Iran

Iran and America are not on the same side in Iraq

Despite both sharing an enmity with ISIS, the US and Iran have very different goals in Iraq, and the methods being used are often in direct conflict.

June 17, 2014
July 16, 2016
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Daniel Berman

Will Politicking in Tehran Make for a Difficult 2014 in American-Iranian Relations?

With politicking already begining for Iran's 2016 elections, will Iranian-American talks fall victim to the need of politicians in both nations to grandstand.

March 23, 2014
July 13, 2016
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Daniel Berman

The education of Ali Khamenei: a political biography of Iran’s Supreme Leader

Ali Khamenei may be widely considered the most powerful man in Iran, but when he was selected as Faqih(Supreme Leader) in 1989 he was cipher, widely considered a figurehead. How did he become what he is today?

June 6, 2013
July 1, 2016
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Daniel Berman

Khamenei’s game: understanding the supreme leader’s role in Iran’s politics

The office of Faqih, or Surpreme Leader to the Western media, is simultanousnly the most important and least understood in the Iranian system. It is Supreme not in the Stalin sense, but rather in that of Japan's Emperor.

May 23, 2013
July 1, 2016
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Daniel Berman

A preview of Iran’s 2013 presidential election: candidates, mullahs and unknowns

An overview of the contenders to suceed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

May 20, 2013
July 1, 2016
Written by 
Daniel Berman