Ex-Iran President Seeks Comeback Against Odds
Fed up with Iran’s stumbling economy, most Iranians yearn for policies that stimulate business while lowering prices.
A Thought Experiment On How Google's New Palestine Page Could Undermine Peace Talks
The Israeli Foreign Minister has sent a strongly worded letter to Google CEO, Larry Page, warning him that their new Palestine search page could undermine Middle-East peace negotiations. “Such a decision is in my opinion not only mistaken but could also negatively impinge on the efforts of my government to bring about direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” wrote minister Ze’ev Elkin, about Google’s decision to change “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine” on Google.ps (picture above). Careful followers of foreign policy news might question how exactly a tiny word change on a website could upset arguably the most resource-intensive diplomatic effort in human history, but we think such skepticism underestimates Google’s vast geo-political power. Here’s a thought experiment of 5 different ways Google could have a meaningful impact: 1. Well, maybe Google could…no, that wouldn’t do anything 2. … 3. … 4. … 5. … Ok, we can’t think ...
Israel Says It’s Not Asking U.S. to Intervene in Syria
A senior official said Israel saw no comparison between the policy toward Syria and the administration’s intention to keep Iran from gaining nuclear capability.
Iran Shoppers, Fearing Price Increases, Hoard Goods
An unanticipated change in the country’s exchange-rate policy could raise prices of some foodstuffs by 60 percent or more.
Report: Washington, rethink your Iran policy
A report issued by the Iran Project has criticized the US for its sanctions policy against the Iranian regime concluding that they have "contributed to an increase in repression and corruption in Iran" and may be alienating the Iranian people.