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Turkey joins Iran in the shift from diplomacy to military force

Turkey and Iran have become buddies again. The increased visits and coordination between Iran and Turkey indicate a common fear, derived from the phenomena of the Kurdish referendum. Turkish president Erdogan just visited Iran, which further consolidated the joint stand

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

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

The Day After The Deal

Investors are keenly ”lining up” to get access to Iran these days, as we reported last week. But they’re not the only ones: with Iranian leaders falling into line behind the framework agreement, Tehran’s allies – as well as some

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

What The Gaza Conflict Says About A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Superficially, the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip should have little to do with Iran. Yet all sides implicate Iran. Israel accuses Iran of shipping weapons to the Islamist organization, arming it as it has armed the

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The IAEA report and the Nuclear Arms Race

Strange, but so far the IAEA’s updated report on Iran, packed with more troubling revelations, has elicited no editorials or opinion pieces – not that we’ve seen, anyway (caution: ABC and AP used Iranian propaganda as their catchy headline). There are at least some

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Posted in AP, Other News

Iran spreading the love (actually the terror… but we can always hope)

The tentacles are spreading far and wide. An authoritative report has just reconfirmed this. The media got the juicy stuff, but not the gist (why, we’re not sure). Iran’s major front – the global subversive/psychological/ideological campaign – is led by

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Other News

Iran and the Nuclear Arms Race: Denying inevitability…

Christopher Hobbs and Michael Moran from the Centre for Science and Security Studies at Kings College London, and their new paper have caused a media storm. As guest bloggers in Julian Borger’s Global [In]Security Blog, featured in The Guardian, Hobbs

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Posted in Other News
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