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America Must Make Its Underlying Intentions Toward Iran Clear

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

The crisis in northern Iraq must prove a salutary lesson. That Iran can wield soft power in Iraq does not need stating, but that Iran is willing to work in military cooperation with America where they have mutual interests and benefits has been swept under the carpet by ideologues refusing to "give in" to the Iranians.

One Year Under the Pragmatist Government Insider: Rouhani

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

How has President Rouhani addressed the critical issues on Tehran's agenda in his first year and has he succeeded in fulfilling his promises?

Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

'Unclean' -- Iran's Outcast Baha'i Minority

Anthony Vance | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Anthony Vance

The concept of ritual uncleanliness is an old one embedded in several major religious traditions, including Islam and Judaism. It is still accepted by many religious Iranian Muslims today.

American Face to New Iran Foreign Policy

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Mr. Zarif's easy style may help transition the substance of Iran's foreign policy and nuclear talks toward a path more likely to deliver results.

Diplomatic Improvisations With Iran: The Hub and Spokes of a To-Be-Agreed Framework for the Upcoming Nuclear Negotiations

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

U.S. national interests can be served only through bilateral, face-to-face, dynamically-conducted, multitasking, basket-like diplomacy beyond the nuclear issue, based on the above septa framework and direct negotiation with the government of Iran.

Putin's Stage

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin loves being the center of attention. And his decision not to extradite fugitive Edward Snowden to the United States has now found him at the center of an East-West standoff.

Iran's Newly Elected President and His First Term's Significant Domestic and Foreign Policies

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Based on the ideological, career, personal, and political characteristics of Hassan Rouhani, his position towards Tehran's nuclear enrichment does not differ from the position of Iran's Supreme Leader, Revolutonary Guards' high generals, Basij.

Young People Voting in Iran's Election Ready to Move Country Forward

Amir Salehzadeh | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Amir Salehzadeh

The power of hope in Iran cannot be overstated and the electing of Rouhani is a symbol of both the progress that has been made and the progress that is still to come.

Iran Elections

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Jeff Danziger

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How Washington Should Engage Iran's New President

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

If the Obama administration wants to engage a new Rohani administration effectively, and to put U.S.-Iranian relations on a more positive trajectory, it will need to overhaul U.S. policy in four fundamental ways.

Iran's President-Elect Says Economy 'Will Take Time'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's newly elected reformist-backed president said Sunday that the country's dire economic problems cannot be solved "overnight...

Iran's New President Hails 'Victory Of Moderation'

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Zahra Hosseinian DUBAI, June 16 (Reuters) - Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election on Saturday with a reso...

Reformist Candidate Elected President Of Iran

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunnin...

Khamenei Loyalists Slug It Out Over Handling of Nuclear Diplomacy

Omid Memarian | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

A review of Iran's domestic politics over the past few weeks can give us a number of insights on what has been simmering unseen over the past four years, and what Iran has to look forward to in the coming years.