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The other side of Rouhani

During the election campaign of Rouhani and following his election, he was portrayed as the moderate leader. During the campaign he went out against extremists, calling for more freedom, supporting more engagement and negating gender discrimination. Many media outlets were

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

Coverage of the Iranian elections

Massive attention was given to the Iranian presidential elections, by media outlets, think-tanks and pundits.  The coverage was split between those calling the elections fraudulent and insignificant to those relating to the elections as a turning point in Iran’s development

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

Rouhani – unplugged and unveiled

As we near the presidential elections in Iran, only two months away, a few articles and papers have been released about the true character of Rouhani. Since his election, Rouhani has been upheld to be a moderate and a reformer.

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

New President in Town – The Rules Are Changing Towards Iran’s Accountability!

The eruption of tensions between the US and Iran over the recent period, is perhaps an indication that the rules of the game are changing, towards accountability, at last. Already in our piece titled American elections and Iran from November

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

“Relative Moderation” and “Relative Morality”

The one coined as the “dark prince”, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died. His death was mourned by many western outlets, terming him a “moderate” and a “reformer”. It seems that when it comes to Iran, everything is relative. Even universal

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

“For Whom the Lobbyists Lobbied” – The lobbyists also have a responsibility when they lobby for Iran

Many try to persuade the new American administration to continue “business as usual” with Iran. Only recently we have witnessed several lobby groups reaching out to the incoming Trump administration, trying to persuade them to ease their approach toward the

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

“Risky Bets” vs “Face the Threats” – The dispute over future American Policy towards Iran

The recent period has seen a flood of media op-eds and opinion articles regarding the recommended future American policy on the Iranian nuclear deal and Iranian threat. The washingtonpost op-ed fights, unsurprisingly, for preserving the Iran nuclear deal as is.

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military
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