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Brutality Still Reigns in Iran
The United States is letting the ideological zealots win in Iran, simply because they refuse to take a firm stance against the constant human rights abuses the Iranian regime is responsible for. By L... Read More...


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Iran's Election
While the Iranian elections will not bring about any true change, they will show the world a new split emerging in Iran. Not the split between authoritarian leaders and democrats, but a split amongst... Read More...


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Iran's Theocrats and America's Neocons Need Each Other
Although one would think this was the farthest thing from the truth possible, the Neo-cons and Iranian theocrats need each other. Both sides rely on negative rhetoric from the other side to boost the... Read More...


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Iran Election's Drag on Islam
The current sham elections being held in Iran will only serve to isolate the average Iranian from Islam, and the theocrats must realize if they don’t keep religion out of the political debate, they wi... Read More...


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Why Iran's clerics fear this election
The upcoming election in Iran, more and more shows the danger that Iran’s well educated, more secular people pose to the strict clerics. By Jonathan Steele (The Guardian, 17/06/05) Read More...


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Wary Arabs seek policy clues from Iran election
The Arab world will be closely following the Iranian elections, because they will provide away to gage Shia strength, which could further shape the fate of Iraq and change the balance of Sunni-Shia po... Read More...


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The dark undemocratic cloud hanging over Iran has a silver lining
A Lebanese editorial that claims even though there is a “dark undemocratic cloud” overshadowing the Iranian elections, one must look at the “silver lining.” A silver lining that shows the old days of... Read More...


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Turnout holds the key in finely-poised Iran vote
The matter of voter turnout will play a large factor in determining who the next Iranian president will be. If a majority of voters boycott the elections, the hardliners will benefit the most, if how... Read More...


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Iran's passive participation
The failures of past Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami, have left the people very apathetic to voting in the upcoming Iranian election. This signals that as long as they are left alone, Iran will e... Read More...


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Iran election not only about who wins
The current election in Iran, regardless of its outcome, will force the ruling conservatives to make more changes and concessions. Already the disenchantment amongst the younger voters has forced the... Read More...


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Disillusioned Iran
Although Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will most likely win the Iranian presidency, even if it takes multiple votes, the power of the ruling conservatives is waning. Events ranging from Iranian unemployme... Read More...


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As Iranians head to polls, a lesson emerges for U.S.
Despite previous US failures to shape Iran in a way deemed fit by the West, the Islamic Republic is slowly becoming more and more democratic. Although the Guardian Council is still denying true freed... Read More...


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Iran's sham election
Iran’s elections are nothing more than a sham. Although the people hate the theocracy, the Guardian Council retains complete power, and who ever becomes president will do their bidding. (Washington ... Read More...


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Iran's ballot box
Whatever the results of the election, Iran is going to continue being a “split nation” with half its population under 24 and yearning for democratic reforms. (San Francisco Chronicle, 15/06/05) Read More...


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Women hold the key
Women are the key to this upcoming Iranian election. Since the Revolution of ’79, Iran’s women have becoming increasingly better educated and have gained the right to vote. They will be a very power... Read More...


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Hold the boos for Khatami
Even though outgoing Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has been routinely criticized as a failure in the United States, if one simply looks at some of his accomplishments one will see his reign wasn’... Read More...


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Iran’s giant question: To vote or not to vote
The question regarding the Iranian elections is not “who will win?,” but rather who will vote? Many reformists in Iran see the election as fraud and therefore are urging the populace to boycott votes... Read More...


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Iran's sham election
The Iranian elections are a complete sham. All the candidates are basically the same, and the ruling Guardian Council has basically ensured who will win. (Jerusalem Post, Free Registration Req. 15/0... Read More...


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Iran Said To Admit Tests On Path To Atom Arms
An IAEA official stated that Iran has admitted to continuing a plutonium development program, as long as five years after it claimed to have stopped such programs, after being confronted with laborato... Read More...


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Bush Aides Report 'Increasing Doubts' North Korea Will Give Up Nuclear Arms Program
The top Bush administration negotiators for the North Korean nuclear issue appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and stated that they were increasingly doubtful that North Korea would... Read More...


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Beyond ayatollahs
The upcoming elections in Iran could lead to a critical change in current Iranian-American relations. While Iranian democracy is far from a perfect western liberal democracy, these elections will det... Read More...


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A Not So Totalitarian Iran
Contrary to Condoleezza Rice, Iran is not a totalitarian state. Why there is still along ways to go before Iran establishes a true democracy, the theocracy is slowly making the transition. By Chris... Read More...


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Another gambit: U.S. should hold firm with North Korea
The United States must tread very carefully in dealing with North Korea’s constant inconsistency. The US must be very careful to avoid rewarding the rogue Communism, but must not tread to heavily on ... Read More...


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South Korea, U.S. Differ On 'Strategic Flexibility'
A South Korean top security official states that U.S. President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun disagreed on the concept of "strategic flexibility" for U.S. troops stationed in South Kore... Read More...


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Hungry, and getting desperate
The food shortage in North Korea is reaching crisis levels. Worse yet the World Food Program, one of the only sources of food aid in the small communist state, is running out of donations. By Tony ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Mohsen Sazegara
IA-Forum Interview: Mohsen Sazegara
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Mohsen Sazegara, Iranian reformist and supporter of a referendum to change the Iranian Constitution. By Dimitri Neos. (IA-Forum, 5/17/2005) Read More...


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In Iran: Hope battles apathy
Politics of violence can mean politics as usual in Iran. But the cuts and black eye sustained by reform strategist Behzad Nabavi - attacked by 30 hard-line militants last Thursday in the holy city of ... Read More...


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Are we nuts over nukes in N. Korea
The author argues that reconciliation between the two Koreas is preferable to armed conflict on the peninsula, and that the US should start pushing for such changes. By Al Neuharth (USA Today, 10/06/... Read More...


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Getting Around Pyongyang's Hard-Liners
The author claims that Kim Jung Il is not the true power in North Korea, and that there is currently a division in the state between pragmatists and nationalist hardliners. Therefore the United State... Read More...


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Alliance lacks solidarity in handling North Korean nuclear crisis
The Japanese-South Korean-American alliance against North Korea is very shaky, due to a lack of solidarity against the rogue communist state. If, however, a non-military way to solve this conflict is... Read More...


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