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Iran is Exporting its Cultural Revolution

Arash Sobhani | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Arash Sobhani

And Communications App 'Telegram' is Offering a Helping Hand A few years ago, our band KIOSK - which is banned from performing in Iran - was invite...

Major Nations Hold Talks On Ending U.N. Sanctions On Iran: Officials

Reuters | LOUIS CHARBONNEAU | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreeme...

The International Coalition is Fighting the Most Dangerous Enemy of Iranian Expansion in the Region

Raghida Dergham | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Why has all the attention and all the priorities been focused on fighting ISIS, mobilizing a regional and international alliance for the purpose, with the disclaimer that this war is going to last for years?

Why is Rouhani Angry?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Rouhani is angry because Khamenei and his supporters have blocked him from implementing his program and opening up the political system, giving more freedom to the people. On August 13, Rouhani said, "I am aware that some people are done opposing me in their think tanks and are now opposing me in practice."

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.

Peter S. Goodman

At Davos, Rouhani's Double-Talk Undermines Iranian Charm Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been widely hailed for his dramatic engagement with the world, achieving a potential breakt...

Iran's Newfound Engagement Should Extend to Human Rights

Dokhi Fassihian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dokhi Fassihian

The international community has the responsibility to elevate the human rights portfolio on par with other issues, and to induce Iran's cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council and its appointed mandate holder.

After Rouhani's UN Speech: A Nuclear Deal, But Not Normalization With the U.S.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 12.04.2013 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

The current attempt to shift Iran's nuclear policy is the latest desperate move by a regime seeking to ensure that any path toward normalization will be accompanied by a U.S. guarantee not to follow a policy of regime change.

Hassan Rouhani Greeted With Protests, Eggs As Iran Wrestles With U.S. Outreach

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

It wasn't exactly a hero's welcome. When Hassan Rouhani, the moderate president of Iran who raised American hopes for a new era of diplomacy and n...

Hardliners Throw Eggs And Shoes At Rouhani, Yell 'Death To America'

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

By Marcus George DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iranians cheered President Hassan Rouhani on his return from New York on Satur...

The President, the Pope and the Wall Street Journal

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media
Christopher Brauchli

Two events occurred during the week of September 15 that caused me to think that in a world consumed by violence and hatred there might be modest cause for optimism. But the editorial page of the WSJ has a way of taking the fun out of lots of things.

What Would Make P5+1 Talks Look Easy

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Reza Pahlavi

As leaders and diplomats parse Mr. Rouhani's words for hidden messages and deeper meanings, my experience suggests that what he did not say is more important than what he did.

Rouhani -- Meaningful Reforms or Political Games?

Nazanin Boniadi | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Nazanin Boniadi

Freeing Sotoudeh and others is a welcome gesture to distance the Iranian government from a brutal history of repression, but Iranians will rightly continue to demand further reforms from within.

Hassan Rouhani's Moment

Amir Handjani | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

When President Rouhani takes the podium for his speech he could possibly see something that was unthinkable just a few months ago -- senior members of President Obama's foreign policy team listening to him politely.

Iranian President Urges World Leaders To 'Seize The Opportunity'

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged world leaders on Thursday to "seize the opportunity" presented by his electio...

Iranian President Vows Government Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government will never ...

New Iranian Cabinet Nominees: Building Bridges Between Factions to Yield Reform

Jahandad Memarian | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Jahandad Memarian

Rouhani's appointments provide early clues regarding the direction and policy platform of the moderate president's upcoming term. As promised during his campaign, Rouhani's selections represent a large scope of the political spectrum.

A Few Thoughts on Iran's New President

Trita Parsi | Posted 10.03.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

The Ahmadinejad era has officially come to an end. Rest assure, few in Iran are mourning this occasion. But questions still remain as to whether the new President, Hassan Rouhani can usher in a new era. Here are a few thoughts on the subject.

What Iranians in Iran Are Saying About Their Elections

Samira Damavandi | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Samira Damavandi

Despite varying degrees of skepticism and mistrust, many Iranians agree that Iran's election went better than expected. Until Election Day, many Iranians did not know if they would vote.

The Presidential Election in Iran Matters

Ross Harrison | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Ross Harrison

While the election result is unlikely to alter the power balance between the president and supreme leader on the nuclear issue, it has the potential to have an indirect, albeit profound, effect.

Why Hassan Rouhani May Be the Man Who Can Break Iran's Impasse With the West

Amir Handjani | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

In the same way Richard Nixon may have been the only American statesman of his era to have the credibility with the left and the right to negotiate with Communist China, Rouhani maybe just the right Iranian politician at this time in history.

Rouhani: U.S. Must Recognize Iran's Nuclear Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

DUBAI, June 17 (Reuters) - Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani said on Monday the United States must recognize Iran's nuclear rights and pledge not...

LOOK: Iranians Celebrate New Reformist President

Posted 06.15.2013 | World

Reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election on Saturday, garnering hope among the country's moderate and liberal youth for dem...

White House Congratulates Iranians For Voting

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The United States on Saturday urged Tehran to "heed the will of the Iranian people" aft...