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Dismissal of Iranian Science Minister Rallies Both Support and Opposition for Moderate President Rohani

Angie Ahmadi | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Angie Ahmadi

The impeachment of Iranian Minister of Science Reza Faraji Dana by the conservative-dominated Iranian Parliament on August 20 has been a key event for both sides -- a slip in the political tectonics that could yield seismic waves throughout the country's political landscape.

The Middle East Between the Culture of Destruction and the Culture of Enlightenment

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The moderate reformist President Hassan Rohani's defense of freedoms does not please the hardliners, the actual rulers of Iran. The battle for power there is ongoing, and internal tensions are raging, but for the time being, Iran remains under the control of the mullahs' regime, and will not celebrate any time soon gaining the freedoms that have been prohibited for over three decades and a half.

Iran Occupies Center Stage at Davos But Finds Itself Under the Microscope

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

A lot of things happen behind the scenes in Davos, in parallel with the official program of the World Economic Forum (WEF), traditionally attended by ...

Let's Remember What Iran Has Said About Israel

Stanley Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON-It is one of the great ironies of history that the nation of Israel--and likely, the religion of Judaism as we know it--would not exist if ...

Tale of A Handshake -- Obama and Rouhani

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 12.04.2013 | World
Micah D. Halpern

The whole brouhaha, the anticipation and the subsequent -- and I must say, inevitable -- letdown once again serve only to show us and the rest of the world, how little the United States knows of the Middle East.

Iran Makes Headway but the Bargain has not yet Matured

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

Neither has the bargain matured nor are conditions ripe for a handshake between US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rohani. We are ...

Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran

Meghan Nuttall Sayres | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Meghan Nuttall Sayres

My last post was entitled "Media Washed Middle East," in which I wrote about my experiences traveling and writing about the Middle East. Those sojourn...

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.