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Paper: Change or More of the Same for Iran?


Photo Essay: A New Mood in Iran

Semira Nikou 

Khatami: Diplomacy now unrivaled chance

            Former President Mohammad Khatami has called on the international community to engage in dialogue with his successor to solve l

Qods Force leader : A political funeral?

            Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani hosted what was almost certainly the most high-profile funeral held this year in Tehran.

Rouhani Cabinet: Profiles

            Rouhani’s cabinet reflects a dramatic shift in the balance of power.

Iran Minorities 2: Ethnic Diversity

Iran Minorities 1: Diverse Religions

Bijan DaBell           

Youth in Iran Part 1: "The Determinators"

Robin Wright

Political Prisoners Letter to Obama

            In a letter dated August 8, more than 50 current and former political prisoners appealed to President Obama to seize the &ldquo

Inauguration of Hassan Rouhani

      On August 3, Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran’s new president

Profile: New Foreign Minister

            The following article by Robin Wright was originally published by Tags: Diplomacy, Foreign Minister, Iran Politics, Nuclear, United States, Zarif, Profiles

Rouhani's Cabinet

            On August 4, Hassan Rouhani was formally inaugurated as Iran's seventh president.

The Fires Facing Hassan Rouhani

New President Already Faces Opposition

            Hassan Rouhani is facing opposition to his cabinet appointments even before he announces the line-up—and even before his

Rouhani and the Revolutionary Guards

Will Fulton

What Iran’s Election Means for the Future

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Iran: The Week in Review

Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani

Iran: The Week in Review

Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani

Rouhani: Tweets picture at US field hospital

            President-elect Hassan Rouhani has tweeted a picture of himself next to an American woman at a U.S.

Rouhani: First Presser on US, Reforms, Nukes

      On June 17, president-elect Hassan Rouhani called fo

Rouhani: Diverse Reaction by Iranian Leaders

            Top Iranian leaders used their congratulatory messages to President-elect Hassan Rouhani to offer their own takes on the elect

Election: US Reacts to Results

            In two separate statements, the United States called

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