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Diplomacy

Diplomacy

In today’s interconnected world, effective and skilful diplomacy is vital to ensure that humankind can navigate an ever-growing list of shared challenges that may be our undoing if left unresolved.

President Barack Obama talks with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran during a phone call in the Oval Office, Sept. 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 
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Dealing Reform: Iranian Domestic Politics after the Nuclear Deal

The success of the US-Iran nuclear talks shows the limits of the Obama doctrine in accomplishing the kind of social change that many reformists would like to see.

Iran’s Execution Spike under Rouhani: Who Is Pulling the Chairs?

Iran’s Execution Spike under Rouhani: Who Is Pulling the Chairs?

The closer we get to the deadline for a final nuclear deal, its most fervent opponents will frantically flail their arms in a last ditch attempt to stay relevant.

Nuclear Deal with Iran: Worth It or Not?

Nuclear Deal with Iran: Worth It or Not?

If there is an opportunity for the US and Iran to drop their sloganeering and meet halfway to lay the groundwork for meaningful relations, it is worth trying now.

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

From perspectives on Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah to the current nuclear stand-off, the four books in this feature offer the latest scholarship on US-Iranian relations.

Review – U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

Review – U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

Though Maleki and Tirman’s work describes the roots of US-Iran (mis)perception, their effort ultimately fails as a work of academic merit for exactly that reason.

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

As Iranians celebrate Nowruz, their New Year, they wake up to the same old problems. A truly new Iranian year would be one without the Clerical Regime.

A Bridge Too Far? Elements of a Permanent Nuclear Deal with Iran

A Bridge Too Far? Elements of a Permanent Nuclear Deal with Iran

There are still significant technical and political obstacles to overcome with the the P5+1-Iran nuclear agreement. Thus, conclusive evaluations will need to wait for some time to come.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

No New Dawn Likely in US-Iran Relations

No New Dawn Likely in US-Iran Relations

When a reformer from outside the clerical regime speaks about change it will be worth listening to. Until then it is likely that Rouhani is either a wolf in sheep’s clothing or a dupe.

Why Can’t Iran and the US Just Get Along?

Why Can’t Iran and the US Just Get Along?

A U.S.-Iran rapprochement, though unlikely, could reduce Israeli-Iranian tensions and even potentially see Iran become a positive force in negotiations over a two-state solution.

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