| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:31 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama honored a domestic-violence and child-abuse advocate here Saturday, giving attention to human rights struggles in Saudi Arabia before bringing to a close an overseas trip to Europe and the desert kingdom that was...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Gerontion," Episode 307 of Showtime's "Homeland," refers to a T.S. Eliot poem about an elderly man molded by events of the previous century.
Similarly, acting CIA Director Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) and Iranian deputy intelligence chief Majid Javadi...
| Nov 21, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been labeled a warmonger, a wolf-crier and an opponent of peace at any price because of his policies on Iran.
Here's what Netanyahu's critics say: His warnings of a bad deal are designed to undermine...
| Nov 28, 2013
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his red line across a cartoon bomb at the United Nations in September 2012, he highlighted the most pressing issue with Iran's nuclear program: the Islamic Republic's ability to enrich uranium to near-...
| Dec 24, 2013
In recent weeks, the media have had a field day reporting on a so-called rift in the U.S.-Israel relationship over the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The story makes for great headlines, but it's poor analysis. Despite the heated rhetoric, the pillars...
| Nov 24, 2013
Analogies between Secretary of State John F. Kerry's negotiations with Iran and the negotiations the Reagan administration undertook with the Soviet Union have become commonplace. But is Hassan Rouhani really another Mikhail Gorbachev — another...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
| Nov 27, 2013
If economic sanctions were key to forcing Iran to accept limits on its nuclear program, wouldn't more sanctions have an even greater effect?
Critics of last week's interim nuclear deal with Tehran certainly think so.
It didn't take long for them to...
| Feb 19, 2014
On the morning of my appearance before an Iranian Revolutionary Court, where I was convicted on a fabricated charge of espionage, I heard the chant "Death to America!" from the world beyond my prison window. The chant, and the associated stereotype of...
| Jan 26, 2014
The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight, Nev.
Two weeks ago, President Obama's nuclear diplomacy was in trouble, but not because of anything Iran was...