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Cyberterrorism – The Undisputed Iranian Threat

Sometimes, it seems like traditional terrorism and security just aren’t exciting enough. So now, hot off the presses, we bring you a story of cyber-espionage that involves a bunch of anonymous, rather amateurish Iranians trying to hack America by using

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military

Media Cold-Shoulders Saudi on Iran

Saudi Arabia’s opposition to what it views as the P5+1’s lax attitude toward Tehran makes the headlines about once a week (best-case scenario). It’s our impression they’re actually boiling over on a daily basis, just that the media can’t handle

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Other News

Rouhani, Netanyahu & the herd mentality

It was unmistakable: an ocean of writing influentials inundated the web with pro-Rouhani content during his UN visit, while simultaneously disseminating an almost uniform hostility toward the position of Israeli PM Netanyahu – the elephant who will appear in the

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News

Syria – Out (for now), Iran – In (again)

President Obama’s deferring the use of force against Damascus refocuses media attention – for the moment, at least – on the wider ramifications of the Syria crisis. Despite the weekend timing, the reaction was swift and sharp. The instinctive response

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Plutonium Route, Now Firmly on Agenda

When the IAEA’s May report came out, a minority – including this blog – was alert enough to flag the reference to Iranian progress in the plutonium route. Now, this issue is finally receiving the media attention it deserves. Typical of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

What’s with the NYT on Iran?

We are not NYT bashers. Really we’re not. But only an ostrich can ignore what’s going down there lately when it comes to the Iranian issue. Our previous post noted that last week the NYT editorial pages hosted two pieces

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

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
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