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Is Iran’s Rouhani a lame duck president?

Having staked everything on a now-crumbling nuclear deal, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has little to show for his five years in power and is seeing his support evaporate. The fifth…

Tehran’s Change Of Guard

Tehran’s change of guard

Post-revolutionary Iran’s 11th presidential election, scheduled for June 14, will be watched around the world for a variety of reasons. Among these is the fact that Iran is one of…

A Grand Bargain?

A grand bargain?

After a long hiatus, Iran is again sitting across the table from the P5+1 (Germany) in Almaty for talks covering its nuclear programme plus related issues. Both sides have dampened…

Surviving Crises

Surviving crises

From the free fall of the Iranian rial, to street protests demanding regime change, to the death sentence pronounced by the US towards normalised trade following the abandonment of the…

Winds Of Change In Iran

Winds of change in Iran

It seems a thaw is taking place between US and Iranian relations which were at loggerheads for the last three decades. In fact, interplay of Iran's internal developments and foreign…

Possible Key To A Different Iran

Possible key to a different Iran

There is something slightly surreal about the victory of the only cleric among Iran’s six presidential candidates being greeted as a moderate triumph and a sign of hope on a…