Rouhani’s Incomplete Victory in Iran’s Parliamentary Elections

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by Ali Vaez Iran’s new parliament has many new faces, and, for the first time, more women members than clergymen. But with no clear victor after the 28 April completion of Iran’s parliamentary elections, Senior Iran Analyst Ali Vaez argues… Continue Reading  

Obama Prepares for Showdown with Congress Over Iran Deal

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by Jasmin Ramsey Two days after the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme had passed, negotiators looked like they would be going home empty handed. But a surprisingly detailed framework was announced Apr. 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland,… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks Miss Final Deal Deadline, Extended

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by Jasmin Ramsey Washington—Six days of negotiations in Vienna failed to produce a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program by the Nov. 24 deadline, but the talks have been extended until July 1, 2015.

The “Rubik’s Cube” Challenges to a Final Iran Nuclear Deal

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by Derek Davison As talks aimed at a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran continue, with principals from Iran and world powers meeting in Vienna this week, two recent analyses of the negotiations have compared the talks to a “Rubik’s Cube.”… Continue Reading  

Guarded Tone in Geneva as Negotiators Seek Iran Accord

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Amidst rising expectations of a breakthrough, Iran and six world powers Wednesday resumed their quest for a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme that seemed just within reach earlier this month. In the first… Continue Reading