continue Reading  

Booker Torn Between GOP Donors and His Party

by Eli Clifton Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is feeling the heat. Progressive advocacy groups are pushing Democrats from one side to back the Obama administration’s plan to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. From the other side, meanwhile, New Jersey’s Republican Governor… Continue Reading  

Iran Cultivates Closer Ties with Azerbaijan

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent After six years of turbulent relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, several recent trips by high-ranking Iranian officials to Baku and Azeri ministers to Tehran are the latest signs that the two countries want… Continue Reading  

Neoconservatives Play the Long Game on Iran

by David Bromwich “We’re going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop.” David Addington, the legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, made that declaration to Jack Goldsmith of the Office of Legal Counsel in the… Continue Reading