Why Have An Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better?

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by Jim Lobe I guess that’s one of the things that occurred to me when I received this Press Release and the letter to the president (reproduced below my post) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) yesterday. All but one… Continue Reading  

A Prudent Triumph

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by Ali Reza Eshraghi Nearly two weeks after Iran’s June 14 presidential election, there’s an unprecedented optimism in the air. Seemingly endless speculation is occurring on a daily basis about the make-up of president-elect Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet. At the same… Continue Reading  

Parsing Rouhani’s Victory

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by Reza Marashi The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s next president has elicited different interpretations in Washington. To some, Iranian officials from both sides of the political spectrum are cut from the same cloth, so a pox on both… Continue Reading  

Is The Supreme Leader Really So Supreme?

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by Gary Sick With the surprising Iranian election over, and the moderate Hassan Rouhani elected by a clear majority, a new narrative is emerging. It asserts that absolutely nothing has changed, that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, let the… Continue Reading  

Washington Mulls Surprise Rouhani Victory in Iran Vote

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News The surprise victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s Jun. 14 election has provoked a range of reactions here, ranging from cautious optimism about possible détente between Tehran and Washington to outright rejection of the… Continue Reading