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  • Charmed by Rouhani, but only to a point

    Charmed by Rouhani, but only to a point
    NEW YORK — How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin? By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, was beginning to sound a little tired of his hazy talking points....
  • Joel Brinkley: Iran's new president mounts a charm offensive

    Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now. First, of course, is Syria. President Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...
  • Look for tip-offs from UN General Assembly meeting

    PARIS -- You're probably thinking that there are better things to watch than the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly -- like maybe something featuring narcissistic birdbrains or pretentious toddlers. But you can actually get all of the...
  • Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Selected for Foreign-Language Oscar

    Iran has submitted "The Past," by "A Separation" director Asghar Farhadi, as its candidate for the foreign-language film Academy Award race. The choice, which comes amid the rapprochement under way between Iran and the U.S., is being opposed by Iranian...
  • Hope rises -- in Iran!

    What's this -- different news, hopeful news, real news out of Teheran? A candidate described as a "moderate" has won a bare majority of the millions of votes cast in that country's presidential election over a splintered coalition of the usual...
  • Iran foreign minister talks conciliation, calls for end to sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that his country was willing to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program but that Washington needed to reciprocate by stopping the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy....
  • The Iranian 'moderate' Hasan Rouhani is more show than substance

    The Iranian 'moderate' Hasan Rouhani is more show than substance
    — The search, now 30 years old, for Iranian "moderates" goes on. Amid the enthusiasm of the latest sighting, it's worth remembering that the highlight of the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages debacle was the secret trip to Tehran taken by Robert...
  • Front pages reflect Iran's internal divide on U.S. talks

    Front pages reflect Iran's internal divide on U.S. talks
    TEHRAN — The Sunday morning front pages in Iran told the story of how the first tentative signs of a thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations are seen in the Islamic republic. As in the United States, different factions are viewing the developments very...
  • Obama lays out his realist manifesto for a U.N. audience

    If President Obama ever was a foreign-policy idealist, he's not one now. The address he delivered Tuesday at the United Nations amounted to a realist manifesto for defending U.S. "core interests" — using force, when necessary — without...
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani returns home to mixed reviews

    TEHRAN -- Following President Obama's phone call to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday, the first such exchange between leaders of the two nations since 1979, Rouhani returned home to a mixed reception in Tehran. While about 100 supporters of...
  • Obama breaks three decades of silence with call to Iranian president

    Obama breaks three decades of silence with call to Iranian president
    WASHINGTON — Breaking a silence of more than three decades between the leaders of the United States and Iran, President Obama on Friday called President Hassan Rouhani to express confidence that the two can find a "comprehensive solution" to their...
  • We've been played

    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." -- Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir Putin,...