Nation vs. Revolution in Iran

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by Shireen Hunter The Implementation of Iran’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has not yet been completed, but critical statements by its detractors in Iran about its ineffectiveness have already began.… Continue Reading  

The Underlying Messages of the US-Iran Naval Incident

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by Shireen Hunter   When news broke that the naval branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had captured 10 US naval personnel whose boat had drifted into the territorial waters of the Iranian island of Farsi, it first… Continue Reading  

The Real Reason Why Saudi Arabia Executed Sheikh Nimr

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by Shireen Hunter Saudi Arabia finally executed the elderly Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, even though many Muslim and other religious leaders as well as the United Nations and a number of political leaders had urged—at least privately—Saudi Arabia… Continue Reading  

Will US Visa Waiver Bill Undermine JCPOA and Iran’s Economy?

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by Shireen T. Hunter Those in Congress and elsewhere who oppose America’s nuclear agreement with Iran have not given up on their efforts to contain Iran and isolate it economically and politically, which has been US policy toward Iran at… Continue Reading  

Muslim Radicalization in Europe: Roots and Resolution

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by Shireen Hunter The November 13 bombings in Paris by a number of Muslim radicals suspected of having links to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has once again focused attention on the challenge posed to the security of many… Continue Reading