Why Did Javad Zarif Resign?

March 01, 2019

Amid tension in Tehran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tried to resign from his post. The ongoing saga of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shows how chaotic the government has become. On February 25, he announced his resignation via Instagram, stating: “I apologize for not being able to...

The Iran Deal: Real Progress or a Historic Mistake?

December 14, 2013

The nuclear deal has to be seen by its wider regional context. Background In the early hours of November 24, 2013, Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany – signed an interim agreement for six months on Iran’s nuclear program. Ever since the...

Rouhani’s Surprising Election

June 17, 2013

Rouhani’s surprising victory in the presidential election represents a significant shift in the Iranian political landscape. Hassan Rouhani’s surprising first round victory in the presidential elections represents  a significant shift in the Iranian political landscape. In a field...