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Iran Vote: Is it A Moderate ‘Victory’ if Moderates Can’t Run?

Iran held parliamentary elections just over a week ago. Did the more moderate factions within Iran win? Did they lose? The media isn’t quite sure: while a mere 68 seats went to hardline candidates, the rest of Iran’s 290-seat parliament

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

In Iran, Elections Are Not In The People’s Hands

Iran is about to hold elections. These elections will have very limited impact on the future of the country, due to the flawed democracy and premeditated blocking of options in Iran. In less than 10 days, on February 26, Iranians

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Syrians Openly Blame Iran For Their Plight

By now, plenty of pundits have had their say about the ongoing bloodshed and chaos in Syria and Iran’s role in fomenting and perpetuating it. But what about Syrians themselves, those multitudes young and old, displaced first by the civil

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Does Concern Outweigh Joy Over Nuclear Deal?

After 20 months of drawn-out talks, Iran and the world powers have struck a final-status nuclear deal. As reports of the agreement (full text here) started streaming in on Tuesday, so did the jubilant reactions from Iran and beyond –

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Amid #47traitors Row, is it Time for Iranian Mediation in Washington?

In this week’s news: 47 Republican senators, led by Sen. Tom Cotton, launched a letter at Iran warning that any nuclear deal signed with the current US administration would never be endorsed by Congress. The GOP’s “bombshell” received ample press

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

How Weird is Diplomacy With Iran?

It’s no news to any of our readers that the clock is ticking on the possibility of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. With weeks to go before the deadline, world leaders aren’t just sitting on their laurels:

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