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Charles Naas

Charles Naas was Deputy Ambassador and Charge d'Affairs in Tehran during the initial stages of Iran's revolution. Preceding that he was Director of Iranian Affairs and served also in Pakistan, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, as the ME advisor at the US's UN delegation, and retired from The Policy Planning Staff.





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Syria

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Resolving the Syrian Morass

Published on November 13th, 2015 | by

by Charles Naas Last weekend in Vienna the world’s major powers and several additional nations with some direct or regional interest in the chaotic situation that has torn Syria apart—19 in all, including the UN and the ...

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Iran

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After the Iran Deal: Getting Beyond Enmity

Published on October 1st, 2015 | by

by Charles Naas The nuclear agreement with Iran, finally reached in Vienna in July, has now been accepted by all the negotiating partners. Pope Francis has endorsed the deal. Even Saudi Arabia and the Emirates have extended grudging support. ...

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Iran

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Iran Deal: Avoiding the Fate of Sisyphus

Published on July 17th, 2015 | by

by Charles Naas The P5+1 negotiating team and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, much like Sisyphus in Greek mythology, have pushed the burden of mutual understanding on Iran’s nuclear program to the hilltop. Now they see ...

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Analysis

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Assessing the Agreement with Iran

Published on April 9th, 2015 | by

by Charles Naas The spate of immediate reactions to the nuclear agreement between Iran and the six negotiators (the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia and China) has eased somewhat. We can now sit back calmly and assess the nuclear agreement...

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