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Rouhani Goes to War Against Iran’s Deep State

Iran's president is vying for votes by attacking the country's unelected institutions. But votes might not be what decides the election.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) shakes hands on January 14, 2015 with US State Secretary John Kerry in Geneva. Zarif said on January 14 that his meeting with his US counterpart was vital for progress on talks on Tehran's contested nuclear drive. Under an interim deal agreed in November 2013, Iran's stock of fissile material has been diluted from 20 percent enriched uranium to five percent, in exchange for limited sanctions relief.   AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICK WILKING        (Photo credit should read RICK WILKING/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear Senators: Push Back Against Iran, but Not at the Expense of the Nuclear Deal

Members of Congress considering new Iran sanctions legislation should have open eyes regarding the Trump administration's attitude toward the nuclear deal.

CHENGDU, CHINA - MAY 26: (CHINA OUT; PHOTOCOME OUT) A bank teller puts Chinese currency 100 yuan (or Renminbi) notes on the counter on May 26, 2005 in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, China. China is under fierce pressure to free up the yuan, particularly from the United States. China's central bank, the People's Bank of China said in its first quarter report that China will keep its currency stable at a "reasonable and well-balanced level" while improving the yuan's exchange rate mechanism.(Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Too Big to Sanction

How the internationalization of China’s currency hurts Washington’s ability to punish human rights violators.

A woman walks past the fried chicken shop "KFC Halal", using the brand name of US fast food giant KFC, after it was closed by Iranian police, on November 3, 2015, in the capital Tehran. "Police closed the 'KFC' restaurant as it didn't have authorisation and had been operating under a false license," reported the news site of Iran's Young Journalist Club, which is affiliated with state television. AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Shocked’ by Halal Knockoff in Iran

A knockoff KFC was shut down this week in Tehran. Now, the American brand wants to take legal action against the Iranian shopkeeper.

Fighters from Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah carry the coffins of fellow militants, Ahmed Hareb (R) and Adel Hamidi during their funeral on June 6, 2015 in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut after they were killed in combat alongside government forces in the Syria. AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Curbing Iran’s Nuclear Threat Boost Its Proxies?

Tehran's allies in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen could reap the benefits of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.

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