Solving the Sunni-Shia Conflict Begins with Tehran
May 23, 2014
Solving the Sunni-Shia Conflict Begins with Tehran
‘If Syria and the broader Sunni-Shia conflicts are symptoms, then Iran’s isolation is the disease’
Solving the Sunni-Shia Conflict Begins with Tehran
Iranian, Russian Presidents to Visit China
May 14, 2014
Iranian, Russian Presidents to Visit China
Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani will join Ban Ki-moon in visiting China next week.
Iranian, Russian Presidents to Visit China
The Bright Spot in Iran’s Latest Political Repression
May 02, 2014
The Bright Spot in Iran’s Latest Political Repression
While nuclear negotiations continue, Tehran tries to crack down on internal dissent.
The Bright Spot in Iran’s Latest Political Repression
How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
April 24, 2014
How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
Iran’s future hangs on the Assembly of Experts election in 2016. For that reason, so do the P5+1 negotiations.
How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
Iran’s Top Leader Questions Holocaust
March 22, 2014
Iran’s Top Leader Questions Holocaust
In his Nowruz speech on Friday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei questioned whether the Holocaust happened.
Iran’s Top Leader Questions Holocaust
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
February 15, 2014
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Washington must take steps to assuage the concerns of friendly nations in the region.
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Be Wary of Iran’s 'Sweet Reasonableness'
January 16, 2014
Be Wary of Iran’s 'Sweet Reasonableness'
Iran’s skillful international PR needs to be rigorously tested.
Be Wary of Iran’s 'Sweet Reasonableness'
US-Afghan Security Agreement Sees Regional Support
December 12, 2013
US-Afghan Security Agreement Sees Regional Support
Afghanistan's neighbors, with the exception of Iran, want to see an American presence in Afghanistan past 2014.
US-Afghan Security Agreement Sees Regional Support
Twiplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal
December 11, 2013
Twiplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal
Iran’s diplomatic outreach using Twitter has been unprecedented – and successful.
Twiplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal
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
An Offer the U.S. Can’t Refuse?
November 08, 2013
An Offer the U.S. Can’t Refuse?
A P5+1-Iran agreement seems imminent. If reports are accurate, the U.S. cannot afford to reject it.
An Offer the U.S. Can’t Refuse?
P5+1 to Offer Iran Another Bad Nuclear Deal?
November 07, 2013
P5+1 to Offer Iran Another Bad Nuclear Deal?
Comments by a US official suggest the P5+1 will propose another unserious deal to Iran today in Geneva.
P5+1 to Offer Iran Another Bad Nuclear Deal?
Iran Calls for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Ahead of P5+1 Meeting
November 06, 2013
Iran Calls for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Ahead of P5+1 Meeting
Iran calls for global nuclear disarmament ahead of international negotiations over its nuclear program.
Iran Calls for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Ahead of P5+1 Meeting
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
China and Iran: Destined to Clash?
October 17, 2013
China and Iran: Destined to Clash?
An expanding Chinese presence in the Middle East could pose the greatest long-term threat to Iran.
China and Iran: Destined to Clash?
Iran Nuclear Talks: Be Firm, But Realistic
October 16, 2013
Iran Nuclear Talks: Be Firm, But Realistic
The United States and Iran will both need to convince domestic critics that any nuclear agreement is a success.
Iran Nuclear Talks: Be Firm, But Realistic
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