This Is a Framework that Can Be Defended in Tehran

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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

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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

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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

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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