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Hassan Rowhani

In Iran Today Little Changes Mean a Lot

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
William O. Beeman

Iran is changing. The behavior of the people today would have not been tolerated 35 years ago in the immediate post-Revolutionary period. The cumulative effect of these behavioral and cultural changes is a transformation of Iranian society that will likely never be reversed.

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.

Did Robert Gates Manufacture the Iran Crisis?

William O. Beeman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Aside from the intriguing clues to Robert Gates' probable role in constructing a false picture of the Iranian nuclear danger, Porter's book is essential reading for all Americans wary of manufactured paths to war that have become a major theme in U.S. foreign relations after World War II.

Did Iran's President Feign Having PhD From London University 1980-1999?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

What do Rouhani's past actions suggest about his morals and personality? It suggests that Rouhani's first priority has been to use any tool possible -- even if it means deceiving the Iranian people -- in order to achieve his political ambitions.

Congress, Former Policymakers Urge Obama to Revitalize Diplomacy With Iran

Ryan Costello | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Ryan Costello

After an initial hard diplomatic push at the beginning of his first term, President Obama has overwhelmingly relied on economic pressure over diplomacy. However, Iran's recent election of Hassan Rouhani has provided renewed hope that diplomatic progress could be on the horizon.

Netanyahu & the Lobby Cowboy Up For War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The only thing that has changed in Iran since Netanyahu last did his war dance is that Iran has elected a new president who, unlike his radical predecessor, seems determined to tamp down tensions in the region.

Iran's Red Line

Amir Handjani | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

In the coming weeks and months there will be much analysis exploring the potential implications of the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's next president. Will Iran become more flexible in its nuclear negotiation with the west?

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.

A Road Map of Iranian Election Politics: What Led to Rouhani's Victory?

Omid Memarian | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

The truth is that calling this election "free" disregards all the machinations and state meddling that preceded the vote itself. All eight candidates were approved by the Guardian Council on condition of their commitment to Iran's Supreme Leader.

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.

Iranians' Vote Can Open Closed Channels

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Fresh from such a stunning upset, Rowhani will need quickly to show Iranians some results, in particular on the economic front. Rowhani now needs to persuade supreme leader Khamenei to give him the running room to try a new approach.

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...