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Iran’s Contradictory roles in Terror

We’ve reported plenty of times in the past about Iran’s “long tentacles” when it comes to terror – its hand in other regional conflicts, its proliferation of terror and its selective definition of and attempts to redefine terrorism. Now, we

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

Iranian Airspace Even Less Safe than Ukraine’s?

The skies seem a dangerous place to be these days, what with MH370 disappearing out of thin air, MH17 being shot down over Ukraine and dozens of flights to and from Israel being cancelled for fear of rocket attacks. But

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

As Nuke Deadline Looms, Gaza A Reminder of Iran’s ‘Hand in Three Conflicts’

There’s a war raging in the Middle East. There’s Syria, Iraq (as usual), and now Israel and Gaza have joined the fray in yet another conflagration. Seemingly, this latest escalation is about Hamas firing rockets at Israel, and Israel bombing

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

Talking Hard Numbers in the Nuclear Bazaar

With just six days to go before the July 20 deadline for nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, Tehran is obviously on everyone’s minds these days. True, Iran is involved in the civil war raging in Syria and Iraq,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran’s Selective Stand on Terrorism

Terrorism is all over the news these days. From Gaza to Iraq, from Washington to Tehran, everybody’s using it liberally. About what, you ask? Everything from those wishing to topple regimes in Iraq and Syria to, well, those of the

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Posted in Al monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Between Khartoum and Teheran

Widely reported Iranian boasting yesterday about supplying advanced rocketry to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad takes us back to the October 23 attack on the Yarmouk weapons facility in Khartoum. Two pieces of a puzzle apparently very much connected to

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Internal Issues
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