Iran Protests: Civil Rights Movement Or Revolution?

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by Reza Marashi Revolution or civil rights movement? That’s the question I’ve been asked repeatedly as the latest round of protests in Iran commenced. But it’s not the first time I’ve tried to explain what even many inside Iran had… Continue Reading  

Nikki Haley Is Not Good At Foreign Policy 

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By Reza Marashi Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy. With few discernible achievements to speak of after one year as America’s envoy to the UN, her most noteworthy moments have been two incoherent diatribes on Iran. The first–an airing… Continue Reading  

What Will Trump, Gulf Instability Mean for the Iran Deal?

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by Derek Davison The Iran nuclear deal—Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA—is facing multiple threats, and whatever hope there may once have been that it could serve as a basis for improving U.S.-Iran ties is probably gone. Between the… Continue Reading  

What Future Will Iran Choose?

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by Reza Marashi As Iranians head to the polls to vote in their presidential elections on Friday, much attention has rightly focused on the choice they will make. The incumbent Hassan Rouhani, and his hefty coalition of reformists and pragmatists,… Continue Reading  

Has Donald Trump Learned To Love The Iran Deal?

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by Tyler Cullis and Reza Marashi [Editor’s Note: The following analysis was published before the press appearance Wednesday later afternoon by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which he read a lengthy statement that consisted entirely of a list of U.S.… Continue Reading