Will Obama’s Legacy Start or Stop with the Nuclear Deal?

by Henry Johnson Much to the chagrin of those who oppose Obama’s nuclear deal, there is no telling where the informal bonds created by hours of unrelenting talks will end up taking the US and Iran. The departure of Javad… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extended Iran Nuclear Talks

by Jim Lobe Washington—Buoyed by the failure of the US and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up… Continue Reading  

Give Iran Peace (Talks) a Chance?

by Derek Davison Prominent neoconservative writers Bret Stephens and Reuel Marc Gerecht called for a much tougher approach to talks with Iran over its nuclear program in a debate hosted here by the McCain Institute on March 11. The discussion… Continue Reading  

Report: Engage Iran’s People While Preventing Nuke

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  

Analysts Respond to Expected US Decision to delist MEK from FTO List

Jim Lobe and I wrote a report yesterday for IPS News about the expected US decision to delist the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (aka MEK, PMOI and NCRI) from its foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list. Most analysts we interviewed predicted that the removal would only… Continue Reading