'Chance of a Century': International Investors Flock to Tehran

'Chance of a Century': International Investors Flock to Tehran

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 02, 2014

Since the West reached a landmark deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program late last year, many Iranians are hoping for an end to sanctions. Western companies are also gearing up do big business. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Tehran Treaty: Winners and Losers in Geneva Nuclear Deal

Tehran Treaty: Winners and Losers in Geneva Nuclear Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2013

The Geneva nuclear treaty with Tehran offers the West new opportunities and could change the world.  But secret documents suggest it is the hardliners in Iran who stand to profit the most from the new opening. The clear losers are Israel and Saudi Arabia. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

World From Berlin: Don't Lift Iran Sanctions 'Prematurely'

World From Berlin: Don't Lift Iran Sanctions 'Prematurely'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 25, 2013

Although German commentators applaud Iran's interim deal with the West to halt its nuclear program as a significant step forward, they also argue Tehran must now prove itself. The bulk of the sanctions must remain in place until a full agreement is reached, they say. more... Comment ]

Iran Talks: Stiffer Sanctions Could Torpedo Nuclear Deal

Iran Talks: Stiffer Sanctions Could Torpedo Nuclear Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 14, 2013

Should sanctions against Tehran be tightened? US Senators believe Iran's nuclear activities can only be halted by ratcheting up the pressure. But Secretary of State John Kerry fears this hawkish stance will scuttle talks between world powers and Iran. An Analysis By Sebastian Fischer more... Comment ]

Geneva Nuclear Talks: Iran Bets on Easing of Sanctions

Geneva Nuclear Talks: Iran Bets on Easing of Sanctions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2013

The next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program kicks off Tuesday in Geneva. But unless Tehran offers up credible concessions, the recent trickle of goodwill could quickly run dry. By Matthias Gebauer and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Iran Nuclear Talks: Europe's Unsung Chief Diplomat

Iran Nuclear Talks: Europe's Unsung Chief Diplomat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 01, 2013

The European Union's foreign policy apparatus is often written off as trivial. But its leader, Catherine Ashton, is the one whose tenacious diplomacy has brought the West and Iran back to the table to negotiate Tehran's nuclear program and related sanctions. By Gregor Peter Schmitz and Christoph Schult in Brussels more... Comment ]

Reaching Out: Obama's Ambitious Mideast Diplomatic Offensive

Reaching Out: Obama's Ambitious Mideast Diplomatic Offensive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 30, 2013

Barack Obama is moving his foreign policy course toward diplomacy and away from military intervention. Suddenly the Iranian nuclear issue and Israeli-Palestinian conflict are back on the table -- but is the Middle East ready for a breakthrough? By Dieter Bednarz, Matthias Gebauer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Intelligence Sources: Rohani Prepared to Shut Down Nuclear Site

Intelligence Sources: Rohani Prepared to Shut Down Nuclear Site

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2013

International sanctions are taking their toll on Iran's economy, and it now appears that new President Hassan Rohani could thus be willing to make concessions in the country's long-running standoff with the West over its nuclear program. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Time to Talk: Syrian War Offers Bargaining Chip in Iran Conflict

Time to Talk: Syrian War Offers Bargaining Chip in Iran Conflict

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 09, 2013

With a new moderate president and increasing focus on the civil war in Syria, Iran is finally in a position to compromise on its nuclear program. The West should seize the moment and head to the negotiating table. A Commentary By Omid Nouripour more... Comment ]

Interview with Prince Turki bin Faisal: 'Saudi Arabia Wants Downfall of Assad'

Interview with Prince Turki bin Faisal: 'Saudi Arabia Wants Downfall of Assad'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2013

Saudi Arabia has long urged the West to arm the Syrian rebels as they battle forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. In an interview with SPIEGEL, he explains why. He also says Europe should change its strategy in nuclear negotiations with Iran. more... Comment ]

World From Berlin: Iranian Vote Sends Positive Message to World

World From Berlin: Iranian Vote Sends Positive Message to World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2013

The election of moderate cleric Hassan Rohani as Iran's new president has the potential to end the stalemate in the nation's nuclear dispute with the West, say German commentators. The West should seize the opportunity. more... Comment ]