Looking at the Kurdish Question in Turkey

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by Robert Olson In this article I want to discuss some of the dimensions of Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu’s speech at Mardin Artuklu University on Feb. 5, 2016 at a meeting titled “Fraternity Gatherings Mardin Conference.”

Can the Iranian Nuclear Dispute be Resolved?

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by Peter Jenkins Readers who recall that four years ago a new US President seemed eager to defuse the West’s quarrel with Iran over its nuclear activities may wonder why we are all still waiting for white smoke. I am… Continue Reading  

Disappointed in Almaty

by Charles Naas The second round of talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan between the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran ended just about where they started — no advance from the March talks and the glimmer of… Continue Reading  

Is Time on Iran’s Side?

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The latest round of talks between the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) and Iran in Kazakhstan concluded on Saturday without any tangible progress. While details of the reciprocal offers remain unclear, what we… Continue Reading  

Report: Engage Iran’s People While Preventing Nuke

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News The U.S. should not only focus on the short-term goal of “suspending or delaying” Iran’s alleged quest for a nuclear weapons capability, but also on “curtailing Iran’s other worrisome activities in the region while… Continue Reading