Why optimism of the West on Rowhani’s electoral victory is misplaced?

Hasan Rowhani, a moderate Iranian cleric has been elected to Iran’s next president. The West, and particularly the US, is optimist if not jubilant on his elevation. According to Foreign Policy, there is cautious optimism that popular support for moderation at the polls will translate into concessions at the negotiating table. Rowhani sent some vague … More Why optimism of the West on Rowhani’s electoral victory is misplaced?

NAM Summit, the dead horse and diplomatic hypocrisy….

Iran has played a master-stroke for coming out of its international isolation through hosting the Summit of NAM member countries. The world is looking at this latest development in shock and awe, as revival of NAM, which always stood for disassociation from the Cold War and super powers, heralds an era of a new world … More NAM Summit, the dead horse and diplomatic hypocrisy….