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Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
March 30, 2017
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Ali Khamenei and Iran's hardliners may want to sideline Hassan Rouhani, but getting there is risky.
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
March 02, 2016
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
The gains are significant, but are they enough to make Iran change course?
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
In ISIS Fight, Iran an Adversary Not a Partner
September 26, 2014
In ISIS Fight, Iran an Adversary Not a Partner
In going after ISIS, Obama shouldn’t ignore the threat posed by the regime in Iran.
In ISIS Fight, Iran an Adversary Not a Partner
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
Obama Administration is Botching Iran Nuke Talks
February 20, 2014
Obama Administration is Botching Iran Nuke Talks
By raising the issue of ballistic missiles, the U.S. threatens to undermine the P5+1-Iran negotiations.
Obama Administration is Botching Iran Nuke Talks
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
Iran Shows Its Hand Before P5+1 Talks?
October 12, 2013
Iran Shows Its Hand Before P5+1 Talks?
Comments by Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani suggest Iran may be paving the way for a nuclear deal.
Iran Shows Its Hand Before P5+1 Talks?
Putting Iran’s
September 23, 2013
Putting Iran’s "Op-Ed Diplomacy" to the Test
Iran’s recent charm offensive is likely a ruse. But the only way to find out is to try diplomacy.
Putting Iran’s "Op-Ed Diplomacy" to the Test
Iran’s New President a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
July 15, 2013
Iran’s New President a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Negotiating with Hassan Rowhani may simply allow the Iranian regime to buy time.
Iran’s New President a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Return of the Clergy in Iran?
June 18, 2013
Return of the Clergy in Iran?
Rouhani’s presidency could reverse the declining fortunes of clerics in Iran’s elected and administrative bodies.
Return of the Clergy in Iran?
Undermining Iran’s Islamic Republic From Within
May 23, 2013
Undermining Iran’s Islamic Republic From Within
Constant meddling threatens to drag the Supreme Leader into the political mud.
Undermining Iran’s Islamic Republic From Within
Would a Rafsanjani Presidency Undermine Deal with Iran?
May 14, 2013
Would a Rafsanjani Presidency Undermine Deal with Iran?
Would a Rafsanjani win kill the chance of a deal with the west over Tehran’s nuclear program?
Would a Rafsanjani Presidency Undermine Deal with Iran?
Why Iran Doesn’t Believe U.S. and Israeli Threats
September 04, 2012
Why Iran Doesn’t Believe U.S. and Israeli Threats
Iranian leaders don’t believe that the U.S. or Israel will attack them, and history says they’re right.
Why Iran Doesn’t Believe U.S. and Israeli Threats
How to Make Iran Change its Mind
March 23, 2012
How to Make Iran Change its Mind
The West needs to persuade Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to give up his nuclear ambitions voluntarily. A military strike won’t do that.
How to Make Iran Change its Mind
What Iran’s Election Means
March 02, 2012
What Iran’s Election Means
Iranians are heading to the polls for parliamentary elections. The results will give a big clue about Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s intentions.
What Iran’s Election Means
Khamenei’s Plan for Iran
November 24, 2011
Khamenei’s Plan for Iran
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has hinted the office of the presidency could be abolished. The move may be less about himself, and more about the succession.
Khamenei’s Plan for Iran
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