Iran’s President on a High Wire

International affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe writes in today’s column that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is performing a dangerous high wire act. An excerpt: As talks resume in Vienna today for a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, it is increasingly apparent that

Executions and backlash loom over Iran rapprochement

Money is flowing into Iran again, but there are signs the reformist movement is being stymied by hardliners, including a dramatic upsurge in executions for “enmity against God” and “threatening national security.”  An excerpt of international affairs columnist Jonathan Manthorpe’s new column: