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The Iran Primer


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

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

Khamenei Comments II: Islam’s Rules on Sports

            Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told athletes that they play a valuable role in promoting Iran’s values abroad and

Khamenei Comments I: Nuke Research as Model for Sports

            In a little noticed speech, Iran’s supreme leader urged athletes to emulate the determination of the country’s nucl

Unusual Rivalry: Iran v. U.S. Over Ice Cream

            Iranians apparently take their desserts seriously.

U.N. Stats: Iran’s Gender Gap

            A new U.N.

U.N. Stats: Iran's Slow Population Growth

            Iran’s low fertility rate has produced a rapidly aging population, according to a new U.N. report.

Latest on the Race: Reformists Regroup to Run

Garrett Nada
            Iran’s reformers appear to be rej

Kerry Presses Iraq on Iran Flights to Syria

            On March 24, Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq to inspect Iranian cargo flights for arms.

Khamenei Open to Direct U.S. Talks

            Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he is not opposed to direct talks with the United States in a speech marking Nowruz,

Obama and Netanyahu Agree on Iran

            President Obama, on his first visit to Israel since taking office, warned that the time left to solve the Iranian nuclear issue

Kerry’s Iran Connection on Nowruz

            On March 20, Secretary of State John Kerry sent “warm wishes for health and prosperity” to Iranians for Nowruz, th

U.S. General: Iran’s Influence Waning in Latin America

            Iran is “struggling to main influence” in Latin America, General John Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Commit

Poll: U.S. Majority Would Consider Strike to Prevent Iran Nuke

            About 64 percent of surveyed Americans said it is more important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons ― even if it

Obama on Nowruz: New U.S.-Iran Relationship Possible

            On March 18, President Obama said there could be a “new relationship” with Iran if it meets international obligati

Infographic: Internet Censorship

            The following infographic by the University of Pennsylvania’s Tags: Censorship, internet, Iran, Reports

Obama: Iran Over A Year Away From Nuke

            On March 13, President Obama said “it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon,”

Larijani: West Should Sell Uranium to Iran

            On March 12, Iran’s Human Rights Council Secretary Mohammad Javad Larijani said that there is no need to produce enriche

U.S. Sanctions Secret Iranian Oil Network

            On March 14, the U.S.

Gulf III: Iran’s Power in the Sea Lanes

Michael Connell

Gulf II: Timeline of U.S.-Iran Encounters

Michael Connell

         Iranian and U.S.

Gulf I: Iran’s Power in the Air

Michael Elleman

Latest on the Race: Rouhani Declares Candidacy, Rezaei Condemns Opposition

            On March 11, the Moderation and Development Party announced Hassan Rouhani’s candidacy for president.

Tags: Iran, Rezaei

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