Iraq, Iran, and the President on Mindsets

by Paul Pillar President Obama’s speech at American University was a thorough enough review of the issues that have come to surround the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program that any fair-minded listener who focuses on merits rather than politics… Continue Reading  

A Long Road Reaches Iran Deal, But No Guarantees Going Forward

by Jasmin Ramsey A historic deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme was announced today during the early morning hours in Vienna over a decade after talks between Tehran and world powers began.

POLL: Iranian Public Opinion on Nukes, the U.S., Politics

by Jim Lobe  A major new poll of Iranian public opinion with important and fascinating results was released here and in Tehran Tuesday and deserves much more attention than it is likely to get (at least in the United States).… Continue Reading  

Russian Ambivalence About an Iranian Nuclear Agreement

by Mark N. Katz Russia has long called for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. Moscow has played an important part in the ongoing negotiations over this issue between the P5 + 1 (America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia,… Continue Reading  

Samore Says Congress Unlikely to Reject Nuclear Deal

by Eli Clifton United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) president Gary Samore made a surprising admission on Monday when he said that Congress was unlikely to override a presidential veto of any new sanctions-related legislation in the wake of a nuclear… Continue Reading