US-GCC Summit: Agenda Overload, Leaders at Odds

by Wayne White Statements after the current summit between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will likely be upbeat. But they will obscure the difficult-to-resolve tensions during the May 13-14 talks. Iranian nuclear diplomacy will be central.… Continue Reading  

Arrest of “Happy” Iranians Highlights Rouhani’s Domestic Battles

by Jasmin Ramsey* It was a perfect headline for the satirical online news site, “The Onion.” “Young Iranians Arrested for Being Too ‘Happy in Tehran’,” reads a May 20 New York Times blog title, with similar reports produced by news… Continue Reading