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The UNIFIL mandate touches on key issues of concern

Recently, an effort was extended at the UN to expand and enhance the mandate of UNIFIL. This issue was limply covered in the media, although it does touch on some principled issues. UN security council recently (August 30) adopted resolution

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Posted in Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Surprise! Iran Illicitly Pursuing Nukes Post-Deal

Even after the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 was implemented, it was hard to believe Iran would completely cease its sophisticated and underhanded efforts – using front companies, proxies, and more – to develop its nuclear program. Now,

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

Two Missile Tests in a Row: ‘Conclusive’ Enough Yet?

It’s been just two months since the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, but we’re not surprised to see reports that Iran is not only testing the limits of its agreements with the West (which include

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Italy Declaring the Race For Iran

Lately it seems as if all Google searches on Iran can come up with are think pieces on the Geneva deal. It’s as if nothing else is happening out there regarding Tehran. Of course, we have no way of knowing

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

IAEA Reminder to Iran Negotiators

Nuclear negotiations are exciting; heaven knows the media is buzzing about the resumption of talks in Geneva and the possibility of a signing this week. Which probably explains its relative lack of interest in the other track – that of

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

UK Going Soft on Iran?

So caught up in France and Netanyahu, media outlets totally missed one of the big stories of last week’s nuclear talks in Geneva:  a possible change for the worse in the UK’s position on Iran. When talks ended inconclusively on

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

What are Iran Nuclear Talks All About?

This is the question that’s staring us in the face as media coverage of this week’s P5+1-Iran Geneva meetings picks up. When we established this blog a year ago, our working assumption was that media coverage would provide answers regarding

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Posted in Al monitor, Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif
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