Devil in the Details; Angel in the “Big Picture”

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by Robert E. Hunter The devil is in the details. This cliché is already being invoked regarding the deal concluded this past weekend between Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany,… Continue Reading  

Will Disgraced Pres. Ahmadinejad Impede Diplomatic Window of Opportunity with Iran?

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US-Iran relations expert Trita Parsi explains why diplomatic headway can be made with Iran in the time period after the US presidential election and before the Iranian election in the Daily Beast’s “Open Zion“: Between November 8, 2012, and mid-March… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Talks with Iran: Prospects

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The Western members of the P5+1 are showing signs of serious intent, if re-election of President Barack Obama allows nuclear-related talks with Iran to resume in the next few months. This ought to be cheering news for all who believe… 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