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Syrians Openly Blame Iran For Their Plight

By now, plenty of pundits have had their say about the ongoing bloodshed and chaos in Syria and Iran’s role in fomenting and perpetuating it. But what about Syrians themselves, those multitudes young and old, displaced first by the civil

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

Iran’s Role in the Unfolding Syrian Refugee Crisis

Last month, the tragic photograph of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, who drowned off the coast of Turkey, broke hearts around the world, giving an achingly human face to the refugee crisis that has affected millions as a result of the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics

Amid Latest Nuke Extension, Is The Media Losing Hope On Iran Deal?

With the Supreme Leader Khamenei drawing unrealistic red lines and the deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers come and gone – if the press and think tanks are any indication – has evaporated some of

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

When Iraq Votes, Iran Casts A Silent Ballot

Iraqis began voting Wednesday in their country’s first election since US troops left it in 2011. The vote took place amid violence at polling stations and after years of sectarian strife, clear signs that Iraq has yet to emerge whole

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Refugees – Iran’s double track

The media has been giving more and more attention lately to the issue of refugees. From Pakistan and Afghanistan to Syria, the number of refugees in the wider Middle East has been climbing exponentially as violence continues to rage in

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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