Maybe Christiane Amanpour should host the next round of Iran Nuclear Talks

Mohammad Javad Larijani, a top adviser to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seems like a reasonable fellow with respect to Iran’s nuclear stance in this March 12th interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. On the West’s issue with Iranian enrichment of uranium… Continue Reading  

Understanding Iran’s Negotiating Style

by Dina Esfandiary Iranians negotiate like they’re in the bazaar. Westerners negotiate like they’re shopping at Macy’s. These negotiating styles could not be more different, making it difficult to get an actual result. But the West needs to decide whether… Continue Reading  

Israel and Palestine: Obama Commits the US

by Robert E. Hunter To say that President Barack Obama’s visit this spring to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan is the proverbial gamble is an understatement. He may end up (rightly) congratulating himself on his wisdom and courage in… Continue Reading  

Good News out of Israel

by Peter Jenkins There has been good news out of Israel this week – all the more welcome for being relatively infrequent where Iran is concerned. Sheera Frenkel, a McClatchy correspondent, reported on Monday that Israeli intelligence officials had told… Continue Reading