| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:42 PM
TEHRAN — Iran has "virtually resolved" its dispute with world powers over a planned nuclear plant that could produce weapon material, the chairman of Iran's nuclear agency told a state news agency.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's nuclear program,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Too often "the law" is nothing more than prejudice embedded in jargon.
So the Obama administration, in its attempt to hammer another national security leaker, is directly challenging the right of journalists to protect confidential sources....
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:41 AM
With nuclear talks stalled and a deadline approaching, a delegation of top U.S. officials will confer with Iranian counterparts at a hastily organized two-day meeting in Geneva next week, officials announced early Saturday.
Deputy Secretary of State...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 PM
In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:25 PM
President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia this week. Based on what I hear from key Saudis, he is in for a rough reception. Rarely have the Saudis been more skeptical about the United States, and if the president is to affect Saudi behavior, it is...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Iran and six world powers Wednesday formally began a two-month diplomatic sprint to complete a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing the ability to build nuclear weapons.
Top diplomats from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Few presidential candidates enjoyed better press than Barack Obama in 2008. He reciprocated by promising unprecedented "openness in government" and a new era of transparency.
He has fallen far short of the promise. This administration has prosecuted more...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The Obama administration is sending both its second- and third-ranking diplomats to international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program this week, in a sign of the mounting urgency of the talks.
The State Department announced that Deputy Secretary of...
| 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...