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    Syria war toll

    February 21-2014 A hardline Iranian website run by Iranian University Student News has published a list of 15 names it says are Iranians killed while fighting rebels in Syria.  The…

    First wind power farm

    February 21-2014 Iran says it has installed its first wind power farm and linked its electrical output to the national grid.  The farm is near Takistan in Qazvin province.  The…

    Dervishes on trial

    February 21-2014 Four Gonabadi Dervishes arrested 10 months ago in Shiraz have gone on trial on terrorism charges.…

    ‘Argo’ scores Number One

    February 21-2014 Ben Affleck’s film “Argo” was the highest selling digital movie in 2013, according to Rentrak, a research company.…

    Zarif messages to the US on Syria in Munich

    February 21-2014 by Farideh Farhi The meeting between Javad Zarif and John Kerry on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 2 was reportedly mostly focused on nuclear…

    If you don’t understand our commitment to Iran, you don’t understand Hezbollah

    February 21-2014 By Matthew Levitt Six years ago Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated when the headrest in his car was detonated in Damascus. While Israeli intelligence neither denies nor…

    Will US carriers abandon the Persian Gulf?

    Will US carriers abandon the Persian Gulf?

    February 21-2014 By Michael Rubin  For much of the last decade, the United States kept two aircraft carrier strike groups in the Persian Gulf or its immediate vicinity. This made…

    Removing congressional illusions about an Iran nuclear deal

    Removing congressional illusions about an Iran nuclear deal

    February 21-2014 By George Perkovich Occasionally, congressional testimony can be interesting in ways unintended by the staff who invited the witnesses. On January 28, the House Foreign Affairs Committee invited…