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As Iran Plays Neo-Imperialist Games, Kurds Become Pawns

Iran’s role in the civil war in Syria is playing out in multiple “theaters” simultaneously. The embroilment of Iranian ground troops (rather than just “advisors,” as Tehran has claimed) in the fighting near Aleppo has been well-publicized in the English-language

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC

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

Subjective Truth In Iran– The Evin unfolding Narrative

The media outcry over the brutal violence against political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison has died down in recent days, its echoes heard mostly in Iran-focused watchdogs who have brought readers the latest updates. Dissident blog Good Morning Iran, for

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Between Iran, Pakistan, Riyadh and Syria: Defining the terrorists

Westward of Iran, we see Tehran and the P5+1 holding expert-level talks in Vienna this week, the Austrian president accepting an invitation to the country, and continuing all-around diplomatic engagement. But to the east, towards Balochistan, on the Pakistani border,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

Syria crisis exposes Rouhani challenge

The media continues to obsess over the impressive style changes coming from Rouhani and Zarif. NBC‘s op-ed previewing the Iranian president’s upcoming visit to the UN General Assembly in New York raises some points that warrant discussion in this context. The gist

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif
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