Guarded Tone in Geneva as Negotiators Seek Iran Accord

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Amidst rising expectations of a breakthrough, Iran and six world powers Wednesday resumed their quest for a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme that seemed just within reach earlier this month. In the first… Continue Reading  

Lessons from Geneva

by François Nicoullaud Had the foreign ministers of the seven countries involved in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program remained at home, the last round that were held in Geneva would have been presented as a success. At the end… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Deal May Have its Beginnings in Geneva

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva — Talks between Iran and world powers known as the P5+1 over Iran’s nuclear program wrapped up here with expressions of encouragement and hope, a commitment to reconvene in just three weeks, and… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Threats Ring Hollow Amid Iranian Proposals

by Mitchell Plitnick In most corners of the world, the news that a presentation by Iran at its meetings with the 6 world power P5+1 team in Geneva today was greeted warmly by their interlocutors aroused optimism and a hopeful… Continue Reading  

Iran Torn on Syria

by Alireza Nader via USIP Iran has mixed feelings and conflicting interests in the Syrian crisis. Tehran has a strategic interest in opposing chemical weapons due to its own horrific experience during the 1980-1988 war with Iraq. For years, President… Continue Reading