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August 22, 2013

Iran
Iran’s "Moderate" New Government

The new Iranian government under President Hassan Rohani is very often being described as "moderate" these days. For example, The Wall Street Journal’s story on his election was entitled "Moderate Cl…

May 24, 2013

Iran
Iran’s Presidential Candidates: Two Are Terrorist Suspects, One Boasts of Beating Students

The disqualification of most of the men who sought to run in Iran’s presidential election has left a narrow field distinguished by allegations of involvement in terrorism and repression. Both Mohsen…

August 27, 2012

Iran
The Non-Aligned Movement, Iran, and Human Rights

The so-called "Non-Aligned Movement," a relic of Cold War days, is now meeting in Iran. Iran is a dictatorship where freedom of thought, press freedom, academic freedom, and free elections are non-ex…

August 9, 2010

Sanctions
A Weakened but Resourceful Iran

Sanctions have weakened Iran, but expert Hossein G. Askari says the country’s leaders continue to muddle through, in part because of popular support for uranium enrichment--the cause of mounting glob…

June 19, 2008

Political Movements
The Fight between Iran’s Neoconservatives and Conservatives

Hossein Bastani, an Iranian journalist, discusses the split within Iran between the so-called neoconservatives, who support Ahmadinejad, and the more traditional conservatives, who support the older …

January 14, 2016

Religion
A Conversation With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, discusses the fundamental requirements and parameters of contemporary Islamic statehood.

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November 23, 2015

Cybersecurity
The Hacked World Order

The Internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the "Internet of things" could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of …

September 11, 2015

India
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of September 11, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Singapore’s historic elections. Singaporeans took …

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December 4, 2014

United States
This Week: Mubarak’s Acquittal Challenged and Israel’s Government Dissolves

Significant Developments Egypt. Egypt’s top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he plans to appeal an Egyptian court’s dismissal of all remaining charges against former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. …

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters as he returns to Maadi military hospital in Cairo November 29, 2014 (Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).

May 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Egyptians Vote, Libyans Demonstrate, and the Pope Visits the Holy Land

Significant Developments Egypt. Security forces on Friday dispersed demonstrations across the country of Morsi supporters protesting General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s victory in this week’s presidentia…

Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 25, 2014 (Amareen/Courtesy Reuters).