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The Sentencing of Siamak and Baquer Namazi – Political Significance

The arrest, detainment and recent sentencing to ten years’ imprisonment of Iranian American Businessman Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer Namazi, have received ample coverage in the media. From cbs-news, through Reuters, Huffington Post to NY times. Yet, what is

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Returns to Old Ways, Jailing another American

When Iran released Jason Rezaian and other American hostages in a prisoner swap deal spearheaded by Washington, their return was celebrated as a “triumph” by the English-language press. And it was a triumph of sorts, at least for the families

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

US-Iran relations Aiding Assad to Get Away With Murder

An uncharacteristically heavy snowfall in the Middle East heralded a “day without death” in Syria this week – without death by fighting, at least. As pristine white snowflakes blanketed the war-torn territory, the refugees huddled in the brutal cold hardly

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Are The P5+1 Haggling Over The Real Deal?

Yet another round of talks between the P5+1 and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program wrapped up last week, just a month before the deadline for a final-status deal. Reading the reports on the conclusion of the talks, you would

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks
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