Will a Reassuring IAEA Picture Influence US-Iran Negotiations?

by Peter Jenkins The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), issued on May 23, suggests a determined and so far impressive effort by Iran to dispel suspicion of its nuclear intentions. Tehran is complying fully with its… Continue Reading

Enter a Pragmatist: Indian Foreign Policy Under Modi

by Rajan Menon* The Congress Party took a beating in India’s recent parliamentary election and has been now sidelined by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party, or BJP). The spotlight is on Narendra Modi, the BJP’s leader… Continue Reading

Toward A New Two-State Solution

by Mitchell Plitnick You have to admire the tenacity of J Street, the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying group. Or maybe it’s the desperation born of running out of options. In any case, if there is to be any hope for… Continue Reading

A Conservative Iranian’s Guide to Suppressing YouTube Videos

*Editor’s note: Yesterday we covered the arrest of a group of young Iranians in Tehran, who made a video to Pharrell’s hit song, “Happy.” As noted in our story, the original fan video, which received over 160,000 views on YouTube… Continue Reading

What does the Iran-IAEA Joint Statement Mean?

by Peter Jenkins Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a joint statement on May 21 to the effect that they had agreed on a further set of practical measures within the framework of their November 11, 2013… Continue Reading