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Iran’s Contradictory roles in Terror

We’ve reported plenty of times in the past about Iran’s “long tentacles” when it comes to terror – its hand in other regional conflicts, its proliferation of terror and its selective definition of and attempts to redefine terrorism. Now, we

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

What The Gaza Conflict Says About A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Superficially, the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip should have little to do with Iran. Yet all sides implicate Iran. Israel accuses Iran of shipping weapons to the Islamist organization, arming it as it has armed the

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Iranian Airspace Even Less Safe than Ukraine’s?

The skies seem a dangerous place to be these days, what with MH370 disappearing out of thin air, MH17 being shot down over Ukraine and dozens of flights to and from Israel being cancelled for fear of rocket attacks. But

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

As Nuke Deadline Looms, Gaza A Reminder of Iran’s ‘Hand in Three Conflicts’

There’s a war raging in the Middle East. There’s Syria, Iraq (as usual), and now Israel and Gaza have joined the fray in yet another conflagration. Seemingly, this latest escalation is about Hamas firing rockets at Israel, and Israel bombing

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Iran’s Selective Stand on Terrorism

Terrorism is all over the news these days. From Gaza to Iraq, from Washington to Tehran, everybody’s using it liberally. About what, you ask? Everything from those wishing to topple regimes in Iraq and Syria to, well, those of the

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Posted in Al monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Cyberterrorism – The Undisputed Iranian Threat

Sometimes, it seems like traditional terrorism and security just aren’t exciting enough. So now, hot off the presses, we bring you a story of cyber-espionage that involves a bunch of anonymous, rather amateurish Iranians trying to hack America by using

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military

Diverse Iranian support in Syria

More than three years into the civil war in Syria, which has cost about 150,000 lives so far, it is possible to see which way the wind is blowing – if you ask Tehran. What started as a genuine struggle

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

When Iraq Votes, Iran Casts A Silent Ballot

Iraqis began voting Wednesday in their country’s first election since US troops left it in 2011. The vote took place amid violence at polling stations and after years of sectarian strife, clear signs that Iraq has yet to emerge whole

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Between Iran, Pakistan, Riyadh and Syria: Defining the terrorists

Westward of Iran, we see Tehran and the P5+1 holding expert-level talks in Vienna this week, the Austrian president accepting an invitation to the country, and continuing all-around diplomatic engagement. But to the east, towards Balochistan, on the Pakistani border,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

Iranian Victory Leap (As Syria Festers)

The upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria is providing an interesting media opportunity to watch the western rush to court Iran as a potential partner in Middle East stabilization efforts. In a New York Times op-ed titled ‘Obama’s Losing Bet

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

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