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A Soft Power Opportunity for Iran

(6) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 6:45 PM

During his recent visit to New York for the UN General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, much to the chagrin of officials in Washington and elsewhere, repeatedly insisted that the United States should view the Islamic Republic of Iran as a friend. Iran, Ahmadinejad proclaimed, is "an opportunity for everyone."...

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Western Hubris Won't Reform Iran

(54) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 4:41 PM

In the days and weeks following the hotly contested Iranian presidential election, many western analysts, journalists and pundits -- and even some respected Iran experts -- have seemingly become imbued with a kind of revolutionary hubris. Inspired by the brave young Iranians who have taken to the streets of Tehran...

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Iran and the Imminent Threat Fallacy

(86) Comments | Posted May 21, 2008 | 6:03 PM

Reflecting on his now infamous appearance before the UN Security Council in 2003, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has referred to his act of WMD drumbeating at the time as a "blot" on his long record of government service. "I'm the one who presented it on behalf of the...

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