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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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