Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News In the wake of a renewed diplomatic push on the Iranian nuclear front, shared interests in Iran’s backyard could pave the way for Washington and Tehran to work toward overcoming decades of hostility. “I… Continue Reading  

U.S. Needs More Forthcoming Approach to Iran: Report

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News With the inauguration of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, the United States should take a more flexible approach toward Tehran to increase the chances of a successful resolution of the latter’s nuclear programme, according… Continue Reading  

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

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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  

Can we have some statesmanship, please?

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by Peter Jenkins As I mentioned in a previous piece, I have been dipping into The Arrogance of Power, written by Senator William Fulbright in 1966. It has been a comforting experience in one respect. The divisions within the US… Continue Reading  

Don’t Rule Out Bilateral Talks with Iran

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by Peter Jenkins I was in Berlin on Monday when Iran’s Foreign Minister, MIT-educated Ali Akbar Salehi, spoke to a large audience at the premises of the German Association for Foreign Policy (DGAP). I heard Minister Salehi repeat what he… Continue Reading