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Oil Business In Iran Is Still Risky

When the press talks about Iran, the magic word is often “oil” – that market rife with financial possibilities whose opening was expectantly awaited by Western firms and the Iranian government alike, as the nuclear negotiations stretched on. Oil is

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s Great Game in Yemen Downplayed by Press

Despite Saudi Arabia’s announcement that its air campaign in Yemen was subsiding, several incidents this week – most with Iranian involvement – indicated that the crisis in the war-torn country was far from over. Saudi Arabia followed up its announcement

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

Iran’s Style Change Overkill

Well, well: Rouhani wished the Jewish people a happy new year, and Javad Zarif distanced himself from Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial. The media’s lovin’ it, while maintaining perspective. Not everyone, unfortunately. For instance, take this analysis in Foreign Affairs depicting Khamenei as

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Proponents of containment are burying their heads in dangerous ideological sand

Seems like when the going gets tough even the tough get going when facing Tehran. President Obama has said (on numerous occasions now) that when it comes to Iran, “containment is not an option”. Recently there appears to be a growing

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