Why Have An Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better?

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by Jim Lobe I guess that’s one of the things that occurred to me when I received this Press Release and the letter to the president (reproduced below my post) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) yesterday. All but one… Continue Reading  

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  

Decision Time in Tehran

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by Farideh Farhi It is fair to say that since Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s disqualification, a good section of the Iranian pubic has been in a state of shock and silence. A friend who is also a keen observer of Iranian… Continue Reading  

Rafsanjani Shut Out of Iran’s Presidential Race

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by Farideh Farhi via IPS News With the disqualification of former president and current chair of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani by a vetting body, the Guardian Council, Iran’s presidential campaign is opening with many in the country in… Continue Reading  

Iran Surprises Again!

by Farideh Farhi Okay, it is time to admit that the only thing predictable about Iranian politics these days is its unpredictability! There are people who know Iran well and as early as a few months ago thought that the… Continue Reading