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What Real Experts Think About Iran Deal

We’ve heard enough about what pundits think about the Geneva nuclear deal with Iran. Time to make way for those with real – and relevant – experience in global peace and security. Take former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen, for

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

Iran’s Point of No Return

On the heels of this week’s IAEA talks in Vienna, the P5+1 are gearing up for follow-up meetings with Iran to discuss its nuclear program in Geneva next week. The Associated Press quoted both Iran and the UN as describing

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

Khamenei’s Supreme Slap in the Face

It appears that the Iranian regime still does not quite understand the concept of negotiations.  You cannot demand everything you want as a precondition for starting negotiations Mr. Khamenei; then there would be nothing to talk about! Their dogmatism clearly

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, BBC, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Yousaf Butt: Scientist, Propagandist – or Both?

 Where does Yousaf Butt stand on the Iranian nuclear crisis? This is no trivial question; in fact, the answer should be key for those – including a few thoughtful journalists like Julian Borger  who relied on the article Butt co-wrote

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Posted in AP, Christian Science Monitor, Military

Missing the point; turning a blind eye to clandestine activity

If someone was holding a gun to my head, I would find it very difficult to prove – empirically – that there was a loaded magazine inside… until it was too late of course.  Let’s say that I could see

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Posted in Military
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