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Is It ‘Smart’ To Rationalize Iran’s ‘Troubling’ Threats?

Just under two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “Iran’s Supreme Leader is Wild Card in Nuclear Deal.” The piece, by Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, was accompanied by a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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

As Debate Rages Over Nuke Deal, US Captives’ Voices Go Unheard

The buzz generated by the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers has yet to die down. Even before the deal was finalized the Washington Institute’s public statement on US. Policy toward the Iran nuclear negotiations set benchmarks

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

Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

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

The two faces of Zarif Leave Few Marks On Nuke Deal Coverage

Just days ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was sending out a YouTube message to Washington, urging a “lasting outcome” for the nuclear talks  and calling for “the maturity to be reasonable […] and the audacity to break old habits,”

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Iran’s Selective Stand on Terrorism

Terrorism is all over the news these days. From Gaza to Iraq, from Washington to Tehran, everybody’s using it liberally. About what, you ask? Everything from those wishing to topple regimes in Iraq and Syria to, well, those of the

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Posted in Al monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Stakes High As Iran Sanctions Bill Rift Widens

Our attention was captured this week not just by the Davos conference media coverage, but also by reflection of the growing rift on Capitol Hill – indeed, within the Democratic Party itself – over a bill that seeks to impose

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