| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Peace, as we have seen, is not an order natural to mankind: it is artificial, intricate and highly volatile. All kinds of preconditions are necessary." -- Michael Howard, "The Invention of Peace"
And here comes World War I, wrapped in World War II,...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A top U.S. official cautioned Tuesday that obstacles remain before a nuclear deal can be reached between Iran and six world powers and warned that the widespread optimism about the four-month-long negotiations has gotten “way out of control.”...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:18 AM
The negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that resume here this week could, if successful, give a huge boost to the governments in Washington and Tehran. But if they collapse, there could be damaging political blowback for leaders in the two...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:32 PM
The tragedy of Iran is that it may not be able to reach an agreement over its nuclear program even when it knows it needs one. The Islamic Republic's political class knows its hold on power depends on sustained economic growth, and that in turn requires a...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The war of words between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his conservative critics is escalating as nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers are set to enter a potentially decisive phase next week.
The president and his supporters came out...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Iran apparently missed a deadline Thursday for providing information on its past nuclear activities to the United Nations’ nuclear agency, a snag that could cloud ongoing international nuclear negotiations with major world powers.
Tehran signed an...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A crucial round of international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program ended abruptly Friday with Western diplomats acknowledging they had made less headway than they had hoped and complaining that Iran is holding up their effort to seal a...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The United Nations is unlikely to complete its assessment of whether Iran has conducted research on nuclear weapons before the deadline set by six world powers for a deal to curb the country's nuclear activities, a new complication in the international...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Nearly a century after a German torpedo sunk the passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 1,200 people, a story about the World War I attack has sent a torpedo of sorts into the belly of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The Energy Department's...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:25 AM
BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear.
In meetings with President Xi Jinping...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by...