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Gallup:Iran No Longer Number One Enemy

            Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States’ greatest enemy as did two years ago, according to a new Gallup pol

Event: Iran's Revolution 35 Years Later

            On February 10, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conve

US and Israel Discuss New Iran Diplomacy

            President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and the new U.S.-Iran diplomacy at the White House

Rouhani Calls for Nuke-Free World

      On September 26, President Hassan Rouhani called fo

Iran Factor in U.S. Syria Strike

            Iran has been a constant subtext of the Obama administration’s campaign to justify a military strike on Syria.

U.S. Report on Iran Religious Freedom Abuses

            Iran’s government reportedly imprisoned, harassed and discriminated against more people for their religious beliefs in 2

U.S. Slams Iran in New Human Rights Report

            On April 19, the State Department’s new human rights report charged that Iran engaged in “egregious” abuses, inc

Report: Sanctions Backfiring, Try Direct Dialogue

            A new report by top former U.S. officials concludes that sanctions are backfiring.

Iran Condemns Boston Attack, Slams U.S. Policy

            Iran's supreme leader condemned the two bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and wounded more than 170

Cartoonists Sketch Human Rights Abuses

            A new book on political cartoons confronts the most sensitive issues in Iran ― including censorship, electoral fraud, torture and

U.S. Offers Earthquake Aid to Iran, Pakistan

            On April 16, Secretary of State John Kerry offered assistance to Iran and Pakistan after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit their b

Report: Iran’s Economy Shrank in 2012

            Iran’s economy has shrunk for the first time in more than twenty years.

Report: Sunni-Shiite Divide Deepens

            The Arab uprisings have deepened ethnic and religious tensions between Sunnis and Shiites in the Middle East, according to a n

U.S.: Iran Aiding Assad in Aleppo

            Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict is “especially pernicious as it helps the Assad regime build sectarian militias,

New U.S. Sanctions on Banks, Oil

            On April 11, the U.S.

G8 Statement on Iran

            On April 11, the G8 urged Iran to cooperate with the United Nations on its nuclear program to avoid further isolation.

Where Does Nuclear Diplomacy Stand Now?

Interview with Michael Adler by Garrett Nada

Where Does Nuclear Diplomacy Stand Now?

Interview with Michael Adler by Garrett Nada

U.S. Offers Earthquake Aid to Iran

            On April 10, the United States offered aid to Iran one day after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s south.

Kerry on Nuke Talks: What’s Next?

            Iran and the world’s six major powers failed to compromise on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in the fifth r

Part II: What Would it Take to Build a Bomb?

Interview with Colin Kahl by Garrett Nada

Part I: Is Iran Slowing its Nuclear Program?

Interview with Colin Kahl by Garrett Nada

Little Progress at Fifth Round of Nuke Talks

            Iran and the world’s six major powers failed to compromise on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program in the fifth

The Arab Uprisings in Iranian Politics

            Iran hailed the 2011 Arab uprisings as an “Islamic Awakening” and considered the overthrow of U.S.-backed dictato

Part II: What Would it Take to Build a Bomb?

Interview with Colin Kahl by Garrett Nada

Part I: Is Iran Slowing its Nuclear Program?

Interview with Colin Kahl by Garrett Nada

Report: Nuke Program Expensive and Risky

            Iran’s nuclear program has cost more than $100 billion in lost foreign investment and oil revenue, according to a new re

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