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“Relative Moderation” and “Relative Morality”

The one coined as the “dark prince”, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died. His death was mourned by many western outlets, terming him a “moderate” and a “reformer”. It seems that when it comes to Iran, everything is relative. Even universal

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Syria crisis exposes Rouhani challenge

The media continues to obsess over the impressive style changes coming from Rouhani and Zarif. NBC‘s op-ed previewing the Iranian president’s upcoming visit to the UN General Assembly in New York raises some points that warrant discussion in this context. The gist

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Argentina & Subversion in Latin America

If there wasn’t so much else going on (especially Syria), the latest news concerning the AMIA investigation should have caused a media earthquake. Pretty big news, actually. This week a 500-page document was submitted by Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s tireless prosecutor

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Other News

The Rafsanjani Festival

Hear that? It’s the sound of air quickly seeping out of the media balloon inflated for weeks around Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s candidacy for Iranian president. Will he run? Will Khamenei allow him? We know how that ended… Quite an

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Posted in BBC, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage
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