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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.

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.?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Inside Iran’s Fight for Supremacy
June 02, 2011

Inside Iran’s Fight for Supremacy

Claims of witchcraft and sorcery, firings and reinstatements – who will win the battle of wills between the Supreme Leader and President Ahmadinejad?

Back to the Drawing Board on Iran
March 12, 2011

Back to the Drawing Board on Iran

A new US intelligence estimate shies from accusing Iran of restarting pursuit of a nuclear bomb. But Arab world unrest has strengthened its hand.

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