by Omid Memarian
The election of Hassan Rouhani has split Iranian analysts into three groups: the overly enthusiastic, the destructively pessimistic and the cautiously optimistic. The enthusiasts and the pessimists both present potentially inaccurate analyses of Iran’s current situation, views that could ultimately lead to disappointment and lost opportunities. The clearest path to meaningful change [...]
by Gareth Porter
via IPS News
A review of Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett’s “Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran” (Metropolitan Books, 2013)
“Going to Tehran” arguably represents the most important work on the subject of U.S.-Iran relations to be published thus [...]
Former Bush administration staffer, Reza Marashi, writes about the Iranian-American game of chicken in the National Interest:
Both Iran and the United States are playing an extremely dangerous game based on misperceptions. Each side seems to be misreading the strength and resolve of the other. In this game of chicken, small errors in [...]
Writing in the New York Times, a former state department member who worked on Iran during the Bush administration, Reza Marashi, explains the U.S.’s real Iran problem: too much emphasis on intelligence and far too little on diplomacy
While serving in the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs, I learned the 10 percent [...]
The fall issue of the Washington Quarterly has just published what may end up being the worst, most garbled policy piece on Iran within the last decade or so. Curiously, the authors, Kenneth Pollack and Ray Takeyh, are mainstream centrists who claim that they have long “articulated both the rationale and the broad features [...]
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