Articles by Abolghasem Bayyenat

The Meaning of Rouhani

The Meaning of Rouhani

July 1, 2013 | Hassan Rouhani's win in Iran's presidential election suggests that neither reformists nor conservatives are pleased with the country's status quo.

Iran’s Survival Strategy

Iran’s Survival Strategy

January 15, 2013 | Iran's leaders are the first to admit that Western sanctions have had a devastating impact on the country, but they're confident they can ride out the storm.

The West Negotiates with Iran

The West Negotiates with Iran

April 23, 2012 | The success of future nuclear talks between Iran and the West will depend in part on whether the West is able to treat Iran as an equal in word as well as in deed.

The Politics of Iran’s Space Program

The Politics of Iran’s Space Program

July 6, 2011 | Understanding the politics of Iran's technological development should serve as a check on the unwarranted paranoia that Iran's scientific achievements have generated in the West.

Bahrain: Beyond the U.S.-Iran Rivalry

Bahrain: Beyond the U.S.-Iran Rivalry

June 10, 2011 | The proxy struggle between the United States and Iran has spread to Bahrain. But this Cold War ignores the silent understanding the two rivals have forged against a common enemy in Afghanistan.