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Iran Reform Must Start at Home
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Kayhan Barzegar
As the world watches for a comprehensive nuclear deal to be reached between Iran and the world powers, it is important to consider how such a deal can help to increase cooperation between Iran and the United States on regional issues.

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With Historic Iran Nuclear Deal Expected, Can President Obama Sell It to Congress and the Public?
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Flynt Leverett
Both houses of Congress will have 60 days to review the agreement once it’s finalized. I think it is quite possible, if not likely, that a simple majority of members in each house will vote a so-called resolution of disapproval in regard to the agreement. At that point, President Obama has said that he would veto those resolutions of disapproval. And at this point, the White House seems pretty confident that they have the votes, at least in the Senate, and perhaps in the House, as well, to sustain President Obama’s veto. So, they are confident that if you can get to an agreement here in Vienna, that it will ultimately get through the congressional review process and will go into effect.

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Demanding What You Can’t Get: Obama’s Gamble with the Iran Talks in Vienna
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett
Hopefully, the Obama administration will get through its political theater over a new Security Council resolution over the next few days and close a final nuclear agreement with Iran.  But it would be far better if the administration renounced this kind of theater entirely—and got down to the serious business of reformulating U.S.-Iranian relations.

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UNHRC Re-Affirms the Safeguards for Civilians in Times of War
Monday, July 6, 2015

René Wadlow
On 3 July 2015, the concluding day of its summer session, the UN Human Rights Council welcomed the report of the “Gaza Conflict Commission of Inquiry” which indicated that the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes during the Israeli “Operation Protective Edge” campaign. 47 member States of the Human Rights Council voted in favor of the resolution, 5 States abstained: Kenya, Ethiopia, Macedonia, India and Paraguay; the USA was the only State to vote against the resolution.

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How to Strike Final Nuclear Deal with Iran on Time
Friday, July 3, 2015

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
With the July 9th, the real deadline for the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 rapidly approaching, the critics of the Lausanne Nuclear Framework Agreement in Washington and Tehran have stepped up their criticisms. The foreign ministers of world powers are set to nail down the nuclear accord they hope will end a 13-year standoff with Iran by June 30th while major differences remain.

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Flight 655, the United States, and the Iranian “Other”
Friday, July 3, 2015

Hossein Nazari
The downing of Flight 655 is only one, among many, historical testaments to the United States’ supremacist views towards Iran and goes a long way towards clarifying why Iran has a hard time trusting its western counterparts, especially the U.S., in the ongoing nuclear negotiations.  Even though it may be no more than a long-forgotten episode in the U.S. history, more than a quarter-century later, the tragic memory of the Flight 655 is etched on the memory of many Iranians.

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A Mutually Acceptable Nuclear Deal Entails Compromises by Iran and West
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Farhang Jahanpour
Professor Farhang Jahanpour from Oxford University’s Faculty of Oriental Studies says that a “mutually acceptable” nuclear deal necessitates compromises by Iran and the Western countries in the 5+1 group.

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Nuclear Deal After the Deadline
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
We are now at a critical decision moment in the nuclear talks and with sufficient political will and prudent diplomacy on the part of negotiating parties, we are likely to witness a historic breakthrough that will hopefully spell the end of the oppressive and unjust sanctions on Iran and the onset of a brand new chapter in Iran's relations with the Western world.

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The War that Haunts Iran’s Negotiators
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Robin Wright
The historic nuclear diplomacy taking place in Vienna’s elegant Coburg Palace has roots in a gritty war between Iran and Iraq that ended more than a quarter of a century ago. Iran suffered more than a hundred and fifty thousand dead between 1980 and 1988. In Tehran, it’s called the Sacred Defense. In the final stages, U.S. aid to Iraq contributed to Iran’s decision to pursue nuclear capability—the very program that six world powers are now negotiating to contain.

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Yemen: No Round Table Negotiations Yet
Sunday, June 21, 2015

René Wadlow
As bombs continued to fall on Yemen, there were the start of indirect contacts among some of the parties in the Yemen conflict in Geneva, facilitated by the UN-appointed envoy on Yemen, the Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. There was a hope among some of the United Nations secretariat that the talks coming at the start of the month of Ramadan could lead to a ceasefire, at least for part of the month. As a symbol, the Ramadan period could serve as a time of peace, brotherhood and other good things. However, symbols also have to correspond in some way to material realities.

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