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Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Obama, Iran, And The Selfie Stick

US President Barack Obama’s administration has been coming under fire in recent months for its insistence on negotiating a final-status nuclear deal with Iran amid fears that after more than a year of serious talks, it remains elusive. However, Obama’s

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

How Weird is Diplomacy With Iran?

It’s no news to any of our readers that the clock is ticking on the possibility of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. With weeks to go before the deadline, world leaders aren’t just sitting on their laurels:

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

What Obama left unsaid In SOTU

This past week, we had a new State of the Union speech to examine, one that addressed the Iranian issue on two important counts. The first, and least difficult to miss, was Obama’s vow to continue pursuing diplomatic engagement with Iran,

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

Iran Festival & the Middle East

Moving from Hassan Rouhani to Binyamin Netanyahu in NYC, the WSJ‘s Jay Solomon hit the nail on the head by tweeting: “Obama set to sell Iran diplomacy to Israel, Arabs and Congress.”  Of course, Solomon’s not the only journalist to recognize

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

Obama in the Middle East

Coverage about Iran in the past few days focused, naturally, on the president’s trip to the Middle East. There seemed to be a media consensus that the visit was all about red lines, but not about which ones. The build-up

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Other News

Iranian terrorism: from Syria to Yemen to Bulgaria to New York…

The fact that Iran’s destabilizing tentacles reach far and wide is not new (especially for our regular readers).  The fact that Hezbollah is supporting Assad in Syria is likewise no longer newsworthy.  Even those with a rudimentary interest in the

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Posted in Human Rights, Military
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