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Is Western Media Buying Iran’s Revolutionary Narrative?

Iran celebrated the 36th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution last week to great fanfare, replete with speeches by high-level dignitaries and the usual – “traditional,” even – chants of “death to America.” Has anything changed since last year, when Iranians

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The Ideological Gap in Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations

Of the vast volumes of press Iran got this week, it was an op-ed on Al-Sharq al-Awsat that caught our eye. The analysis, by veteran journalist Amir Taheri, shed light on the nature of the rift between Iranian President Hassan

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

The 2014 ‘Moderates’ And 1979…. Progressives?

With over half of Iran’s population under 30, and a high rate of unemployment amid economic woes, Iranian lawmakers have devised a method to make birth rates in the country rise – after decades of decline prompted by progressive family

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Posted in AP, Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage
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