| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now.
First, of course, is Syria. President Barack Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Portraying Iranian President Hasan Rowhani as a man of peace is a farce given his record of duplicity and his long association with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ("Having faith in peace," Oct. 1).
Unfortunately, Mr. Rowhani's charm...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's critics lost no time in calling him naive for welcoming talks offered by Iran's president aimed at reducing tensions between their two countries over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Geneva talks last week between Iran and the international community represented by the so-called P5+1 Group — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany — did not produce any major breakthroughs toward resolving...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Once again, intense negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have failed to produce a deal, but there remains some reason for optimism after the weekend's high-level negotiations in Geneva. The last time such talks fell apart, the issue had been...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The election of Hasan Rowhani as president of Iran is good news for Americans, except for the neoconservative hawks who brought us the war in Iraq and have been especially eager for another military adventure in Iran.
In Iranian terms, Mr. Rowhani is...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:32 AM
At a time when the election of a new, allegedly "moderate" president of Iran has created much excitement and raised many expectations, a more sober assessment of the nature of the Iranian regime is found in the annual report on terrorism issued by the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:51 AM
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog is concerned about Iran's current lack of engagement with an investigation into its suspected atomic bomb research, ahead of a deadline next month for Tehran to step up cooperation, diplomatic sources said on...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Was the cleric an implacable revolutionary, as he...