The June elections have been shaken up by the entry of former president Rafsanjani.
Nobody's happy about the bad economy, but Tehran isn't changing direction anytime soon.
Unless Washington accepts a process of reciprocal concessions with Iran and puts sanctions relief on the table, war will only become more likely.
Iran is rooting for a hawkish administration in Washington, but its preferences are based on dangerous misperceptions.
Misperceptions that exacerbate the enmity between Washington and Tehran—and push both closer to war.
Washington and Iran are playing a dangerous game full of escalation, exaggeration and threats.
Baghdad talks produced lots of animosity and few compromises. Diplomacy will have another chance in Moscow.
Iran's supreme leader is a cunning authoritarian, but he is not opposed to the right deal.
Tensions escalate as Tehran and Washington wait to see who will flinch first.
Pundits have it wrong. The clerics are on their way out. Ahmadinejad is leading a revolution.
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