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And the World Sat Back, Watching

Bored with waiting for Iran’s election, we set out to identify decision makers who took a clear stand against this exercise in pseudo-democracy. Gut feeling (in lieu of relevant media coverage): not good. As far as we could tell, the

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Sanctions: Fini & Cordesman vs. Luers

Classic example of selective media: practically nothing on a working-level EU official’s defense of sanctions, while word of another imminent Ashton-Jalili session covered all over the place. According to this report, EU sanctions coordinator Francesco Fini recently told a Brussels audience:

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage

What’s New in Europe?

A month’s passed since our last Europe update. This time mostly bad news (readers beware), so let’s begin with the good. Major development in the drug issue, which we’ve been closely following: the Danish government has decided to stop funding the

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Posted in Other News

R-E-S-P-E-C-T… is earned.

Seyed Hossein Mousavian (about whom I have written extensively) and Mohammad Ali Shabani somehow found themselves with a leader in the New York Times right after New Year’s!  Their article went viral with its ‘groundbreaking’ theory that negotiations are based

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Posted in CNN, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

European Parliament removes the teeth from biting sanctions

Direct talks between Iran and the US; everyone is talking about them.  Well… everyone except for the two parties which really matter; both of whom denied all the reports. Nothing will happen before the US elections, so we let’s focus

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Posted in Huffington Post, Other News

Freedom of speech or platform for hatred; Europe’s big decision

It has not been the best of weeks for Thomas Erdbrink and his reporting on Iran. First of all, his misleading and inaccurate piece on Iran’s ‘drug war’ (see my previous post), and now a report – that while balanced

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Posted in Human Rights, Khamenei
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