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Diverse Iranian support in Syria

More than three years into the civil war in Syria, which has cost about 150,000 lives so far, it is possible to see which way the wind is blowing – if you ask Tehran. What started as a genuine struggle

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

Save Syrians – or Talk with Iran?

Even serious commentators are occasionally incomprehensible. This has become particularly apparent in the last few days when it comes to utterances about the Syria-Iran connection. Take the Daily Beast’s Peter Beinart, for example, who the other day tweeted: “what does

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran & the Syrian Chemical Weapons Precedent

Quite a bit of social media activity over the weekend following US admittance that Syria’s Bashar Al Assad has already used chemical weapons against his own people. Much of the traffic honed in on a very pertinent question for this blog: What

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Posted in Media Coverage
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