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The Story of the Iran Deal and the "Scraps of Paper" That Are Gone!

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

I'm confident Mr. Ahmadinejad knew that the sanctions were wrecking Iran's economy and the burden was simply borne by the average citizens; however, he didn't want to lose the battle of reputation he had started.

Nuclear Agreement a Boost to Civil Society in Iran -- but Also to Proxy Wars in the Middle East

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna agreement is a turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also a big step for the geostrategic future of the region. From now on Iran will be a full partner in the big game in the Middle East and the world.

Managing Post-Nuclear Deal Expectations: Rouhani's Difficult Road Ahead

Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD

As difficult as it was for President Rouhani to secure a deal, it will be even more difficult for him to sustain popular support for it when all the excitement dies down. More significantly, Iran's economy is in dire need of foreign investment, particularly in its oil and gas sectors.

Billions Up For Grabs If Nuclear Deal Opens Iran Economy

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business

* Biggest economy to rejoin global system in decades * Complex sanctions will take years to dismantle * But easing of ba...

Which Iran Will We Choose?

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Trita Parsi

The historic interim agreement between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran over its nuclear dispute is not just about enrichment, centrifuges and breakout capabilities. Ultimately, it will help determine who and what will define Iran's foreign and domestic policies for decades to come. Will it be the security-oriented, confrontational and internally repressive orientation preferred by the Iranian hardliners? Or will the more cooperative, moderate and win-win approach favored by President Hassan Rouhani and the majority of the population take root and prevail?

Despite What Happens at the Top, Iranian Women Move Forward

Maryam Abolfazli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Maryam Abolfazli

While the guarded optimism about the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, continues after the recent meetings in Geneva, some have wondered whether progress will be made in other areas during his administration, particularly when it comes to gender equality in Iran.

Iran: The Past Four Years

Ali Delforoush | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Ali Delforoush

Regardless of whom I spoke to, the past four years have been some of the most difficult that Iranians have faced in the past century. Iranians crave democracy, human rights and more now than ever desire an open dialogue with the international community.

Iran Believe U.S. Drone Was Spying On Oil Tankers

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Iran believes a U.S. drone targeted by its forces this month was gathering intelligence on oil tankers off its shores, an ...

31 Years of Embarrassing a Civilization

Ali Delforoush | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Delforoush

I am an Iranian forced to leave his country and like millions of others I have had enough of this regime bringing disgrace and humiliation to a proud land and its people.

Iran's Economy Forces Women To Hawk Trinkets On Subways

GlobalPost | Iran GlobalPost Correspondant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The train stops at Tehran's 7-Tir station. Doors open and a rush of female passengers elbow their way inside the woman-only wagon. On ...

Iran's Economic Vulnerabilities

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

The impact of Iran's economic plight on the nuclear negotiation process is likely to be severe. As the government reckons with its unfolding economic reality, its inclination will be to reject any meaningful nuclear oversight.

The Many Crises of Iranian Youth

Navtej Dhillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navtej Dhillon

The dissension in Iran's polity emanates from a growing gap between the promises and the dim reality facing its young citizens. The current political turmoil marks the breakdown of an intergenerational bargain.

Iran Election: 'Marriage Crisis' Threatens Ahmadinejad's Rule | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

My friends Farhad and Mahnaz are the quintessential Iranian couple. They are both engineers with a shared passion for hiking and movies and have been ...

Iran Discovers 7 New Oil Fields: State Media

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran is reporting huge new discoveries of oil that contain "billions" of barrels of reserves, state radio quoted the managing director of the country'...

Iran Presidential Election: Key Issues Will Be Economy, Ties With West

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Dec 12 (IPS) - The main issue in Iran's June 2009 presidential election is certain to be the country's economic woes, but both candidates will...

Iranian Economists Denounce Ahmadinejad's Economic Policies, Contradict Recent Official Statements

LA Times | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A group of 60 Iranian economists Sunday condemned the economic policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and contradicted recent boasts by Tehran lead...