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New Winds and Sea Change – New Trends on the Threats Posed by Iran

As reported in reuters, in an interview to the German newspaper “Handelsblatt”, CEO of Bilfinger, Thomas Blades, postulated: “Financing is the main hurdle facing companies looking at doing business in Iran”. Whether led by “wishful thinking” or plain ignorance or

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

“Take Your Chances” with Resumed Direct UK Iran Flights – At Your Own Risk

Once again, articles, guides, and photo essays related to the “rebound” of travel and tourism in Iran can be seen popping up alongside headlines about the Islamic republic’s human rights record, terror sponsorship, persisting tensions with the West, destructive involvement

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

What happens after elections in Iran?

When Iran held its parliamentary elections a few weeks ago, we witnessed extreme efforts by the Guardian Council to screen out and put obstacles in the path of candidates who did not fit the bill of the Iranian regime –

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s Violations of Deal No Longer ‘Inconclusive’

It took two months, since Iran first carried out a post-deal test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, for the UN experts to conclude that its actions violate international sanctions. The press, instead of leading, followed suit, perhaps unwillingly. Media outlets,

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran: Excluding Women From Women’s Soccer Teams?

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were telling you about Niloufar Ardalan, the captain of the Iranian women’s indoor soccer (futsal) team, who was prevented from participating in an international championship because her husband wouldn’t allow her

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Amid Glaring Gender & Minority Inequality, Iranian Society Rises Up

Last week, we brought you the tragic story of young, beautiful Parivash Akbarzadeh, who recently died in a car accident while driving the fast, flashy Porsche of Mohammad Hossein Rabbani-Shirazi, the upperclass scion of a prominent clerical family. The story

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage
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