May 16, 2013
Why Iran’s Mullahs Fear Ahmadinejad’s Messianism
How Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using Islamic concepts to challenge the power of the clerics.
February 07, 2013
Iran’s Space Program: Monkey Business for Now
Iran claims it has sent a monkey into orbit. The international community responds.
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.
August 28, 2012
Singh Heads to NAM Summit
Singh’s trip to Iran, as well his itinerary there, is bound to upset the United States.
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.
June 19, 2012
How to Help Democracy in Iran
Finding a nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t mean marginalizing human rights. Indeed, reducing fear of aggression will allow more space for debate on domestic political change.
June 08, 2012
Could China, Russia Rescue Iran?
Iran’s leadership may be hoping that Beijing and Moscow will step in and help it with the West. But it’s not in their interests to do so.
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.
April 19, 2012
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.
April 15, 2012
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.
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.
April 09, 2012
Can Japan Break the Iran Impasse?
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is determined to break the impasse over Iran. But does Japan’s government welcome his initiative?