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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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#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.

To read click below
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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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

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


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


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


Posted on : Dec 15 2013
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