Iran In Brief

Archive: June 2009

Beware the neocon agenda for Iran

June 22, 2009

This is a complicated time for Iran watchers and analysts, in particular in the United States.  There is the impulse to support the uprising in Tehran while at the same time urging official Washington to do and say nothing that would insert the United States and its political baggage into the momentum of this transformational moment.  As the Iranian government… Read More ›

Mousavi’s connection to the Khan network

June 10, 2009

IAEA reports are an endlessly fascinating source of information.  Mir Hussein Mousavi is widely viewed as Iran’s presidential candidate with the strongest support from reform-minded voters and is on record supporting renewed dialogue with the Perm-5 plus 1 on Iran’s nuclear program (according to recent media reports, he may also be on the verge of staging a stunning upset of… Read More ›

Iran election and nuclear program polling results announced

June 8, 2009

The New America Foundation and Terror Free Tomorrow released today the results of an important poll of Iranian public opinion on a range of issues, most importantly the June 12 presidential election and Iran’s nuclear program. 
Thirty-seven percent of Iranians plan to vote for President Ahmadinejad, while only 14 percent expect to… Read More ›

ISIS Analysis of IAEA Report on Iran

June 5, 2009

ISIS has released its analysis of the IAEA safeguards report on Iran’s nuclear program released on June 5, 2009.
The report includes several new findings regarding the progress of the Iranian program and details the continuing challenges faced by the IAEA.

Check the report for a more detailed look: ISIS Analysis of the IAEA Report on Iran… Read More ›

IAEA Report on Iran

June 5, 2009

The IAEA has released Friday its latest safeguards report on Iran’s nuclear program. A detailed analysis of the report by ISIS will be released later today.

View the IAEA report on Iran here: IAEA Report on Iran June 5, 2009

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Iran is cordially invited to a picnic

June 3, 2009

The hottest ticket in many a capital city is an invitation to the U.S. embassy’s July 4 picnic.  This year, as the NYT reported yesterday, the State Department has instructed all embassies and consulates that “they may invite representatives from the government of Iran” to their Independence Day celebrations.  These are typically casual affairs featuring traditional… Read More ›