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Same Struggle, New Decade?

These are uncertain times for Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Having been persuaded of Iran’s grave financial situation, he …

Rouhani Approaches a Crossroads

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won a convincing victory in the June 2013 elections. He ran on a moderate platform, promising …

No Room for Error

Since his election to the Iranian presidency in June, Hassan Rouhani has promised to reset Iranian diplomacy. He has assured …

Carrots and Very Big Sticks

Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has not denied the Holocaust. Nor has he openly threatened to wipe Israel off the …

The Future of the Marjayia

The current form of religious leadership over the Shi’ite community, marjayia, was founded in the 1830s when Mohammed Hassan Najafi …

Taxing Times

Since his troubled reelection in 2009, reforming the economy has been the key objective of the President Ahmadinejad government. In …