• NIAC Memo: An Inconvenient Reality: Sunnis Remain Source of Most Foreign Fighters in Iraq November 30, 2007
    Bahram Rajaee
    The Bush Administration continues to ignore the realities of the Iraq insurgency’s makeup in its bid to pressure Iran.
  • NIAC Memo: U.S. Sanctions on Iran: Will They Work? November 23, 2007
    R. K. Ramazani
    The Bush administration’s latest unilateral sanctions on Iran are likely to fail. The debate over whether or not these sanctions will work has so far focused on economic considerations. Psychological and political factors, however, are more important.
  • NIAC Memo: Seven Myths about Iran November 15, 2007
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    The ill-informed foreign policy debate on Iran contributes to a paradigm of enmity between the United States and Iran, which limits the foreign policy options of future US administrations to various forms of confrontation while excluding more constructive approaches.
  • NIAC Memo: Factionalism and Iran’s Ruling Elite: Reality or Illusion? November 14, 2007
    Bahram Rajaee
    It behooves U.S. policy makers to take note of factional struggles in Tehran when developing effective policies that protect U.S. interests and advance U.S. goals, particularly when seeking to alter Tehran’s behavior.
  • NIAC Memo: Assessing the Iran-IAEA Nuclear Workplan October 24, 2007
    Bahram Rajaee
    With the unexpected resignation of chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani from his post this week, Iranian factional politics once again threaten to obstruct recent progress made in Iran’s negotiations with the IAEA.
  • NIAC Memo: A Sober Analysis of Iran October 16, 2007
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Despite a fixation on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hardline statements, Iran’s rhetoric has only translated into actual policy when Tehran deemed that its ideological and strategic imperatives coincided.
  • President of NIAC Calls Secretary Rice’s Announcement on Iran a “Positive Step Fraught with Risk” May 31, 2006
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    For immediate release Battle Over Pre-Conditions Could Scuttle Talks Before They Begin Contact: Trevor FitzGibbon Fenton Communications 202-246-5303 Statement by Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council “Secretary Rice’s announcement of the shift in U.S. policy ...