Maybe Christiane Amanpour should host the next round of Iran Nuclear Talks

Mohammad Javad Larijani, a top adviser to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seems like a reasonable fellow with respect to Iran’s nuclear stance in this March 12th interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. On the West’s issue with Iranian enrichment of uranium… Continue Reading  

A Strange Way to Build Trust

by Peter Jenkins Divining the Obama administration’s foreign policy intentions can be intellectually challenging. At the beginning of February the US Vice President appeared to be offering Iran an opportunity to enter into bilateral talks on the nuclear dispute. Three… Continue Reading  

The Making and Unmaking of Iran Sanctions

A new report released by the International Crisis Group this week examines the efficacy and unintended consequences of sanctions on Iran and suggests steps that can be taken during the diplomatic process to unwind them and mitigate their humanitarian consequences while… Continue Reading  

Former Hostages Call for Broadened Dialogue with Iran

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News On the eve of resumed talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany) in Almaty, Kazakhstan over its nuclear programme, two former hostages of the U.S. embassy takeover… Continue Reading  

Optimistic in Almaty? How to Move the Iran Impasse Forward

by Laicie Heeley & Usha Sahay After months of deliberation, Iranian negotiators and representatives of the 6-world power P5+1 negotiating team have agreed to meet on February 26 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Hopeful watchers may read some symbolism into the location:… Continue Reading