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Iran's New Man

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Hassan Rowhani's victory in Iran's presidential election caught even seasoned observers by surprise. Can he fulfill his promise to voters to improve Iran's sanctions-ravaged economy and end its international isolation without running afoul of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?

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  1. Bringing the Iran Deal Back Home

    Bringing the Iran Deal Back Home

    Nov 25, 2013 Anne-Marie Slaughter focuses on the domestic climate for diplomacy in America and Iran.

  2. The Uses of Nuclear Ambitions
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    The Uses of Nuclear Ambitions

    Nov 25, 2013 Ana Palacio argues that the link between nuclear weapons and national greatness must be broken.

  3. Iran’s French Resistance
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    Iran’s French Resistance

    Nov 20, 2013 Pascal Boniface considers the reasons for France's hard-line stance in nuclear talks with Iran.

  4. Latin America’s Lessons for Nuclear Diplomacy

    Latin America’s Lessons for Nuclear Diplomacy

    Nov 4, 2013 Juan Gabriel Tokatlian applies the experience of Brazil and Argentina to the P5+1 negotiations with Iran.

  5. Iran’s Nuclear Quandary
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    Iran’s Nuclear Quandary

    Nov 4, 2013 Bennett Ramberg on the burden of Libya and North Korea on Iran's nuclear policy.

  6. The Long Road to Agreement with Iran

    The Long Road to Agreement with Iran

    Oct 29, 2013 Javier Solana on the obstacles to Western reconciliation with Iran.

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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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