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Ahmadinejad’s return may be boost for Rouhani

Rouhani is the anti-Ahmadinejad and vice versa.

Their supporters view the other side with deep suspicion and animosity.

Yet the return of Ahmadinejad to Iranian politics could be good news for Rouhani.

Sounds counter intuitive?

Read below to find out why it could make sense.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/04/iran-ahmadinejad-return-politics.html


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Posted on : Apr 21 2014
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Iran, Israel and the politics of gesture

We are witnessing something which has rarely been seen in recent Iran-Israel tensions: a series of goodwill gestures by both sides.

Difficult to believe, but true.

You can find out more from my latest article.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/02/iran-israel-politics-gesture.html

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Posted on : Feb 06 2014
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Tehran Stock Exchange plunges, baffling investors

Over the last two years, the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) has had one of the fastest growing indexes in the entire region. So fast that it has had many people baffled.

For example: why is it when Iran’s economy was in the doldrums the TSE was rising, and now that some of the sanctions are being removed its seeing historic falls?

Just what is going on?

My latest article explains.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/01/tehran-stock-exchange-falls.html


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Posted on : Jan 28 2014
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Iran in 2014

I feel that I am not being a good Jew. That I am not keeping up with my people’s traditions. Why? because tomorrow is Christmas day and I don’t know a good Chinese restaurant to eat at. Oy vey! :-)

I hope my latest article makes up for it.
In 2014, to foresee Iran’s behavior at the nuclear negotiations, we must look at domestic politics.

My article explains more:

http://www.thejc.com/news/israel-news/114255/to-predict-nuclear-talks-watch-iran%E2%80%99s-domestic-politics-closely

Merry Christmas from Israel,
Meir


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Posted on : Dec 24 2013
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An Israeli debate about Iran’s nuclear program

How do Israelis see the latest deal between Iran and the P5+1? Can Iran be trusted? As far as Israel is concerned, what should a final deal with Iran look like?

These are some of the questions which Emily Landau and I discuss in Tel Aviv. Dr Landau is an expert on Iran’s nuclear program at the INSS institute in Tel Aviv.

http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/23959?in=00:00&out=41:00


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Posted on : Dec 15 2013
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Nuclear deal with Iran: Implications for Iran and Israel

My two recent articles describe the implications of the latest Iran nuclear deal for:

Israel

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/11/netanyahu-wrong-iran-deal-enrichment-centrifuges-plutonium.html

Iran’s supreme leader

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/131124-the-domestic-consequences-of-the-iran-deal


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Posted on : Nov 26 2013
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On Arak, France made the right decision

On why I agree with the French position in the latest round of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/render/live/en/sites/almonitor/contents/articles/originals/2013/11/iran-sanctions-relief-france-arak-water-reactor-limits.html


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Water and possible ethnic tensions in Iran

Could water scarcity and mismanaged government water diversion programs inflame ethnic tensions in Iran?

This is a scenario which is becoming more realistic.

My latest article explains:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/11/water-scarcity-frustrates-iranians.html#ixzz2jsQoxNA1


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Posted on : Nov 06 2013
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