August 07, 2012
Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan
Despite their sectarian divide and history, Tehran may be courting the Taliban to bolster its ability to retaliate from a possible strike on its nuclear program.
July 28, 2012
How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War
A recent incident with Indian fishermen shows how easily Iran and the U.S. could slip into a conflict neither wants but may find hard to avoid.
July 18, 2012
Predictions for Afghan Civil War Are Foolhardy
Despite what some journalists have argued, many signs point toward post-2014 reconciliation, argues Robert Dreyfuss.
July 12, 2012
Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working
Despite hawks’ chest thumping, what the ongoing talks have shown is a path to success, says Robert Dreyfuss.
July 06, 2012
Are Obama's Iran Sanctions A Ruse?
While no doubt painful for Tehran, U.S. sanctions are riddled with exemptions and may be in place mostly to sideline hawks, writes Robert Dreyfus.
June 26, 2012
Is U.S. in Iran Cyber War?
A series of revelations suggest that the U.S. and Israel are engaged in a cyber war with Iran. If true, any hope of progress in talks over Iran’s nuclear program could be jeopardized.
May 03, 2012
Election Year = No Iran Deal
There are increasing signs that a breakthrough over Iran’s nuclear program could be in reach. But don’t expect Barack Obama to clutch at it yet.
April 19, 2012
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.
April 15, 2012
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.
December 15, 2011
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
A former top Obama adviser on the Middle East says the president is serious when he says all options remain open. Just look at his track record.
December 07, 2011
Bonn Meet Falls Flat on Face
Without Pakistan and a Taliban presence, the Bonn conference on Afghanistan was always going to struggle. A conflicted U.S. policy doesn’t help.
November 23, 2011
Hamid Karzai’s Poison Pill
The Afghan president has laid out the conditions for an extended U.S. military presence. But with opposition to his rule growing, can Karzai hold on?