| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:23 PM
WASHINGTON — In mid-March, a small team of U.S. officials boarded a military plane and flew to the tiny Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman on a diplomatic mission so sensitive — and risky — that only President Obama and his closest...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The nuclear accord reached in Geneva last month has sparked a robust debate in the U.S. and around the world. Was the agreement a major achievement in preventing Tehran from obtaining the nuclear bomb, as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Iran's nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy.
But just in case they don't win that diplomatic victory, they are...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Relations between Britain and Iran have improved in recent months and "circumstances are right" to reopen the British Embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday.
The election a year ago of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...
| Apr 19, 2012
The Obama administration faces two dangers in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, which began in a burst of optimism last weekend after the two sides managed to get through a day and a half of talks without anyone walking out.
One danger, of course, is...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:37 PM
I revel in the interconnectedness of current events. I’m no psychoanalyst, but anyone who’s ever studied the utterances of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might conclude that he suffers from paranoid delusions, and probably a whale of an inferiority...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
The bizarre plot federal law enforcement officials described Tuesday in which elements of the Iranian government are accused of trying to blow up Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. with explosives planted in a Washington restaurant sounds like...
| Nov 3, 2011
Republicans usually enter a presidential campaign with a built-in advantage on at least one issue: national security. Historically, voters trust the GOP to be tougher than Democrats on defense and foreign policy.
Not this time. President Obama has robbed...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A report this week on Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program by the International Atomic Energy Agency leaves little doubt that country's ruling clerics remain determined to acquire the means to produce a bomb. That poses a dilemma for the Obama...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Karl Rove spoke at the Johns Hopkins University last week. Mr. Rove delivered the final lecture for the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, which is entirely student run and sponsored by the university. I am a co-chair of this organization.