Iran Nuclear Talks: What do Rouhani’s Hard-line Critics Want?

by Adnan Tabatabai With the July 20 deadline for reaching a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program looming, Tehran and world powers will resume negotiations on May 13 in Vienna. While the talks could theoretically be extended, efforts by Iran… Continue Reading  

Iran Is More Than A Regime

by Ali Reza Eshraghi In the current debate over the November 24 interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program, an important lesson from Politics 101 is neglected: state and regime are two conceptually different terms. But when it comes… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Hardliners: Weaker But Louder

by Ali Reza Eshraghi News media accounts of reactions from Iran to the recent talks in Geneva remind me of a joke that has gone viral there: A salesman shows a variety of hearing aids ranging in cost from one to… Continue Reading  

Iran Talks Will Resume Amid Guarded Optimism, High Stakes

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva – Almost exactly four months after the election of Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, talks over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program will resume here on Tuesday. Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading  

Watching Obama in Tehran

by Farideh Farhi I read about the Obama-Rouhani phone call in Farsnews, the hardline Iranian agency sometimes referred to as False News for the way it manages to distort certain events. (The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) was apparently… Continue Reading