Iran

Politics

The Iran accord is going to change everything

Iran is the world’s most misunderstood country. It has been cut off from the West for decades, and during that period much of the world press, with limited access, has joined to demonize it. But after the US and five other world powers signed a landmark accord with Iran, misconceptions are beginning to erode, writes author Stephen Kinzer.

Business, Finance & Economics

The decline in oil prices will put the squeeze on Iran and Russia — and give a jolt to American consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.

Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

Politics

A change in Iran policy?

A Bush administration official is expected to attend talks with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator this weekend, and some observers see this as an example of a changing U.S. foreign policy, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Politics

Appeal ordered for imprisoned Iranian-American reporter

The head of Iran's judiciary today ordered what he called a quick and fair appeal for Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi. Saberi was sentenced this weekend to eight years in prison on charges of spying for the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mansour Farhang, a professor of politics at Bennington College, and a former Iranian ambassador to the UN, about the case, and what it says about politics inside Iran.