Iran Hawks Down but Not Out After Geneva

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Hopeful statements emerging from this week’s talks between Iran and the great powers have clearly set back foes of any détente between Washington and Tehran, but they are far from giving up the fight.… Continue Reading  

Worrying Development Ahead of Resumed Talks with Iran

Laura Rozen reports that the six world power negotiating team may not be revamping its package to be more generous with Iran as many were hoping (Russia has not even signed on to the new version yet) ahead of resumed talks… Continue Reading  

What is Iran up to these days?

Laura Rozen has an exclusive on alleged Iranian attempts to establish back-channel contacts with non-official Americans ahead of the (hopefully) resumed nuclear negotiations: Mostafa Dolatyar, a career Iranian diplomat who heads the Iranian think tank, the Institute for Political and… Continue Reading  

Are we Finally Going to give Iran Diplomacy a Chance?

Reuters reports that Western powers are examining “long-shot options” for the next possible round of talks with Iran: One option could be for each side to put more on the table – both in terms of demands and possible rewards –… Continue Reading  

Finally an Opportunity for a Real Campaign Conversation on Iran

Sunday’s New York Times story that the US and Iran have agreed in principle to direct bilateral negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program provides opportunity for a more honest conversation on Iran than the presidential candidates have had so far. Well,… Continue Reading