Op-ed: Give US-Iran negotiations time to succeed

I have an op-ed in the paper today expanding on the problems with new legislation that is pushing the US toward war with Iran. I was in Iran in 2009 when a family invited me into their home for [...]

What the US should (and should not) do to support democracy activists in Iran

This post is part of Unite 4 Human Rights in Iran day of blogging. People around the world were inspired by the massive protests that broke out after Iran’s disputed presidential election, and [...]

412 representatives support counterproductive Iran sanctions

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted 412-12 (with 4 members voting “present”) to pass the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, a broad, aggressive sanctions bill that few if any [...]

Congress condemns the Goldstone report

Last night, the House of Representatives voted a whopping 344-36 (with 22 voting “present”) to condemn the report on Operation Cast Lead in Gaza by renowned human rights investigator Judge [...]