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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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Junk Poll Boosted Tehran Tyrants
Joshua Muravchik takes on the "junk survey" by Ken Ballen of Terror Free Tomorrow and Patrick Doherty of the New America Foundation in which they claim that Ahmadinejad had been leading by a more than... Read More...


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Ignore All the Iran Experts
Predictions about Iran are a dime a dozen these days. And that's exactly what they're worth. By Charles Kurzman (Foreign Policy, June 2009) Read More...


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Iran Shaken by Electoral Earthquake
Whether the hardliners can consolidate their coup and purge their rivals or the reformist, push back to reassert their rights; from now on Iranian politics is going to operate within different paramet... Read More...


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U.S.-Iranian Engagement: The View from Tehran
Mutual expressions of a desire for a new relationship aside, there are sound reasons for the two countries to turn the page. (Crisis Group, 06/02/2009) Read More...


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Ahmadinejad Courts Diplomacy
Set to win next month’s elections, the Iranian president is pursuing a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington. By Kamal Nazer Yasin (ISN Security Watch, 05/20/2009) Read More...


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Don't Be So Sensitive, Mr President
Effective engagement with the Muslim world requires that President Obama prioritize truth over cultural sensibilities. By Christopher Hitchens (Slate, 4/13/2009) Read More...


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Obama Hones Iran Strategy
By discarding angry rhetoric and proceeding cautiously with negotiations, the US and Iran could discover substantial common interests. By Leonard S. Spector (Yale Global, 03/16/2009o) Read More...


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Isolated, Iran offers to supply Europe with natural gas
Capitalizing on its strategic location and vast reserves, Iran seeks to develop its role as a supplier of natural gas to the EU. Many view Tehran's propositions as questionable due to Iran's limited e... Read More...


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Iran: after the dawn
The Islamic Republic of Iran is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. The young people who have grown up under it are searching for ways to shape their country's next stage, says Nasrin Alavi. (Open... Read More...


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Why Iran Seeks Nuclear Weapons
Mere talk of nuclear weapons serves as a shield for Tehran, writes Arch Roberts Jr. (YaleGlobal, 01/08/2009) Read More...


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The Fragility of the Global Nuclear Order
In today's fragile international political climate the structures in place to deal with nuclear non-proliferation have become complacent. An event of the magnitude of the 1968 Non-proliferation Treaty... Read More...


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Spy Games in Iran
Some say U.S. covert operations in Iran have been ill-coordinated and lack cohesion as a long-term strategy. They have undermined diplomacy and failed to put pressure on the regime. Still, the quest... Read More...


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The Bomb in the Basement
The author argues that should Iran come close to becoming a nuclear power, Isreal will need to adopt its stance on its own nuclear arsenal from one of ambiguos non-disclosure to one of defensive but t... Read More...


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Walling Off Iraq: Israel's Imprint on U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Details the similarities between American counter-insurgency techniques used in Iraq with those practiced by Isreal against Palestinian populations, particularly the use of barriers to separate differ... Read More...


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The Iranian Roots of Hizbullah
Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli explores roots and evolution of Hizbullah. Exposing it's close ties with Iran and Syria. (MEMRI, 06/17/2008) Read More...


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Biggest Case of Corruption in Post Revolution Iran
In what appears to be the biggest case of corruption in Iran, and perhaps in the Middle East, the Tehran-based Shahab News reported that the chief auditing office of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) ha... Read More...


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Stop Looking for 'Moderate' Shiites and Address Interests.
Author argues for more pragmatic, comprehensive approach from Western powers to deal with Shiite majority Middle Eastern countries and their rising influence. By Parag Khanna. (World Politics Review, ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum speaks with Meir Javedanfar, co-author of “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and The State of Iran, ” about the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran. (IA-Forum, 05/27/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Michael Axworthy
IA-Forum Interview: Michael Axworthy
International Affairs Forum speaks with Michael Axworthy, author of "Empire of the Mind: A History of Iran," about the country's nuclear program, its relations with the West and upcoming elections th... Read More...


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Private Note to Bush from Hagel Calls For Direct, Unconditional, Comprehensive Talks with Iran(
In the letter, copied to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, Hagel urges Bush to pursue “direct, unconditional and com... Read More...


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The Iran-Hamas Alliance
The author describes the evolution of the Iran-Hamas partnership and Iranian aspirations for regional hegemony. By Meyrav Wurmser. (Hudson Institute, 10/4/2007) Read More...


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Iran’s Hostile Policies in Iraq
The author explains Iran’s goals in Iraq, details the Islamic Republic’s long history of political and military support for various groups within the Iraqi state, and finally gives several recommendat... Read More...


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Caracastan
The author discusses the recent trip of Hugo Chavez to Iran, Iran’s increased role in Latin America, and the efforts of the Venezuelan President to use the assistance of the Islamic Republic to increa... Read More...


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Dangerous Illusions: Peace-Processing Our Way to Disaster
The author describes the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, particularly regarding the continued hostility of Hamas, the increased radicalization of Fatah, and dangerous Iran... Read More...


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Israel and Iran: From War of Words to Words of War?
Yossi Mekelberg analyzes the effects of Iran's seeking of nuclear capabilities on the relations between Iran and Israel. He notes that if a diplomatic solution fails, military action will cause more p... Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Hossein Aryan
IA Forum Interview: Hossein Aryan
International Affairs Forum discusses nuclear proliferation in Iran with Hossein Aryan, defense analyst and part time lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. By Vanessa Kortekaas. (IA-For... Read More...


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Facing economic squeeze, Iran plays Asian energy game
The author argues that Iran's recent energy 'mega-deals' with China and Russia will not solve the countries accute energy crises, and that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation does not yet represent ... Read More...


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Deadline Approaching for Iranian Compliance with UN Resolution
Analysis and commentary surrounding the deadline for Iranian compliance with United Nations (UN) Resolution 1737. By Stephanie Brophy. (IA-Forum, 02/07/2007) Read More...


International Affairs Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
International Affairs Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA Forum speaks to Meir Javedanfar, Middle East analyst and co-author of the upcoming book 'The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran' about the country's nuclear progra... Read More...


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