IranInsight|Showcasing a Multifaceted Iran

On Aug. 5, Hassan Rouhani will officially start the second term of his presidency. Hossein-Ali Amiri, Rouhani’s vice president for parliamentary affairs, has said that three women have been asked to join the new cabinet.

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New York – Iran’s foreign minister chose a pivotal week to come to the United States to argue his country’s case before Americans.

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Sixty-four years on, the effects of the 1953 coup in Iran continue to resonate inside Iran and outside.

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After almost eight months, the Trump administration has yet to come up with a comprehensive Iran policy. The White House has grudgingly abided by its predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran, while adopting a more hawkish tone toward Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East.

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The six-year civil war in Syria has propelled relations with Iran to a new level of importance on a par, according to some Iranian officials, with Iran’s control over parts of its own territory.

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An extended deadline for a Qatari response to a list of 13 Saudi-led demands expired on July 5 with no sign that Qatar would capitulate.

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The historic visit this week of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel could not have been welcome news in Iran.

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As predicted, the June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran have complicated the rule of newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani and his pragmatic coalition. More aftershocks have occurred, some of which potentially threaten his tenure.

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As the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar approaches the one-month mark, the tiny emirate shows no sign of bending to a list of demands that include severing diplomatic ties with Iran.

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Conservatives in Iran don’t take defeat easily.

In the past few years, they have lost to moderate and reformist candidates in elections for parliament, city councils and now the presidency.

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