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Parsing Rouhani’s Victory

Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Guest

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 ... Read More



Return of Old Guard Marks New Stage in Iran

Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Guest

by Yasaman Baji via IPS News The victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s Jun. 14 election marked a significant shift in Iranian politics, occasioned by the forceful return of the two most important political factions of ... Read More


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The Terrorism Boogeyman

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell The globe-trotting travails of the fugitive Edward Snowden have given us an unexpected opportunity to hear from our senior intelligence officials about the necessity of their far-reaching surveillance program designed to protect us ... Read More



Hope and Change with Rouhani?

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Omid Memarian

by Omid Memarian The election of Hassan Rouhani has split Iranian analysts into three groups: the overly enthusiastic, the destructively pessimistic and the cautiously optimistic. The enthusiasts and the pessimists both present potentially inaccurate analyses of ... Read More



On Iran, Ross Still Knows Best

Published on June 27th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Exactly three weeks ago, a confident Dennis Ross, President Barack Obama’s top Iran policy-maker for most of his first term, made the following assessments and predictions in an op-ed entitled, ironically, “Don’t Discount the Iranian ... Read More

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