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Will Trump Ditch the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Supporters of the JCPOA are gaining digital momentum.

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After calling the nuclear deal an “embarrassment” in his speech to the UN General Assembly last month, the president said he would announce in October whether the United States wou...

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After Hajj, Iran-Saudi Rivalry Back On

Despite a successful Hajj that some hoped could trigger a rapprochement, regional animosity appears to have resumed.

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Some have speculated the successful participation of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj could mark the start of a rapprochement between the two regional enemies. In early Septemb...

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Iran: Domestic Politics Drive Nuclear Deal Posturing

President Rouhani's threat to scrap the nuclear deal was a well-timed political volley.

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On August 15, President Rouhani threatened to withdraw from the P5+1 nuclear deal “within hours” should the United States impose further sanctions on Iran. A day before the stateme...

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Qatar the Outcast

What impact will the ostracization of Qatar have on the broader power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

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ON MAY 14, Predata observed that, while the war of words between Tehran and Riyadh had been heating up, the reaction of Persian-language and Arabic-language audiences to this incre...

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Can Iran's "Deep State" Make a Comeback?

Following victory in last month's presidential election, Hassan Rouhani must now overcome the hardliners associated with the Iranian "Deep State."

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DESPITE CLAIMS of fraud by losing conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Guardian Council on May 30 confirmed President Rouhani’s re-election. Given that Iran Supreme Leader ...

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