Report: Engage Iran’s People While Preventing Nuke

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News The U.S. should not only focus on the short-term goal of “suspending or delaying” Iran’s alleged quest for a nuclear weapons capability, but also on “curtailing Iran’s other worrisome activities in the region while… Continue Reading  

P5+1 Coalition Fraying on Eve of Second Almaty Talks with Iran

by Jim Lobe via IPS News On the eve of its second round of talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the so-called P5+1 (U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) is showing signs of… Continue Reading  

Iranian People Caught Between Dueling Messages

by Farideh Farhi via IPS News  Since Barack Obama became president of the United States, messages marking the Iranian New Year – Norouz – celebrated at the onset of spring have become yearly affairs. So have responses given by Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Activities Go On Despite Sanctions

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News  While the U.S.-led sanctions regime on Iran has produced substantial economic hardship, analysts here are increasingly pointing out that Tehran’s controversial nuclear activities have continued unabated. According to a study released Tuesday by the… Continue Reading  

Farideh Farhi: Too Soon for a Breakthrough but Progress Possible for Iran Nuclear Talks

by Jasmin Ramsey Ahead of the technical-level nuclear talks that will take place in Istanbul on March 18 and the top-level talks that will be held in early April, Farideh Farhi, an Independent Scholar at the University of Hawaii and… Continue Reading