Iran’s Rouhani Needs a Nuclear Resolution

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News After 34 years of enmity, Tehran and Washington are heavily invested in the success of a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme achieved through teamwork. Now the political future of Iran’s new moderate president, Hassan… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal Gains Traction Despite Dissent

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Despite strenuous objections by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and mostly Republican lawmakers here, the new accord between the Iran and the U.S. and five other major powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme appears to… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal: Practical, Far-Sighted and Fair

by Peter Jenkins These understandings are a credit to all who were involved in their negotiation. They are practical, far-sighted, and fair – although personally I believe greater sanctions relief would have been justified by the temporary derogations to the… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Groups in Limelight of Iran Policy

by Marsha B. Cohen *This post has been updated. Last Tuesday (Oct. 29) administration officials met with what the Israeli daily Haaretz describes as a “coterie of Jewish leaders.” Only four Jewish organizations were represented: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC);… Continue Reading  

Syria Crisis Yet to Derail Iran Nuclear Talks

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Even with potential U.S. strikes against Iranian ally Syria looming, Washington and Tehran appear to be preparing for the resumption of nuclear talks. U.S. foreign policy analysts have been bustling since the Aug. 4… Continue Reading