The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
February 27, 2014
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Trita Parsi about the recent round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran.
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
January 22, 2014
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
The nuclear issue may be defused for now, but multiple factors could continue to undermine relations.
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
November 21, 2013
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
Moscow seeks to combine pragmatism with maximum leverage, at least until Iran achieves a détente with the West.
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
November 04, 2013
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
The future of America’s standing as a great power depends on the choices it makes in dealing with Iran.
America’s Moment of Truth on Iran
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
October 18, 2013
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
The West should build goodwill and reduce mistrust, before imposing the demands of the Additional Protocol.
Iran Talks: Breaking the Mosaic of Mistrust
The (Slow) Rise of Iran’s Women
September 22, 2013
The (Slow) Rise of Iran’s Women
Gender discrimination is still an issue, especially in high office, but progress is being made.
The (Slow) Rise of Iran’s Women
The
August 03, 2013
The "Brain Trust" Behind Iran’s New President
The Center for Strategic Research will be instrumental in helping Hassan Rouhani confront Iran’s many challenges.
The "Brain Trust" Behind Iran’s New President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s African Safari
June 18, 2013
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s African Safari
From Ghana to Egypt to the Horn, the departing president has leveraged economic and diplomatic ties to expand Iran’s reach in Africa.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s African Safari
Hassan Rowhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election
June 16, 2013
Hassan Rowhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election
Iranians deliver a clear victory to the moderate candidate. Will change ensue?
Hassan Rowhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election
Iran’s Elections: The Maneouvering Begins
May 17, 2013
Iran’s Elections: The Maneouvering Begins
While Saeed Jalili appears the early frontrunner, the early chaos of Iran’s presidential elections underscores the unpredictability of the race.
Iran’s Elections: The Maneouvering Begins
May 04, 2013
"Red Lines" On Iran: Not So Black and White
Amid the proliferation of red lines, the important ones are at risk of being opaque or even unintelligible in Tehran.
"Red Lines" On Iran: Not So Black and White
Nearing A Fait Accompli
April 23, 2013
Nearing A Fait Accompli
“We are approaching a point where…the international community will no longer have any realistic option to veto an Iranian decision to build nuclear weapons.”
Nearing A Fait Accompli
Why the Revolutionary Guards Do Not Run Iran’s Economy
March 21, 2013
Why the Revolutionary Guards Do Not Run Iran’s Economy
There has long been a consensus among Western pundits that the IRGC controls Iran’s economy. The truth is much messier.
Why the Revolutionary Guards Do Not Run Iran’s Economy
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
March 13, 2013
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
Some argue that Iran could follow N. Korea’s nuclear path. Actually, Pyongyang’s experience may deter Tehran from building a bomb.
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
March 01, 2013
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
This week’s P5+1-Iran meeting was highly encouraging but the long shadow of the past looms large.
The Ball is in Iran’s Court
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
February 06, 2013
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Iran and the P5+1 powers have scheduled talks. Now the hard part begins.
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief