US Dept. of State

The history of U.S.-Iranian relations looms over Trump’s threats to end the Obama-era nuclear deal. We speak with Iranian Scholar Emad Kiyaei about sanctions and recent protests. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:37 PM Dispatches

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December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. more

Jan 5, 2018 1:52 PM Dispatches


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One example: U.S. ally Israel, which possesses an estimated 80 nuclear warheads, with material for up to 200, poses the real nuclear threat in the region. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:10 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


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Our current military effort is a failed one—and it's time for an entirely new approach, says Andrew Bacevich. more

Jan 26, 2017 10:58 AM Magazine

Now that the United States and Iran have agreed on a nuclear accord, Iranians have high hopes for improving the economy. more

Nov 17, 2015 9:20 PM Magazine

Until King Salman’s notable absence from meetings with the White House this week, the Saudi royal family has managed its relationship with the United States with utmost care. more

May 15, 2015 10:14 AM Op-Eds 1 Comments

The Congressional Black Caucus should enthusiastically back the U.S.–Iran nuclear agreement. more

Apr 8, 2015 12:36 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

Reaching an interim nuclear deal with Iran would have been difficult enough even without hardliners in both Iran and the United States seeking to undermine them. more

Apr 5, 2015 3:07 PM Dispatches

It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA more

Mar 11, 2015 3:00 PM Magazine 5 Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on March 3 was unprecedented in many ways. more

Mar 4, 2015 7:37 PM Dispatches 6 Comments

Like Abraham, who was ready to slaughter his son to please God, Netanyahu is ready to sacrifice Israel’s most vital interests for election victory. Image credit: AFP/Getty Images more

Mar 2, 2015 9:30 PM Op-Eds

Since leaving the CIA Baer has become an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related matters in various venues, including CNN as its national security affairs analyst. Image credit: Kevin Toolis. more

Dec 23, 2014 7:32 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Bombing will only drive more Sunnis into the arms of ISIS. Diplomacy must take center stage. more

Sep 10, 2014 7:44 PM Dispatches 14 Comments

The U.S.-Iran nuclear deal may be imperiled by armchair hawks in the U.S. Senate. more

Jan 13, 2014 9:43 PM Dispatches

The greatest danger to Israel is not the putative Iranian nuclear bomb. The greatest danger is the stupidity of our leaders. more

Nov 29, 2013 5:00 PM Dispatches

In a remarkable turn of events, the new Iranian president has released his own version of the "Yes We Can" ad, complete with the black-and-white grainy filters, guitar-strumming, singing and all. more

Nov 27, 2013 7:22 PM Dispatches

The Saudis may finally be ending their friendship with the United States. The reason for the falling out is the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. more

Nov 27, 2013 3:11 PM Dispatches

President Obama's breakthrough on the Iranian nuclear program should be welcomed by everyone, and yet top Republicans spent Monday insisting that the Administration is just trying to "wag the dog." more

Nov 25, 2013 8:48 PM Dispatches

In Israel, President Obama's rhetoric was compassionate on Palestine but tone deaf on Iran.Obama's visit last week to the Jewish state, the West Bank and Jordan dealt with American-Israeli relations (security and the occupation of Palestine), Ira... more

Mar 26, 2013 4:50 PM Dispatches