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Iran’s Glaring Hypocrisy On Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression

Coincidence: On the one hand, Iran is a country whose policies on freedom of speech allow (not to mention outright encourage) citizens to demonize a host of diabolical enemies, with the “Great Satan” in the lead. Yet, on the other

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

The Unheard Cry Of Iran’s Arab Minority

The persecution of Yazidis and Kurds (along with Christians) by the Islamic State terror group has been so horrific, systematic and widespread that it has not escaped the notice of Western media outlets (although the UN has stayed shy of

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

Russian S-300 Missiles and Objectives of Iran Nuke Deal

In recent days, the media has been reporting that investors are lining up to gain access to Iran as the prospect of a nuclear deal becomes all the more real. But not everyone’s content with just standing in line –

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

Balancing Threats – ISIS and Iran

Apparently, without us realizing it, Iran has become locked in a “contest of threats” with the Islamic State terrorist group. Either one threat prove the more menacing of the two, or the other will; recognizing them both as dangerous doesn’t,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military

Indifference to the US-Iran debate

The nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers resume on March 5 in an atmosphere both strained and heavily charged: the debate over US President Barack Obama’s Iran policy is still raging, Iran is still ranting about the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Who Is Iran Arming The Middle East Against?

Last week, we reviewed the media coverage of Iran’s role in creating – and perpetuating – the new regional order in the Middle East, replete with a jocular caricature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Barack Obama struggling

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

Iran’s Hidden Benefits From ISIS-Induced Instability

In recent months, the world has been busy following two major developments in the Middle East: the opening of avenues for dialogue and rapprochement with Iran, and the alarming rise of the Islamic State and other terror groups in areas

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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