Another AIPAC Miscalculation?

by Mitchell Plitnick When the history of pro-Israel lobbying in Washington is fully written, it may well be that the push for confrontation with Iran will be seen as a major turning point. On Monday, a consistently hawkish, pro-Israel Democrat, Robert… Continue Reading  

Why Russia Hasn’t Played Spoiler to the Iran Nuclear Talks

by Mark N. Katz U.S.-Russian relations have sharply deteriorated, to put it mildly, over Ukraine in recent months. There has been widespread talk about the re-emergence of a new Cold War between Washington and Moscow. Indeed, some have even argued that… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks: What do Rouhani’s Hard-line Critics Want?

by Adnan Tabatabai With the July 20 deadline for reaching a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program looming, Tehran and world powers will resume negotiations on May 13 in Vienna. While the talks could theoretically be extended, efforts by Iran… Continue Reading  

Possible Deal With Iran On Arak: What Does It Mean?

by Derek Davison Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Iran’s Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi declared April 19 that Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) had “virtually resolved” a dispute over Arak. What does this mean… Continue Reading  

Iran UN Nominee a Non-Issue

by Robert E. Hunter Even the most serious issues can have lighter — not to say ludicrous — moments. Such is the case of Ambassador Hamid Aboutalebi, the man whom the Iranian government designated as its Permanent Representative to the United Nations… Continue Reading