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How Good are Iran’s ‘Positive Steps’?

The nuclear talks between Iran and US diplomats resumed in Vienna this week after a short hiatus, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attesting that a “good atmosphere” had prevailed in the talks and announcing that “good steps” had

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Nuke Talks Extended Again – But Are They Running Out Of Time?

After a nail-biting few days in which it appeared Iran and the six world powers had reached the nuclear finish line, the deadline for a final-status agreement was extended this week by seven more months. While US Secretary of State

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Mind The (Nuclear) Gap

Nearly a year has passed since Iran and the six world powers signed an interim nuclear deal, nearly a year of negotiations, technical talks, extensions and months upon months of attempts to bridge the “gap” that has – wide or

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Why Using Iran To Save Iraq Can be Counter-Productive

Washington’s overtures – and snubs – toward Iran in its campaign to put together a coalition to fight Islamic State, or ISIS, has drawn considerable coverage in recent days. First, US Secretary of State John Kerry kept Iran out of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Why Iran Was Not Invited to the Anti ISIS Club

The American-led coalition against the Islamic State is gaining traction, with US Secretary of State John Kerry appealing to key Arab states for support. But one player that has so far been excluded from Washington’s efforts to fight the terrorist

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Military, nuclear talks

What P5+1 Bullies Have to Work With

A third round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers ended Wednesday, halfway through the time allotted to the parties to ink a final-status deal. At the conclusion of the talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU

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Posted in BBC, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

The Rouhani-Zarif Davos Equation

With the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos drawing to a close, it’s a good time to review media coverage of the Iranian delegation to the high-profile conference. Naturally, much of the reportage was devoted to “pragmatic President” Rouhani. The

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News
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