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Mark Fitzpatrick in Israel

With the Iran crisis silly season expected to be shorter than usual this (northern hemisphere) summer due to government reshuffling in Tehran, respected IISS expert Mark Fitzpatrick took off for Israel to see what’s behind Prime Minister Netanyahu’s latest statements

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Why Not Cancel Sanctions Altogether?

 No, we’re not really calling for cancellation of sanctions – it’s not in our DNA. But we are beginning to wonder if this is what media leaders are driving at, and whether they really have a coercive diplomacy alternative. The

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Other News

Almaty 2

It’s that time again, another P5+1 meeting in Almaty. Truth is, recent media coverage of anything but has been much more enriching. Worth a look-see. First off: AP’s George Jahn interview with IAEA head Amano got totally buried in the

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Posted in Other News

While You’re Watching Gaza

Iran’s centrifuges – as the cliché goes – are still spinning, even as most global affairs junkies are riveted by the explosions in southern Israel. So says the IAEA in its quarterly report released Friday as most of the media looked

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Military
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