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  • Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and Iraq

    At the dawn of 2015, the U.S. has yet to articulate a comprehensive foreign-policy strategy to counter the influence and territorial gains of Islamic State, the terrorist group that emerged last year — and poses a dangerous and vexing threat to...
  • Saudi stability: The US ally is vulnerable on several fronts

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, Jan. 5: A confluence of elements, some endemic and some new, may be in the process of producing a crisis in Saudi Arabia, a long-standing U.S. ally in the Middle East. Its...
  • Iran supreme leader: US 'cannot be trusted' to lift sanctions in nuclear deal

    Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Tehran should instead develop an "economy of resistance." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who makes the final decisions on all matters of...
  • Iranian reformers oppose government's nuclear ambitions

    This winter, Tehran has been a place of conferences and complaints. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday addressed a conference on the economy and bemoaned that "the economy cannot develop in isolation from the rest of the world." Rouhani is not...
  • In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions

    In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions
    As the investigation of Sydney’s deadly hostage siege continued Tuesday, thousands of Australians paid tribute to the victims, pouring out their grief and leaving flowers near the crime scene at a busy downtown pedestrian thoroughfare. Initial...
  • Iranians look upon U.S.-Cuba accord with hope and a bit of envy

    Iranians look upon U.S.-Cuba accord with hope and a bit of envy
    A prominent Iranian cleric cited the U.S. normalization of relations with Cuba during weekly remarks at Friday prayers as evidence that sanctions against his country are destined to fail. “As [President] Obama and John Kerry admitted, the 55 years...
  • Obama's fourth-quarter foreign policy surprises

    Six months ago, President Obama's foreign policy looked stymied. Negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians were at a dead end. Russia was gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. U.S. efforts to end the war in Syria were ineffective. A new extremist army,...
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran

    Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran
    In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working. The...
  • U.S. should allow families of hostages to buy their freedom

    U.S. should allow families of hostages to buy their freedom
    As Americans gather with their families at Christmastime, we should pause to remember four who are not coming home for the holidays. James Foley will not be with his family in New Hampshire. Steven Sotloff will not be going home to Florida. And Peter...
  • Young Iranian American Jews look to make a difference in civic life

     Young Iranian American Jews look to make a difference in civic life
    The wide veranda of the Beverly Hills mansion was packed with more than 300 people, the bar was bustling and the caterers were hustling to keep the young, dressed-up crowd supplied with fresh sushi. But this was not just a party. There were...