Russian Ambivalence About an Iranian Nuclear Agreement

by Mark N. Katz Russia has long called for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. Moscow has played an important part in the ongoing negotiations over this issue between the P5 + 1 (America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia,… Continue Reading  

Obama Prepares for Showdown with Congress Over Iran Deal

by Jasmin Ramsey Two days after the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme had passed, negotiators looked like they would be going home empty handed. But a surprisingly detailed framework was announced Apr. 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland,… Continue Reading  

Samore Says Congress Unlikely to Reject Nuclear Deal

by Eli Clifton United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) president Gary Samore made a surprising admission on Monday when he said that Congress was unlikely to override a presidential veto of any new sanctions-related legislation in the wake of a nuclear… Continue Reading  

Republicans Overreach: Part Deux

by Jim Lobe Of course, the story of the day on the Iran front is the publication of what its authors titled, “An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” It was signed by 47 Republican… Continue Reading  

An Agreement That Is Good for Israel, Bad for Netanyahu

by Paul R. Pillar One of the strangest aspects of the frantic crying of alarm over Iran’s nuclear program—with the crying having reached its most publicized peak in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Republican/Likud campaign rally in the House chamber—is that the chief… Continue Reading