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Coverage of the Iranian elections

Massive attention was given to the Iranian presidential elections, by media outlets, think-tanks and pundits.  The coverage was split between those calling the elections fraudulent and insignificant to those relating to the elections as a turning point in Iran’s development

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Media Taking Notice of Incongruity in Iran’s Words and Actions

At this stage, a few months into the nuclear deal and Iran’s newfound “rapprochement” with the West, it’s more evident than ever that Iran’s image as “moderate,” open to the West, and a stabilizing influence in the Middle East, is

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Cyber Attacks: The ‘Future of Warfare’ Between Iran And The West

While the world was busy helping Iran benefit from the nuclear deal, new charges came to light linking Iran to a different type of military activity – cyber attacks against the US in the years 2011-2013, leading to new public

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

Moving Past Iran’s Narrative on Syria

As the Syrian refugee crisis makes headlines and affects countries throughout the Western world, the Iranian involvement in Syria is beginning to prompt more commentary from various English-language media outlets, which seem to be rapidly cluing in on the fact

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

Is It ‘Smart’ To Rationalize Iran’s ‘Troubling’ Threats?

Just under two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “Iran’s Supreme Leader is Wild Card in Nuclear Deal.” The piece, by Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, was accompanied by a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

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 Unwitting Heroine of the Iranian Womens’ Struggle

Fox News’s Iranian-descended Lisa Daftari caused quite the stir last week after reporting on a video showing an Iranian woman dancing “joyously” – and hijab-lessly – on top of her car. The dance in the desert, wrote Daftari, was “the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues
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