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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East: Iran

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for the Middle East/Caucasus/Middle East/Iran Region

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Interview With Iranian Presidential Candidate
Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former Iranian president and presumed front runner in the June 17 presidential race, was interviewed on Monday by Neil MacFarquhar. Mr. Rafsanjani spoke for an hour ... Read More...


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Beyond the Bomb, all Iran Wants is a Little Bit of Respect
The chair of the political science department at California State University, Northridge makes the case that Iran's real ambition is for political influence, not nuclear weaponry. By Mehran Kamrava. ... Read More...


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What the West Owes the Iranian People
Think back seven years to 1998, when the main hope for political reform in the broader Middle East was in Iran. A reform-minded cleric had swept aside the establishment's candidate in presidential ele... Read More...


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A Pipeline to Peace
The authors write that a planned natural gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India with be both an economic and security boon to the region, creating jobs in Pakistan, increasing economic growth in... Read More...


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What the West Owes the Iranian People
The potential for democracy in the Middle East has taken a strange course. Iran, which once seemed to be the model for Islamic democracy, has failed in its reform attempts and has slipped back into it... Read More...


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Another country
As rumours persist of US plans to invade Iran, Rageh Omaar, the face of the BBC during the Iraq war, visits Tehran - and finds a nation far removed from the one George Bush seems to fear. (Guardian, 4... Read More...


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Misunderstanding Iran Figuring out what we've learned, from the hostage crisis to today
beginning with the 1953 coup co-orchestrated by the CIA to reinstate Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, there were countless flubbed chances to avoid this particular Iran. "There were so many little snowflak... Read More...


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Iran’s road to democracy
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s presidential election of June 2005 will be a vital moment for the country. But, says Mohsen Sazegara – a former regime loyalist turned vocal critic – even more important... Read More...


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U.S. Must Assume a Big Role in Talks
Article argues that the United States must commit itself to negotiations with Iran in order to seriously address Iran's security concerns. By Ray Takeyh. (Council on Foreign Relations, 3/8/2005) Read More...


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Taking on Tehran
If Washington wants to derail Iran's nuclear program, it must take advantage of a split in Tehran between hard-liners, who care mostly about security, and pragmatists, who want to fix Iran's ailing ec... Read More...


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US seeks action against Iran
THE US called on the international community today to consider possible actions against Iran following its reluctance in talks with the European Union to drop its sensitive nuclear activities. (Austra... Read More...


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Data Lacking on Iran's Arms, U.S. Panel Says
A commission due to report to President Bush this month will describe American intelligence on Iran as inadequate to allow firm judgments about Iran's weapons programs, according to people who have be... Read More...


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U.S. must assume a big role in talks with Iran
After four years of indecision and contradiction, the Bush administration is seemingly willing to endorse various aspects of the negotiations between the European Union and Iran By Ray Takeyh. (Inter... Read More...


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Armenia widens ties with Iran amid tension between US and Washington
Seeking to ease its economic isolation, Armenia is expanding trade contacts with Iran. Work on a variety of infrastructure projects, including an Armenian-Iranian pipeline, is proceeding amid uncertai... Read More...


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When Will Iran Be a Nuclear Power?
When will Iran achieve "nuclear status"? When other states form their own policies on the assumption that Iran has nuclear weapons—whether or not it has declared or tested a nuclear bomb. By Patrick C... Read More...


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Building Blogs
Online journals are under fire in Iran, but bloggers there and around the world refuse to let their voices be silenced. Read More...


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Iranians find freedom in blogosphere
Iran is already under attack. The opposition is at work both within and beyond its borders, restless, coordinating and sharing intelligence. By Jason Motlagh. (World Peace Herald, 2/17/2005) ... Read More...


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Iranian cleric blogs for free expression
Blogging might not sound an appropriate hobby for a senior Iranian government official, particularly one who is a Muslim cleric. Read More...


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Let's Not Make the Same Mistakes in Iran
A leader in the search for WMD in Iraq addresses the challenge of a nuclear Iran. By David Kay. (Washington Post, 2/7/2005) Read More...


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Iran warns Washington 'not to play with fire'
Tehran warned Washington on Sunday "not to play with fire" and took a harder line in its nuclear talks with Europe amid reports that the United States has been flying unmanned aircraft over Iran and i... Read More...


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No Mullah Left Behind
The Wall Street Journal ran a very, very alarming article from Iran on its front page last Tuesday. The article explained how the mullahs in Tehran - who are now swimming in cash thanks to soaring oil... Read More...


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Faster, Please
Iran needs change. We need to help — now. President Bush promised the Iranian people that we would support them in their struggle for freedom, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated t... Read More...


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Right Course on Iran
Susan E. Rice ["We Need a Real Iran Policy," op-ed, Dec. 30] derides as "bizarre" President Bush's statement that "we're relying upon others" to take the leadership role in stopping Iran's nuclear pro... Read More...


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The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation
The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation By Noam Chomsky (January 2005) Noam Chomsky discusses what the policies might be of an independent, sovereign Iraq. "You might find what in Washington must be t... Read More...


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Attacking Iran 'not on US agenda'
Condoleezza Rice has insisted that attacking Iran is not on the US agenda "at this point in time". (BBC, 2/4/2005) Read More...


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Iran's bloggers get caught in crossfire of 'war on terror'
Iran's dissenting and liberal voices, reeling from a crackdown in cyberspace by their country's old guard, now worry about a new challenge from an unexpected quarter: America. (Christian Science Moni... Read More...


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Iran: the next target?
The belief that the US cannot afford another conflict is misguided, says Ervand Abrahamian. Fuelled by mutual paranoia, the risk of war with Iran is growing. By Ervand Abrahamian. (Globe and Mail, 200... Read More...


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United States and Europe Differ Over Strategy on Iran
President Bush's second term has barely begun, and Iran is already shaping up as its most serious diplomatic challenge. By Elaine Sciolino. (New York Times, 1/29/2005, reg.) Read More...


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History: 1979: Exiled Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran
Khomeini's return to Iran in 1979. Read More...


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UN Urges US-Iran Dialogue
Mohamed El-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency attempts to encourage the prospect of dialogue between the two states concerning Iran's developing nuclear program. (Melbourne Herald... Read More...


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