The Two Faces of Modern Iran

Massoumeh Ebtekar and Hossein Sheikholeslam both were radical Islamist students who took part in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Over three decades later, they’re political rivals battling to define the future of the Islamic Republic.


Iran’s Identity Crisis

Both Washington and Tehran have insisted the nuclear deal won’t affect Iran’s political direction or the broader rivalry for power in the Middle East. They’re both wrong: The struggle over Iran’s place in the world community has just begun.


Who’s the Most Successful One of All? Rating the World’s Leaders.

David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Bob Kagan, and Kori Schake debate who's been the world's most effective head of state since Barack Obama took office. Spoiler alert: It doesn't help to be a good guy.


Watch Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Address the United Nations General Assembly

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly since securing an historic nuclear deal with six world powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to have a little swagger in his step.

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