How Iran Views Saudi Arabia’s Regional Policies

by Adnan Tabatabai Antagonism between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia reached a new peak this year. The wars in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen—as well as the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran, and the recent catastrophic stampede in… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Talks: Paradigm Shift in Iran Foreign Policy?

by Adnan Tabatabai During my recent trip to Tehran I had a chance to listen to and participate in discussions on both the political and societal levels about the final stages of the nuclear talks. As I discussed here in… Continue Reading  

Resolving the Remaining Issues in Iran Talks

by Adnan Tabatabai Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council and Germany) left the negotiating table in Lausanne last week without agreeing to a path toward a Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPOA). They… Continue Reading  

Iranians Anxious about Nuclear Talks

by Adnan Tabatabai With the March 24 deadline approaching for a political agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), one aspect of this ongoing political issue is often neglected: the humanitarian… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Rouhani on Global Stage as Opponents at Home Speak Up

by Adnan Tabatabai Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York yesterday with the clear understanding that he’s being carefully watched back home. The official purpose of his trip is to address the United Nations General Assembly, but much more… Continue Reading