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Iran is losing the people – sports and politics

A storm has erupted in Iran. A hashtag titled “NoBan4OurPlayers” has been launched. The nytimes is one of the few mainstream media outlets that devoted a report to this issue. It may look like a sports issue, but it is

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Iranian Cyber Warfare – Honey Dipped

Recent reports exposed an Iranian affiliated cyber espionage group. The facts exposed revealed not only the fact that Iran has improved its spying methods and hackering abilities, but also that Iran is not that modest, as assumed to be, when

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Does Iran Pose a Threat to the US?

Recently, several reports have dwelled on the issue of the Iranian threat posed to the US and the west. The reuters article titled “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn US against terror designation, new sanctions” describes how a senior commander in Iran’s

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

The Iranian Elephant in the Lebanese Room – Hezbollah

While Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited the US and received audience with President Trump, in order to discuss issues of mutual concern including the fight against terror, the state department, journalists and analysts highlighted the major role that the

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

Iran violates “spirit of the deal”

Recently, the US treasury, justice and state department announced new Iran related sanctions, designating eighteen individuals and entities, linked to “Iran’s malign activity across the Middle East undermining regional security”. As becomes clear from the announcements (see http://www.treasury.gov and http://www.state.gov),

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Whatever Iran takes, it keeps

According to several reports, one of the central topics in the meeting between President Trump and President Putin this month was the concern over Iranian ambitions to establish a long term presence in Southern Syria. Such an occurrence would mean

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

Regime change in Iran on the table again

While the US administration is “reviewing” its official policy on Iran, the issue of “regime change” in Iran or the natural demise of the Iranian regime have recently been floated in a few articles and papers. The feasibility not totally

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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