Iran Looks Toward the United States

by Charles Naas The negotiations last week in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program — the second effort since the June election of President Hassan Rouhani — stumbled at the final session and will resume later this month. The first serious… Continue Reading

The US and the Changing Middle East

by Charles Naas President Barak Obama is currently besieged on his Middle East policy — or lack thereof — by both liberals and conservatives. The noise of the critics is not unusual. In the last couple of decades there has rarely… Continue Reading

Syria Conference Offers Glimmer of Hope, Many Challenges

by Charles Naas At last the Obama Administration has found a reasonable Syria policy. The critics will continue to insist that the US provide arms to the rebels, but it will be difficult to get more traction for this while the… Continue Reading