What is missing in the interpretations of sectarianism and identifying its roots is a focus on the role of institutions and the agency of political actors in deliberately invoking and amplifying sectarian passions.
Iran’s new president has paved the way for improved relations with the West. Now, the West must determine whether Iran’s changed rhetoric signals the start of a new direction.
Barack Obama has had a tough year. Does 2014 portend more of the same?
Next year could prove to be a pivotal one for Iran, both internally and in its relations with the outside world.
Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly was inflammatory, deeply one-sided, and hyperbolic in its assessment of Iran’s recent history.