Marking Adoption of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

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by Peter Jenkins On the eve of Adoption Day (October 18) for the July 14 nuclear agreement with Iran, two strikingly similar articles appeared, one by Michael Crowley in Politico and the other by David Sanger and William Broad in… Continue Reading  

“Hüngür Hüngür Agliyorum”

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by Graham E. Fuller That’s a refrain from a old Turkish folksong—“Bitterly I weep.” It commemorates a bloody turning point at Sakarya against Greek invaders back in 1921. But the words couldn’t more readily apply now to the unprecented and… Continue Reading  

Changing Course on Economy in Iran

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani On October 13, Iran’s parliament approved the July 14 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the Council of Guardians granted final approval a day later. The parliament proceedings were heated. One… Continue Reading  

Parliamentary Drama in Tehran

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by Farideh Farhi This week has been one of high drama at Iran’s Parliament (Majles). After the Tuesday passage of a bill giving the government permission to “voluntarily implement” the recent nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—based on guidelines… Continue Reading  

Don’t Ally with Saudi Arabia against Russia

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by Eldar Mamedov While the usual suspects flood the US media with ideas on how to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over his audacious move in Syria, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution on October 8 on the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.… Continue Reading