The RAND Blog

August 2013

  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani takes questions from journalists during a news conference in New York September 27, 2013
    International Diplomacy


    The U.S.-Iran Wrestling Match

    According to Khamenei, the Islamic Republic is willing to engage its enemy, or show “flexibility,” in order to win the overall competition. However, Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards have also laid out clear red lines for Rouhani. He is to demonstrate no weakness or “humility” with the opponent, the United States.

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    Sep 27, 2013

    Inter Press Service

    Alireza Nader