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What happens after elections in Iran?

When Iran held its parliamentary elections a few weeks ago, we witnessed extreme efforts by the Guardian Council to screen out and put obstacles in the path of candidates who did not fit the bill of the Iranian regime –

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

In ‘New Iran,’ Kids ‘Grow Up On Death Row’

We’re back after a short break! In the time that we’ve been gone, the media was busy highlighting a certain side of Iran – that of glamorous, “rare,” and historic diplomatic breakthroughs and “big trade deals” – the “newly unfettered”

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

Iran’s Nuke Deal Debate: A Policy Tug-Of-War?

Much attention has been devoted in the English-language press in recent weeks to the Western debate – exuberant support, staunch opposition, and everything in between – about the nuclear deal with Iran. But in Iran, despite an initial media ban

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Press Pores Over Nuclear Accord – Even In Iran

The reality of the nuclear deal with Iran is sinking in as it receives international recognition (from the UN first and foremost). But along with this recognition has come intense scrutiny – and sometime criticism – from media outlets which

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran on Pace to Set Execution Record After Nuclear Deal

Guest article by Hamid Yazdan Panah Much has been made about the supposed benefits of the Iran nuclear deal. One of the most audacious claims has been that the nuclear deal would result in an improvement in the human rights situation

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Amid Nuclear ‘Endgame’, Will Old Enmities Prevail?

Rumor has it that a framework nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is going to be finalized soon – by Tuesday, in fact, when the clock runs out on the agreed-upon deadline. But despite some optimistic forecasts, the final

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, 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
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