Rouhani’s Challenges to Form His New Cabinet

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by Adnan Tabatabai Hassan Rouhani will be sworn in for his second term as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the official inauguration scheduled for August 5, 2017. The tahlif ceremony will take place in parliament, symbolizing the… Continue Reading  

Iran Surprises Again!

by Farideh Farhi Okay, it is time to admit that the only thing predictable about Iranian politics these days is its unpredictability! There are people who know Iran well and as early as a few months ago thought that the… Continue Reading  

Khamenei Looks Off-Balance After Dramatic Week

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by Yasaman Baji via IPS News  Last week’s dramatic and very public display of deep fissures among the leading politicians of Iran has left many here wondering if the conflict will escalate into an all-out war among various political factions… Continue Reading  

Ahmadinejad’s Tumble and Iran’s Political Terrain

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Sadeq Zibakalam, University of Tehran professor and the closest the Islamic Republic has to an intra-systemic gadfly, has written an interesting commentary in the new daily Arman regarding the current state of Iranian politics. The article’s title, “End of the Deviation current,”… Continue Reading  

Yet Another Neocon call to arms by Playing Victim and Avoiding Responsibility

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The neoconservative hawk and deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens, has once again figured it all out. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been at war with the United States since 1979, and no US… Continue Reading