Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Chances of a change in Iran are very slim
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a think tank focused on the relations between the U.S. and Iran, has published a report summarizing thirty in-depth interviews NIAC has had with senior Iranian political officials, analysts and members of the business community. Their conclusion is that Khamenei still controls things despite the devastating effect of the sanctions. Further, there is no serious opposition to Khamenei; we have not tried to negotiate in any serious fashion; capitulation is considered a greater threat than military confrontation.