Iran, 1979 and 2010

The Obama administration’s Iran policy is a riddle wrapped inside a conundrum folded into a pickle. So many signals are being sent in so many directions that it’s a wonder the Iranians (or other involved parties) have any idea what’s going on. Barack Obama came into office pledging to reach out diplomatically to Iran. In … Continue reading “Iran, 1979 and 2010”

The Weeks of Living Dangerously

The armed might of the state (and its auxiliary forces) remains in the hands of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and its “reelected” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has, according to Neil MacFarquhar of the New York Times, solidified control over the Interior Ministry (which, in turn, controlled the count for the recent presidential election), as … Continue reading “The Weeks of Living Dangerously”