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As Iran Plays Neo-Imperialist Games, Kurds Become Pawns

Iran’s role in the civil war in Syria is playing out in multiple “theaters” simultaneously. The embroilment of Iranian ground troops (rather than just “advisors,” as Tehran has claimed) in the fighting near Aleppo has been well-publicized in the English-language

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC

“Sanctions” and ethics in the Iranian Context

With Washington imposing new sanctions on Iranians and Iranian firms over Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, sanctions on Iran have become a hot topic in the English-language media, on which pundits have been keen to weigh in. Take Mark Dubowitz

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics

Tehran’s Doubletalk On Syria

There’s a ceasefire (sort of) in Syria – a fragile breather amid years of bloodshed and carnage. Iran, which according to The Guardian is poised to be one of the “winners” of the conflict, was quick to issue a statement

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Amid Latest Nuke Extension, Is The Media Losing Hope On Iran Deal?

With the Supreme Leader Khamenei drawing unrealistic red lines and the deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers come and gone – if the press and think tanks are any indication – has evaporated some of

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

Nuke Talks Extended Again – But Are They Running Out Of Time?

After a nail-biting few days in which it appeared Iran and the six world powers had reached the nuclear finish line, the deadline for a final-status agreement was extended this week by seven more months. While US Secretary of State

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Three Months In, Are The Nuclear Talks Succeeding?

It’s been three months since the nuclear deal signed between Iran and Western powers in Geneva in November went into effect, with Iran making nuclear concessions in return for limited sanctions relief. With the halfway point of the deal falling

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

Meanwhile, Keeping Track of Iran’s ME Fingerprints

As we’ve reported in the last two weeks, Tehran has been making fervent attempts to woo Europe since signing a nuclear deal in Geneva in November, making gains on both the economic and political fronts. Back in the Middle East,

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military
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