Suzanne Maloney

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The latest incident between the United States and Iran this week almost immediately generated a torrent of punditry.

There was a backlash from those who see the detention of 10 U.S. sailors who inadvertently strayed into Iran’s territorial waters as confirmation of Tehran’s continuing penchant for troublemaking. But there was applause from others, including the Obama administration, who trumpeted Tehran’s swift release of the sailors as vindication of U.S. diplomacy with Iran and a confirmation of the quiet moderation of its revolutionary regime.

As is always the case with Iran, the truth lies somewhere between these extremes. That the episode did not escalate or extend beyond a day represents a modestly hopeful sign.…  Seguir leyendo »

The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being sidelined by religious fundamentalists, and it’s bad news for American officials seeking to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

The same Iranian leader who dabbled in Holocaust denial and messianic fantasies was, paradoxically, also the theocracy’s most ardent advocate of direct nuclear negotiations with Washington. As Mr. Ahmadinejad falls out of favor with Iran’s hard-line religious leaders, the prospect of a nuclear deal between Tehran and Washington is diminishing.

Once the darling of clerical conservatives, who only two years ago rigged the system to ensure his re-election, Mr. Ahmadinejad is now clinging to his post amid furious recriminations from his erstwhile allies.…  Seguir leyendo »