The Geneva Agreement and the Future of US-Iranian Relations (Part 2/2)

January 04, 2014

No immediate rapprochement is expected between the US and Iran. Hezbollah has been deeply involved in the urban fighting alongside the Syrian regime. As argued by analysts at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Hezbollah is suffering human losses which...

The Geneva Agreement and the Future of US-Iranian Relations (Part 1/2)

December 22, 2013

No immediate rapprochement is expected between the US and Iran.   Few policy makers in the United States conceal the fact that the Obama administration would like to use the intention of Iranian authorities — to normalize their relations with the West — to restore political...

Unilateral Economic Sanctions Against Iran: Unexpected Implications (Part 2/2)

May 21, 2013

The international sanctions against Iran have been effective. However, they also made the Iranian elite more practical and cynical by teaching it how to survive under external economic pressure. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one. In spite of existing sanctions, Iran keeps on...

Unilateral Economic Sanctions Against Iran: Unexpected Implications (Part 1/2)

May 14, 2013

The international sanctions against Iran have been effective. However, they also made the Iranian elite more practical and cynical by teaching it how to survive under external economic pressure. This is the first of a two part series. International reports on the economic and political situation...