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Why Trump's Iran Posture May Be 'More Carrot Than Stick' to the Country's Hardliners

A pro-government demonstrator holds aloft a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Tehran University. (Getty)
Current Affairs

At the UN, President Trump again flirted with jettisoning the Iran nuclear deal, which may hinder reforms in the country that he wants to see.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Iran, Trump, and the Fate of the Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)<
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, analysts discuss the status of the Iran nuclear deal and how it has influenced American and Iranian politics.

Iran's 'Scrupulous' Adherence to the Nuclear Deal Under Trump

(L to R) Gary Samore, Karim Sadjadpour, John Limbert, and Nazee Moinian speak at Asia Society in New York on June 9, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Experts say keeping the Iran nuclear deal isn't only good for stability in the U.S.-Iran relationship, but also for keeping hardline elements within Iran’s government in check.

5 Questions About Iran's Upcoming Elections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, seen here during an appearance at Asia Society in 2013, faces voters on May 19. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Voters in the Islamic Republic go to the polls on May 19. Here's a glimpse at the key issues.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Iran Deal 'Cannot Be Put on Autopilot'

An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 9, 2016. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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What is the fate of the nuclear deal under a Trump administration? Iran Analyst Ali Vaez weighs in.

Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)
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From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: Iran's Political 'Midlife Crisis'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves to journalists next to a portrait of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 13, 2015. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty)
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In the second episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we'll look at how shifting demographics and political inclinations in Iran led to a historic nuclear deal, and what it might suggest about the country's future.

#TBT: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Historic 2013 Trip to New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stopped by Asia Society in 2013 a month after coming to power.