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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

American Elections and Iran

Speculation is rising, in the media and among think tanks, regarding the possible impact of the American presidential election, on future American policy towards Iran. In the overview of the candidate positions, ballotpedia summarizes “Hillary Clinton supports the Iran nuclear deal,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

Iran Vote: Is it A Moderate ‘Victory’ if Moderates Can’t Run?

Iran held parliamentary elections just over a week ago. Did the more moderate factions within Iran win? Did they lose? The media isn’t quite sure: while a mere 68 seats went to hardline candidates, the rest of Iran’s 290-seat parliament

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Make No Mistake: Iran’s Hardliners & Moderates Have Same Aims

We’ve been pondering the “moderate” nature of Iran’s moderates since the June 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani. Since he won his seat on a “moderate” ticket, we have been hard-pressed to find evidence of Rouhani’s moderation: the unprecedented rise

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

The two faces of Zarif Leave Few Marks On Nuke Deal Coverage

Just days ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was sending out a YouTube message to Washington, urging a “lasting outcome” for the nuclear talks  and calling for “the maturity to be reasonable […] and the audacity to break old habits,”

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Russian S-300 Missiles and Objectives of Iran Nuke Deal

In recent days, the media has been reporting that investors are lining up to gain access to Iran as the prospect of a nuclear deal becomes all the more real. But not everyone’s content with just standing in line –

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

Iran Nuke Deal – A Win-Win Situation?

In recent days, the international community has been busy wrapping its head around the possible implications of a nuclear deal with Iran (coupled, of course, with the lifting of sanctions), and what it could mean for oil prices, Middle Eastern

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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