Richard Javad Heydarian

  • The French diplomatic genius Charles Maurice de Talleyrand once said: “It was worse than a crime; it was a mistake.” This is perhaps the best way to describe the US State Department’s recent decision to take the Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) off its notorious list of 52 foreign ...

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  • Mohammad ElBaradei, former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief, used to say using the so-called "carrot and stick approach" on Iran - simultaneous use of sanctions and incentives to induce cooperation - is doomed to fail, because "Iran isn't a donkey". Others would go further and say ...

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