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IRGC on the table

In the follow up of president Trump’s speech on the new Iranian strategy, in which he targeted the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), many media outlets and think-tanks have focused on the IRGC, examining once again their global activity. It

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

Regime change in Iran on the table again

While the US administration is “reviewing” its official policy on Iran, the issue of “regime change” in Iran or the natural demise of the Iranian regime have recently been floated in a few articles and papers. The feasibility not totally

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran the super-power

In the third week of June, Iran launched its first missile attack abroad in over 15 years, from western Iran into eastern Syria. The ground to ground missile launch was first portrayed as a retaliation for the twin attack which

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran rejects UN and western values

The UN currently counts 193 members, who presumably, at least externally, adhere to the purposes and principles of its charter. Iran, though, is a category on its own. After President Rouhani’s cabinet endorsed the UNESCO education 2030 guidelines (2030 agenda

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

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

Fishpond elections – impressions from Iran’s Presidential debate

The first in a series of debates between the running candidates for the presidency of Iran took place, and impressions of this debate are relevant. The six candidates (president Rouhani, former vice president Hashemitaba, Tehran mayor Ghalibaf, vice president Jahangiri,

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics

Ahmadinejad’s defiant act as a sign of supreme weakness

So, former President Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running as President in the May elections. Perhaps this brings to a conclusive end the media speculation buzzing around his running in the first place. Most articles focusing on this issue viewed

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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