Will he open his country’s gates for more Western inspired culture, or is he just another “security apparatchik”?
Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Could Be a Major Triumph
November 24, 2013
Right-wingers here and abroad hate it. But they also hated it when Reagan struck deals with Gorbachev—and the parallels are pretty clear
Two Reasons Why Iran Resumed Nuclear Negotiations
November 14, 2013
Understanding both is key to a potentially enduring solution to the snagged negotiations.
How to Fix the Iran Nuclear Deal
November 11, 2013
On the possibilities of negotiating with Iran—and the tricky work of letting allies know we're serious about stopping Tehran's nukes
"Israel Doesn’t Need America on D-Day"
October 23, 2013
"I supported [Netanyahu and Barak] on the notion that if we come to the fork in the road [on Iran], where we have to choose between very tough alternatives—the ‘bomb’ or the ‘bombing’—I’m with the prime minister, for the bombing,” former Israeli defe
Netanyahu Said Something Shockingly Bad at the UN
October 01, 2013
Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has revived talks with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany over its nuclear program.
Iran's President Is Still All Talk, But He's Saying the Right Things
September 29, 2013
The call, now heard around the world, made Friday by President Barack Obama from the Oval Office to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, as he was stuck in New York City traffic on his way to the airport, has at least for the moment ended a tumultuous 34
Hassan Rouhani Is Still a Holocaust Denier
September 25, 2013
Imagine that a company or some other kind of organization with a history of believing that the world is flat appoints a new CEO who is more open to alternative beliefs about the shape of the world. “The world is not flat,” he says.
More Reasons for Optimism About Iran's New President
September 19, 2013
Iran's new president is headed to New York this week. Americans should be optimistic.
Iran Tweets, and the World Gets Way Too Excited
September 06, 2013
Maybe the Jewish New Year really has ushered in the positive change it’s supposed to represent.