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#Iran and the US have failed their way to success

Iran has also failed its way to success so far.

There have been many mistakes by the Iranian leadership, the consequences of which finally persuaded Khamenei to approve a new approach. One of his most notable mistakes was to reject offers of talks with the Obama administration for four years.

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Posted on : Nov 20 2014
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Iranians, Israelis could live with ‘bad’ nuclear deal

The Israeli and Iranian publics can live with what their leaders each consider a “bad” nuclear deal.

My latest article explains:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/10/iran-israel-nuclear-talks-public.html


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Posted on : Oct 14 2014
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The future of Iran after Khamenei

So what is likely to happen after the death of Ayatollah Khamenei? Are we likely to see much change in Iran?

My latest opinion piece for Aljazeera America tries to answer this important question.

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/9/iran-khamenei-succession.html


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Posted on : Sep 28 2014
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Re: Iran vs Israel, Gaza is not as important as before

Numerous things were learned from the recent Hamas vs Israel war in Gaza.

One of them was that when it comes to being an arena where Iran and Israel faced each other off, Gaza is losing its importance.

Hamas has got a new Qatari patron and its not clear whether Iran will be able to woo it back.

My latest article explains.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/iran-qatar-israel-hamas-gaza.html


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Posted on : Sep 02 2014
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Iran’s uncertain intervention in Iraq

The recent lightning victories of the Sunni extremist group the ISIS in Iraq have surprised many Middle Eastern countries. This includes Iran.

My latest article for Al Monitor looks at the short and long term opportunities and threats for Iran.

Its not as straightforward as some people believe.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/iran-iraq-isis-hassan-rouhani.html#ixzz34kApf0Nh


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Posted on : Jun 16 2014
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Iran: Rigged elections and video tapes

I am sure you still remember the 2009 presidential elections in Iran. The one which the opposition said was rigged.

A controversial video has now been leaked in which the head of the Revolutionary Guards confirms that his organization intervened in those elections, because they didn’t like the impending result. So the opposition was right, the 2009 elections were rigged.

My latest article looks at the implications of this new video. Please share with family and friends.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/iran-irgc-2009-elections-violations-leaked-video-reformists.html


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Posted on : Jun 05 2014
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Rouhani: The day after a nuclear deal

Iranian conservatives are worried. A nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 will boost Iranian president Rouhani’s position at home. They don’t want that.

So what can they do?

My latest article explains:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/05/rouhani-opponents-iran-contain-influence.html


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Posted on : May 25 2014
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#Iran – #Russia energy deals no threat to nuclear talks

Israel and the United States do not have much cause for concern about reports of two multi billion dollar deals being negotiated between Iran and Russia.

Neither deal is likely to increase Iran’s leverage so it could ignore the nuclear negotiations. Nor is it likely that the deals will boost Iran’s leverage at the talks.

My latest article explains why.

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http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/04/iran-russia-energy-deals-no-threat-nuclear-talks.html

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Posted on : May 01 2014
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