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Is Iran’s Rial in Free Fall?

Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The decision announced last Monday in Vienna to extend the talks aimed at a compressive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program for an additional seven months has resulted in Iran’s currency taking dive. In one ... Read More



The Parchin Puzzle

Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by Robert Kelley

by Robert Kelley In the seemingly never-ending debate over Iran’s nuclear program, specifically the “possible military dimensions,” or PMD, of its past work, much has been made over the thus-far frustrated demands by the International Atomic ... Read More



Replacing Hagel: Obama’s Last Chance?

Published on December 1st, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Chuck Hagel’s sudden departure as President Barak Obama’s third secretary of defense leaves the chief executive searching for a fourth at a time when presidents have usually settled upon a smoothly running ... Read More



Mubarak Acquitted as Egypt’s Counterrevolution Thrives

Published on December 1st, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh The acquittal of former Egyptian President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak is not a legal or political surprise. Yet it carries serious ramifications for Arab autocrats who are leading the counterrevolutionary charge, as well as ... Read More



The ISIS Phenomenon: How Does It End?

Published on November 29th, 2014 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller The ISIS Phenomenon continues to astonish—to notch up innovative new features in Islamist politics that suggest a deepening ability to exploit and feed off long-term accumulated Muslim grievances. What are the logical ... Read More



Iran Talks Miss Deal Deadline: What’s Next?

Published on November 27th, 2014 | by Guest

by Ariane Tabatabai With the November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal between world powers and Iran on the country’s nuclear program now behind us, the negotiating teams have returned to their capitals to debate next ... Read More

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