Moscow and the Iranian-American Courtship

by Mark N. Katz The prospects for improved ties between Washington and Tehran have dramatically increased since Hassan Rouhani replaced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran in August 2013. This has made several parties quite nervous, including American conservatives (who… Continue Reading

Ex-Envoy’s Account Clarifies Iran’s 2003 Nuclear Decision

by Gareth Porter via IPS News Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons programme that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by U.S.… Continue Reading

Positive Signals Between Iran and U.S. Intensifying

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Within days of the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s new president, both Tehran and Washington appear to be sending positive signals to each other. The latest came Monday in a flurry of reports… Continue Reading