POLL: Iranian Public Opinion on Nukes, the U.S., Politics

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by Jim Lobe  A major new poll of Iranian public opinion with important and fascinating results was released here and in Tehran Tuesday and deserves much more attention than it is likely to get (at least in the United States).… Continue Reading  

New US Demands Complicate Iran Talks

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by Eldar Mamedov On June 5-7, a cross-party group of members of the European Parliament visited Iran as a confidence-building measure ahead of the June 30 deadline for a final deal on Iran´s nuclear program. The fact that both sides took this… Continue Reading  

Two Presidents and the Ayatollah

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by Ellie Geranmayeh Despite appearances, Ayatollah Khamenei and Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani are not worlds apart in their thinking on US-Iran relations.

Bait-and-Switch Sanctioning of Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar The idea of Iran as a regional marauder that is gobbling up other countries in the Middle East and against which pressure must therefore be unrelenting has become one of the favorite themes of those determined… Continue Reading  

Camp David, Dayton, Lausanne

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by Thomas W. Lippman In the past four decades, the greatest achievements of American diplomacy were probably the Camp David Accords and the Dayton Agreement. Camp David led to the end of the perpetual state of war between Israel and… Continue Reading