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Balancing Threats – ISIS and Iran

Apparently, without us realizing it, Iran has become locked in a “contest of threats” with the Islamic State terrorist group. Either one threat prove the more menacing of the two, or the other will; recognizing them both as dangerous doesn’t,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military

Who Is Iran Arming The Middle East Against?

Last week, we reviewed the media coverage of Iran’s role in creating – and perpetuating – the new regional order in the Middle East, replete with a jocular caricature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Barack Obama struggling

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

Is Saudi Arabia Still A Match For Iran?

The Middle East – along with concerned leaders all over the world – was rocked this week by the news of Saudi King Abdullah’s sudden death. The monarch’s demise, and his ostensibly seamless replacement with his 79-year-old half-brother, raised many

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

Trita Parsi and the Iranian-American Torpedoes

A few weeks ago, we brought you some interesting news about Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), going after AIPAC and seeking donations in order to lobby on Iran’s behalf instead of doing what NIAC claims

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

Tensions Rising as Nuke Talks Restart

Both Iran and the EU confirmed this week that talks over a final-status nuclear deal would resume on December 17 in Geneva. Expectations that the negotiations will finally bear fruit this time are already on the rise within the Iranian

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military, nuclear talks

Iran’s Paths to Power Run from Vienna to Baghdad

It is no secret that Iran has had a troubled relationship with its neighbor to the west through the years – and no less so than now, when Iran is becoming more and more involved in the war on Islamic

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

The Uncomfortable Reminder Parchin Sends Amid Talks

Iran’s nukes are in the news. Again. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is set to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna next week, according to Reuters. If this week’s

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Is Iran Growing Stronger In New World Order?

Iran has recently been trying to play itself up as a potential ally of the West – a leader, even – in the fight against Islamic State, with leading news outlets and journalists such as The Washington Post and the

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Why Iran Was Not Invited to the Anti ISIS Club

The American-led coalition against the Islamic State is gaining traction, with US Secretary of State John Kerry appealing to key Arab states for support. But one player that has so far been excluded from Washington’s efforts to fight the terrorist

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Military, nuclear talks

New Nuclear Talks In New Middle East

As the now-postponed deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers grows ever nearer, it’s unsurprising that Iran keeps singing the same tune, warning with a roar that the “untrustworthy” US should “make concessions to powerful

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks
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