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Einhorn, Seymour & the ex-Officials Iran Club

What is it about former US Administration officials that makes them tough on Iran while inside – and then go soft once they hit the streets? This is precisely the question asked recently in a cynical tweet from Mark Hibbs,

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

Iran in the Eyes of the (Media) Beholder

Amazing how media-consumers’ perception of the Iranian crisis can be manipulated by headlines, paragraph sequencing and commentary masquerading as fact – not to mention the selection of op-eds. Consider this piece by Reuters’ Brussels-based correspondent Justyna Pawlak. The optimism oozing

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Trita Parsi, The Court Has Spoken

Hats off to Trita Parsi and his colleague Reza Marashi, who have  blocked us as followers of their Twitter accounts. By doing so, they gave us a huge complement – that this young blog’s in the right direction. It’s their

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Media Coverage

Why Not Cancel Sanctions Altogether?

 No, we’re not really calling for cancellation of sanctions – it’s not in our DNA. But we are beginning to wonder if this is what media leaders are driving at, and whether they really have a coercive diplomacy alternative. The

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Other News

Working the Room

Backtracking a bit: It seemed to us like Iran’s official representatives and sympathizers smothered the east coast of the US, particularly, in a public opinion assault surrounding the Almaty encounter. The media generally went along with the exercise – instead

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Other News

Bibi’s Red Line and CNN’s Editorial Line

There has been a lot of rhetoric flying about during the last few weeks.  And I have received some inquiries from followers on twitter as to why I had no comment on the media’s reportage of Bibi’s speech. It’s not

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Posted in CNN, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian
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