Rouhani’s First Year

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by Farideh Farhi Ten months into office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proven adept at isolating his hard-line critics and maintaining the political alliance that brought him to power. Skepticism regarding his ability to deliver on his campaign promises of… Continue Reading  

Rouhani Reaches Out at Davos

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Hassan Rouhani tried to persuade world business leaders to invest in Iran, especially in its hydrocarbon and automobile sectors. His appeal is not likely to set… Continue Reading  

Reading Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The diplomatic push by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to resolve the decade-long dispute over Iran’s nuclear program reached its zenith during his visit to New York in late September, exactly one year after Iran’s currency collapsed under… Continue Reading  

This Week in Iran News — Sept. 20-27

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by Shawn Amoei Foreign Affairs US Secretary of State John Kerry had a 30-minute, one-on-one chat with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif following the P5+1 meeting. Both parties declared the talk positive and constructive. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that an… Continue Reading  

Challenges and Opportunities Await Iran’s Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani via IPS News The transition team of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani was busy last week lowering expectations for a quick economic recovery, saying that things are far worse than they had thought. At the same time, the… Continue Reading