Parsing Rouhani’s Victory

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by Reza Marashi The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s next president has elicited different interpretations in Washington. To some, Iranian officials from both sides of the political spectrum are cut from the same cloth, so a pox on both… Continue Reading  

Return of Old Guard Marks New Stage in Iran

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by Yasaman Baji via IPS News The victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s Jun. 14 election marked a significant shift in Iranian politics, occasioned by the forceful return of the two most important political factions of the Islamic Republic –… Continue Reading  

Cultural Engagement Key to Improving US-Iran Relations – Report

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Increasing U.S.-Iran cultural exchanges could lay the groundwork for better relations between the two countries, believes a prominent think tank here, despite the prevalence of stereotypical memes of the United States as the “Great… Continue Reading  

Should AEI Be Required to Register as a Foreign Agent?

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by Jim Lobe For Taiwan that is. Our alumnus, Eli Clifton, makes a pretty good case below in his piece this week for The Nation, which we reprint with permission of the magazine. Two quick points about the article:

The Terrorism Boogeyman

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by James A. Russell The globe-trotting travails of the fugitive Edward Snowden have given us an unexpected opportunity to hear from our senior intelligence officials about the necessity of their far-reaching surveillance program designed to protect us from terrorism. But as… Continue Reading