This Is a Framework that Can Be Defended in Tehran

by Farideh Farhi What a day it was and on sizdeh bedar no less, the thirteenth and last day of the Nowruz holidays! It is without a doubt the most joyous of the country’s new year celebrations, when almost all… Continue Reading  

US Arms Sale Sends Mixed Messages to Israel

by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel may have insisted that the latest sale of US arms to Israel sent a strong message to Iran, but the actual message was a bit more restrained. Hagel made a point… Continue Reading  

On Our “Now What?” Moment

by Farideh Farhi From the looks of it, the second round of talks with Iran in Almaty, Kazakhstan was a complete failure, with both sides unable to even find a common language to begin a process of give and take.… Continue Reading  

Iran nuclear talks offer opportunity if the US wants it

Joby Warrick and Greg Miller reported in the Washington Post on 8 April that White House officials are confident that Iran is not engaged in making nuclear weapons. To those who follow closely the Iranian nuclear controversy this came as… Continue Reading