US Iran Relations

The Obama-Rouhani Communication Efforts Are No Historic Breakthrough

Michael Ledeen | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada
Michael Ledeen

The Bush Administration's efforts to strike a workable deal with the Islamic Republic were part of the pattern of American-Iranian diplomacy since the Revolution of 1979: lots of talking, but no bargain, grand or middling. It's almost an instant replay of the Clinton years. In 2000, Albright gave a speech that essentially apologized for past American behaviour towards Iran.

Hassan Rouhani, Barack Obama Phone Call: America And Iran Connect For The First Time In 30 Years

AP | | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he has spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. It's the first conversation between America...

Talking On The Phone

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking a third-of-a-century diplomatic freeze, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephon...

America Is A 'Great' Nation

AP | Edith M. Lederer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the United States a "great'' nation Friday in a sharp reversal from his predecessors and expressed hope that a...

Is the Arab Spring Coming to an End?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

It's beginning to look like Iran could be the culmination of the Arab Spring, the moment when it all comes together, where the lessons learned -- by Arabs and by the West -- from this fascinating, frustrating, bloody battle are finally put to positive, lasting use.

Iran Touts Letters From Obama

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's foreign ministry says the letter exchange between Washington and Tehran included White House's congratulations on the election o...

The West's Latest Middle East Mess Up

Conrad Black | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

After decades of mistaken policy with the Middle East, the U.S. should do what's necessary to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, and get rid of Assad and his sycophancy to Tehran. America has a very poor track record with the Middle East, and will simply, eventually, have to do better than this.