What Did Rouhani Really Get From His Iraq Visit?

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by Shireen T. Hunter         In Iran, President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq has been hailed as a great victory. In particular, Iranian officials and media have portrayed the visit as demonstrating the inability of the United States as… Continue Reading  

Iran Responds to U.S. Demands

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by Mohammad Javad Zarif Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the third multilateral agreement that the current United States administration has withdrawn from. The administration has also put in… Continue Reading  

Rouhani’s Second Term Begins

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by Farideh Farhi Iranian President Hassan Rouhani began his second term with the nomination of 17 proposed ministers for his 18-member cabinet on Tuesday (the nominee for the ministry of sciences, research, and technology has yet to be proposed). And,… Continue Reading  

The Case for Sending Secretary Kerry to Tehran

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by Navid Hassibi Although it is unclear what will happen to the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) once President-elect Donald Trump assumes office, President Barack Obama still has a few weeks left to try… Continue Reading  

Not Exactly a Billet Doux

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by Henry Precht Forty-seven Republican senators, unhappy with the prospect that the Obama administration and its five international partners will sign an agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program to peaceful purposes, wrote a letter of warning addressed to “the leaders of… Continue Reading