On the So-Called “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”

by Farideh Farhi Paul Pillar has aptly explained why the vote this week in the House of Representatives for even more sanctions against Iran (H.R. 850) is at odds with the stated US foreign policy objective of changing Iran’s nuclear… 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  

Iran in the Era of Moderation and Reform

by Sahar Namazikhah via IPS News Do you expect a miracle from Rouhani? You are heading down the wrong road. Please take it easy! This was the initial sentiment among Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani’s supporters in social networks, blogs, the media,… Continue Reading  

A Prudent Triumph

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

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