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Iranian Corruption Greatest Obstacle to Economic Recovery, Not Sanctions

When Iran’s economic woes make the news, the focus is often on sanctions – how sanctions have “crippled” Iran’s economy, and how their removal is a key to improving growth. In these reports, less emphasis is usually placed on Iran’s

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

The Iran Nuke Deal Is Done. But Is It A Triumph?

Two powerful Iranian legislative bodies, the parliament and the Guardians Council, approved the nuclear deal this week after months of deliberations (and, apparently, debates so intense they got physical). Now the P5+1 can breathe a sigh of relief: the hardliners

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Jason Rezaian in the new Iranian Ballpark

The Western media community was rocked in recent days by the sudden arrests of Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, his wife and other journalists for unknown reasons. The story received wide coverage in the English-language media – most noticeably

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

Iran Still in Latin America

This blog has made a consistent effort to keep readers abreast of reportage concerning Iran-Argentina relations. While the AMIA issue is critical, of course, Tehran’s designs throughout Latin America should remain front and center. Rouhani’s election has not changed that.

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