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Iran in the Eyes of the (Media) Beholder

Amazing how media-consumers’ perception of the Iranian crisis can be manipulated by headlines, paragraph sequencing and commentary masquerading as fact – not to mention the selection of op-eds. Consider this piece by Reuters’ Brussels-based correspondent Justyna Pawlak. The optimism oozing

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

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

Iranian Elections & Nukes

We know Iran’s elections are still two weeks out, but where it counts – Iran’s threat to global peace and security – it’s already a done deal.  They’re not interested in negotiations, and the ballot box isn’t going to change

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Other News

Sanctions: Fini & Cordesman vs. Luers

Classic example of selective media: practically nothing on a working-level EU official’s defense of sanctions, while word of another imminent Ashton-Jalili session covered all over the place. According to this report, EU sanctions coordinator Francesco Fini recently told a Brussels audience:

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage

Trita Parsi, The Court Has Spoken

Hats off to Trita Parsi and his colleague Reza Marashi, who have  blocked us as followers of their Twitter accounts. By doing so, they gave us a huge complement – that this young blog’s in the right direction. It’s their

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Media Coverage

US SOD Chuck Hagel in Israel

Did US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, receive a “respite” on Iran during his recent trip? Media coverage seemed obsessively focused on this question (some of its reps were quite hopeful in their tweets), so let’s have a look (in

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Posted in AP, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Meanwhile, Back in the Middle East

So much fanfare lately over President Obama’s visit to Israel, it’s as if the Iranian crisis had become the sideshow. Well, believe us – it’s still the main event, even if the president has returned to DC. You just have

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Posted in Other News
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