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Make the Deal: Do Not Wait for A Non-Existent Perfect Deal
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hamid Zangeneh
We have a few days left to the final day (Nov. 24 target date) of this round of negotiations between Iran and 5+1 countries. There are some contradictory messages from both sides, some of which are unsettling. It seems that both sides are trying to get the last ounces of advantage from the other side, which is unfortunate.  Both sides have been treating these negotiations as if they were zero-sum games, they are not.

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How Iran and World Powers Can Reach Nuclear Deal
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
The ninth round of talks between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group of world powers ended on Tuesday without a breakthrough to seal a deal over Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 24 November deadline.

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America's Last Best Hope for Defeating the Islamic State Is… Iran?
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Emad Kiyaei
U.S. firepower alone can't defeat the Islamic State. It needs to work with Iran, whether it likes it or not.

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7 Reasons Not to Worry about Iran's Enrichment Capacity
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
With less than six weeks before the deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal, Washington should not be so focused on Iran’s breakout capability that it misses the best opportunity in a decade to resolve the standoff.

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Iran Nuclear Program Talks: Will it Ever Result in Final Agreement?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nikolai Bobkin
The nuclear talks with Iran have to be concluded by the November 24 deadline. The final countdown is on with less than three weeks left to go. Nothing makes one believe an agreement can be reached till the fixed date.

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The New Congress and Foreign Policy
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Michael Brenner
Much depends on whether the nuclear negotiations lead to an agreement before the new Senate convenes in January. Since Obama already has said that he will not present a treaty to the Senate for ratification, an agreement before January would not necessarily be jeopardized by Republican opposition. However, the shift in the Senate could accentuate two other problematic aspects of the situation.

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How Congressional Hawks Plan to Kill Obama’s Iran Deal
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trita Parsi
According to all accounts, the Iranians had delivered on all their promises and commitments. They had not dragged their feet. They had not tried to cheat. Six months of continued good news had cleared much of the poison out of the atmosphere in Congress and rendered anti-Iran measures far more difficult to pass.

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The Syrian Tunnel and the Spring
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fadi Elhusseini
Unfortunately, with the intercalation of new elements in the scene, i.e., the Kurdish and the ethnic factors, all regional players succumbed to a form of paralysis with few options at hand, and thus the whole region is susceptible to further schism and deeper ordeals until everyone realizes that no one will be immune from the ramifications of this scourge.

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Bad Move, ISIS: Why America and Iran Should Work Together
Friday, October 3, 2014

Payam Mohseni
By viewing ISIS as an opportunity to “reset” its relations with Iran, Washington can help Tehran become a constructive player in the conflict and weaken the potential for it to act as a spoiler.

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Thinking Outside the Box
Friday, October 3, 2014

Kambiz Zarrabi
A stable Middle East, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Mountains of Hindu Kush requires Iran’s direct help and participation. If this idea doesn’t sit well with the Israeli regime or its Zionist supporters, let them answer one question: Point to one case where America’s passionate attachment to the Zionist state has done any good for the United States.

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