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.
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.
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.
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.
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.