Some Reactions from Congress to Obama-Rouhani Phone Call

by Marsha B. Cohen Several members of the House and Senate have responded to Friday’s historic 15-minute phone conversation between Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani. In addition to the general sense of discontent that’s been conveyed by all but… Continue Reading  

The Tangled Web of a U.S.-Iran Thaw

by Mitchell Plitnick The real Iranian nuclear threat has apparently already taken hold. New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called “charm offensive” has sent the war hawks scurrying as if the bomb had really gone off. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Continue Reading  

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

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  

Obama Boosts Syria Support as Congress Pushes Military Intervention

by Samer Araabi via IPS News  As the Syrian uprising enters its third year, the United States and its allies are preparing to materially increase their support of the armed opposition in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an… Continue Reading  

All Eyes on Iran for AIPAC 2013 Conference

by Mitchell Plitnick The annual Israel-Congress orgy dubbed as the AIPAC Policy Conference kicked off today. It might just as well be called the War on Iran conference — that’s sure to be the issue that dominates the proceedings. The US-Israel… Continue Reading