The Iran Nuclear Deal: Tension on the Horizon

November 28, 2013

With hopeful signs coming from the Gulf, Israel and Congress promise a fight. The early hours of November 24, 2013, witnessed the signing of a new nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva. After prolonged negotiations, both sides came to an agreement that would halt and even roll back...

US-Iran Relations: Can Pragmatism and Dialogue Triumph? (Part 1/2)

October 12, 2013

Despite antagonistic identity politics, US-Iran relations have a history of pragmatic dialogue. This is first of a two part series. Relations between the US and Iran have been compellingly described as a “Sisyphus act.” Sisyphus was a king in Greek mythology. As punishment for his...

Iran’s Foreign Policy: No Substantial Change With Rouhani

July 06, 2013

Rouhani is likely to impact the style but not the substance of Iranian foreign policy. The victory of a new reformist Iranian president has been welcomed by the international community. For many, President-Elect Hassan Rouhani's pragmatism breaks with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hard line, and...