Regions / Iran
The term "U.S. assets" is a little too open to interpretation.
Iraq knows that Iran -- unlike America and other Western forces -- is there to stay.
Economic sanctions have not persuaded Iran to give up its nuclear program, so it's time to try something different.
New avenues for dialogue between the United States and Iran are needed to prevent minor confrontations from igniting a full-scale war.
TomDispatch tries to get us to see things from Iran's point of view.
Iran scores low on the West's unspoken rationality and ethics indexes.
Perhaps the only way for the West to keep an eye on Iran's uranium enrichment program is to stop objecting to its continuation.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
Calling for states to disarm to prevent nuclear proliferation may be as tough a sell as asking them to spend during an economic crisis instead of cutting spending.
Negotiating with Iran requires talking to it on many levels.