Can Rafsanjani Jolt Iran’s Presidential Election?

by Alex Vatanka In this rowdy Iranian election season, all of the 26 or so presidential hopefuls are naturally looking for trademark political platforms to adopt. Slogans are plentiful, but going by the different camps’ daily announcements, the aspiring candidates… Continue Reading

A Long View of Iran’s Nuclear Progress

by Peter Jenkins I was still a serving diplomat in Vienna when, in January 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran had resumed uranium enrichment, suspended since November 2003. Like my Western colleagues, I feared the worst.… Continue Reading