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Hassan Rouhani

The Rouhani-as-reluctant-hard-liner theory is belied by the man’s long record in the Islamic Republic.

Earlier this week, I highlighted linguist Steven Ditto’s monograph detailing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s past record. While many supporters of rapprochement with Iran argue that...
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There’s a pattern in American analysis of and diplomacy toward Iran in which analysts project their own wishes and desires upon so-called reformers. Take former President...
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One of the conceits behind President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s endless series of concessions to Iran during the course of negotiating...
Iran

A common feature of Iranian security thinking is an emphasis on duality. Whereas Americans prefer to streamline chains of command to establish a clear hierarchy,...
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Two of the conceits of the Iran deal were, first, that Hassan Rouhani, the former secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council who had overseen...

As the results from Iran’s elections have come in, the headlines are telling what sounds, at least on the surface, to be an encouraging story....
Iran gold rush

These are happy times for European nations eager to do business with Iran. The end of the international sanctions mandated by the Iran nuclear deal...
Iran nuclear deal

So how are the Iranians assessing the nuclear deal? Clearly, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is pleased: He has been grinning from ear-to-ear. President...
Iran

Twenty-six years ago today, three Iranian officials met in Vienna apartment with three Kurdish officials to negotiate an end to a long-simmering conflict. It was...
Iran

Where brinkmanship is in the blood of Iranian negotiators, careerism and obsession about legacy appears to be in the blood of their American counterparts. By playing...

Today is National Nuclear Technology Day in Iran, and so a number of senior Iranian officials have given speeches regarding the ongoing negotiations process with...