US-Iran Bilateral Talks: On the Edge of a Nuclear Deal?


by Robert E. Hunter With bilateral US-Iran talks taking place in Geneva today, notably topped for the US by Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who led earlier secret exchanges, negotiations between Iran and world powers might be entering their final… Continue Reading  

Catherine Ashton’s Iran Legacy


by Eldar Mamedov The EU will usher in a new foreign policy chief come November. The anti-Kremlin Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has already expressed his desire to take on Catherine Ashton’s position as High Representative of the Union for Foreign… Continue Reading  

The Iranian Nuclear Talks: A Primer


by Derek Davison Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany) are meeting for a third round of negotiations on April 8-9 in Vienna as part of an attempt to reach a final nuclear deal… Continue Reading  

Ashton’s Meeting in Tehran


by Farideh Farhi Iranian news agencies are reporting that a “knowledgeable source” is suggesting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cancelled his dinner meeting with EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton on the eve of nuclear talks in Vienna to protest… Continue Reading  

Geneva Iran Talks Scant on Details: A Good Sign?


by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated to include further confirmation that Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is headed to Geneva. Geneva — If you’re wondering why there’s no juicy details coming out of Geneva, where Round III of… Continue Reading