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Can Iran’s Irrational Regime Make Rational Decisions?

Iran’s troubled relationship with Judaism\Zionism has cropped up in the news quite often lately. First there was the nuclear deal, which drew support from some left-wing Jewish quarters, leaving major Jewish organizations at odds with the Obama administration – and,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, 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

Is ‘Chicken***gate’ Actually A Signal To Iran?

You might think “chicken****-gate,” as the latest US-Israel crisis has been dubbed, isn’t really about Iran. This is really about the peace process, right? Wrong. In Jeffrey Goldberg’s article on The Atlantic exposing the disparaging remarks made by senior Obama

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, nuclear talks

The Rouhani-Zarif Davos Equation

With the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos drawing to a close, it’s a good time to review media coverage of the Iranian delegation to the high-profile conference. Naturally, much of the reportage was devoted to “pragmatic President” Rouhani. The

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Washington’s Iran Sanctions Ripple Effect

As the P5+1 advance from the latest round of Geneva nuclear talks, the media is raising some interesting arguments concerning the future of the sanctions regime. In fact, Geneva seems to have become a backdrop for the main event: the

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Walls Crumbling in EU?

Piece by piece, in several languages and without attracting too much attention, the media is revealing a diminishing EU resolve on the Iranian nuclear crisis and sanctions. On the sidelines of the Geneva talks, top EU officials could be heard

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

The IAEA report and the Nuclear Arms Race

Strange, but so far the IAEA’s updated report on Iran, packed with more troubling revelations, has elicited no editorials or opinion pieces – not that we’ve seen, anyway (caution: ABC and AP used Iranian propaganda as their catchy headline). There are at least some

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Posted in AP, Other News
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