Rights Activists Praise Corker’s Hold on Arms Sales to Gulf States

by Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio and Jim Lobe Activists who have been calling for a halt to US arms sales to Arab states in the Persian Gulf are praising Sen. Bob Corker’s hold on future weapons transfers to the… Continue Reading  

150 House Democrats Bolster Obama’s Position on Iran Deal

By Jim Lobe Thursday’s release of a letter signed by 150 House Democrats makes it significantly more likely that a nuclear deal negotiated between the P5+1 and Iran will survive a congressional challenge.

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  

For a Republican SecState

I’m pleased that President Obama is reportedly enlarging his list of possible candidates for senior national-security posts to Republicans, notably former Sen. Chuck Hagel, as reported by Josh Rogin, the Cable Guy, on yesterday. As has been pointed out by… Continue Reading