Iran and America: Why All the Enmity?

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by John Limbert At some time in the future, when officials in Washington and Tehran finally stop yelling at each other and start talking, they will ask themselves: “Why did we waste so much time hating each other?” They are… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Problems with America Won’t End with Trump’s Departure

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by Shireen T. Hunter According to reports in the U.S. media, former Secretary of State John Kerry in meetings with Javad Zarif , Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, expressed the view that it would be better for Tehran to wait… Continue Reading  

Everything the Neocons Said about Sailorgate Is Wrong

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by Ali Gharib You knew, when Iran detained 10 American sailors in its territorial waters just before President Obama delivered his State of the Union, that the reaction from the right was going to be ugly. But I must confess… Continue Reading  

Death to America? Or a Life Sentence?

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by John Limbert An Iranian political cartoonist recently drew a demonstrator in the streets shouting, “Life imprisonment to America.” In other words, the July 14 nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 (the JCPOA) has created a new reality and a… Continue Reading  

An Anniversary Not to be Celebrated

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by Henry Precht Thirty-five years ago this week, my wife and I were driving on a highway in Pennsylvania, coming from Parents’ Weekend at Colgate. I was in charge of Iranian affairs at the State Department and was passing the… Continue Reading