Beltway Foreign Policy Groups to Congress: Stay Out of the Way on Iran!


by Eli Clifton The November 24 deadline for Iran and world powers to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is quickly approaching. If negotiators can reach a deal next month, it will almost certainly provide unprecedented access for inspectors to… Continue Reading  

Ed Levine Dissects Menendez-Graham Letter


by Jim Lobe *This article has ben modified. Ed Levine, an arms control specialist who worked for both Republican and Democratic senators for 20 years on the Intelligence Committee and another ten on the Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a detailed and… Continue Reading  

The Mixed Message of the Senate Letter On the Iran Nuclear Talks


by Daryl G. Kimball Clearly, Congress has an important role in implementing any comprehensive, final-phase agreement between the P5+1 and Iran to “ensureIran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful.” Those talks are now underway in Vienna. In that role, members of the Senate… Continue Reading  

AIPAC, Netanyahu Just Not Getting Usual Traction On Iran


by Jim Lobe Seemingly overshadowed by the crisis in Crimea and the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu just don’t seem to be getting the kind of momentum… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Plan C on Iran Diplomacy Blunted

by Jim Lobe It’s been a difficult annual policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its hopes of getting Congress to set the toughest possible conditions on any final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading