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Oil Heats Up Iran’s Market – Despite Sanctions

With several months having passed since an interim deal between Iran and world powers was inked in Geneva, there are still enough sanctions in place to deter Western firms from significantly increasing their business dealings with the Islamic republic. But

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

What Iran Really Wants For New Year’s

As reports emerge that the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the West has hit the expected bump, two conflicting messages coming out of Tehran shed light on the root of this most recent crisis. First, we have

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Confidence on Iran After Geneva

Just because all media eyes continue to focus on the interim deal doesn’t mean that Iran, too, is solely focused on resolving the nuclear crisis. To see this, however, you need to connect the dots – and apparently not everyone

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

Europe Gravitating To Iran, Never Mind Human Rights

The Geneva deal is still not implemented, but it has already gone a long way toward changing the way the west engages with Tehran. Bits and pieces are popping up in the media, but certainly not the broader picture. The

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Strategic Cooperation With Iran Begins

Since the signing of the yet-to-be-implemented Geneva nuclear deal, we’ve been wondering what it’s really all about; the media was quick to congratulate but slower to explain. Two recently published articles in important media outlets seem to provide the missing

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

What Real Experts Think About Iran Deal

We’ve heard enough about what pundits think about the Geneva nuclear deal with Iran. Time to make way for those with real – and relevant – experience in global peace and security. Take former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen, for

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

Iran Sanctions Dam Bursts

Less than two weeks after the Geneva nuclear deal, media outlets are rightly heralding the start of the “post-sanctions” era. According to Reuters, “the phone hasn’t stopped ringing” at the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce since the deal was signed, with

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Posted in AP, Ha'aretz, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News
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