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
An Act of Self-Preservation: Why Iran Wants the Bomb
August 14, 2012
An Act of Self-Preservation: Why Iran Wants the Bomb
The real roots of Iran’s nuclear program lie not in physics – but in Iran’s own sense of history.
An Act of Self-Preservation: Why Iran Wants the Bomb
Why Talks with Iran Haven’t Worked
May 28, 2012
Why Talks with Iran Haven’t Worked
Iran’s leaders see little domestic political benefit to giving into the demands of the U.S. and its partners over Tehran’s nuclear program. The calculation shows no signs of changing.
Why Talks with Iran Haven’t Worked
A Flicker of Optimism on Iran
May 23, 2012
A Flicker of Optimism on Iran
Hardliners in the U.S. and Israel seem to be shifting on Iran’s nuclear program. Is a breakthrough possible in the Baghdad talks?
A Flicker of Optimism on Iran
May 03, 2012
Election Year = No Iran Deal
There are increasing signs that a breakthrough over Iran’s nuclear program could be in reach. But don’t expect Barack Obama to clutch at it yet.
Election Year = No Iran Deal
A Blueprint for Solving the Iran Crisis
April 12, 2012
A Blueprint for Solving the Iran Crisis
There’s much pessimism surrounding this week’s scheduled talks over Iran’s nuclear program. But a quid pro quo approach offers a solution.
A Blueprint for Solving the Iran Crisis
How to Avoid Disaster With Iran
April 06, 2012
How to Avoid Disaster With Iran
If the West wants to turn the screws on Iran’s regime it must do more to ensure that it isn’t hurting the Iranian people.
How to Avoid Disaster With Iran
Iran: Between U.S. and a Hard Place
January 21, 2012
Iran: Between U.S. and a Hard Place
Iran’s supreme leader has built much of his legitimacy around demonizing the United States. So what could he really offer in talks with the U.S.?
Iran: Between U.S. and a Hard Place
January 07, 2012
Will Iran Lash Out at Weak Israel?
A cornered Iranian supreme leader might be tempted to boost his domestic standing by lashing out at Israel. Israel is ill-equipped to respond.
Will Iran Lash Out at Weak Israel?
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
December 06, 2011
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Last week’s assault on the British Embassy was unacceptable. But more sanctions are only going to embolden Iran’s ideologues.
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
December 02, 2011
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
The attack on the British Embassy in Iran was a troubling escalation. If the attack was ordered by the supreme leader’s son, it could be just the start.
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
November 10, 2011
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
The latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program has strengthened the hand of those calling for tougher action. But the U.S. should open the diplomacy door wider.
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Last President?
October 24, 2011
Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Last President?
Iran’s supreme leader has hinted that the country’s presidency could be eliminated. It’s a clear warning to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad: Iran’s Last President?
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
October 15, 2011
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
The idea that the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador went to the very top is fanciful, says Robert Dreyfuss. Still, it has almost certainly scuppered the prospects for talks.
Punching Holes in the Iran Plot
Was Khamenei Reckless - Or Set Up?
October 13, 2011
Was Khamenei Reckless - Or Set Up?
Claims Iran was plotting to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador on US soil are extraordinary. Would Iran’s leadership really have OK’d such a plot?
Was Khamenei Reckless - Or Set Up?
Ahmadinejad on the Ropes
June 29, 2011
Ahmadinejad on the Ropes
Tensions between the president and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have been bubbling to the surface. Ahmadinejad is running out of options.
Ahmadinejad on the Ropes
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