IranInsight|Showcasing a Multifaceted Iran

Khuzestan, the Iranian province whose oil once illuminated European streets, is now recurrently left in darkness.

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The news shocked Iran: controversial former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered to run again for president in the May 19 election. In front of tens of reporters, he visited the Interior Ministry on April 12 and filed the necessary documents. 

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If there’s one lesson from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it’s that surprises are always possible—even if the polls say otherwise. On May 19th, Iranians will cast their ballots to elect the next president of Iran and it is useful to keep that lesson in mind.

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President Hassan Rouhani, who is running for re-election May 19, is one of the pragmatic forces of the Islamic Republic who has a background in the Islamic Republic’s national security establishment. He served as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003-2005.

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Iranians know better than most the horrors of chemical warfare.

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During the Iran-Iraq war, Saddam Hussein’s missiles and bombs lit up the skies over Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, and various frontier towns. It was a blitzkrieg of a campaign, initiated by Baghdad with the intent of inflicting mass civilian casualties.

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Iran’s involvement in Syria's civil war is the Islamic Republic’s first overt foreign policy intervention in the Middle East and its most enduring.

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Every few weeks comes a new report that speedboats manned by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Navy have come dangerously close to US Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf.

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The decision by a federal judge in Hawaii to block the Trump administration’s second attempt at banning travel to the United States by citizens of a half dozen Muslim-majority nations is another victory for tolerance, democracy and national security.

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On the roller coaster of ties between the United States and Iran, President Trump’s apparent extreme hawkishness towards Tehran is one more loop in which the world has turned upside down.

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