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Barbara Slavin

Entries by Barbara Slavin

'Engineered' Iranian Elections Provide an Opening for Criticizing Status Quo

(127) Comments | Posted June 9, 2013 | 5:22 PM

Iranian elections are hardly free or fair by Western standards. But even with limited choices and a heavily securitized environment, the brief presidential campaign is providing an outlet for harsh criticism of the status quo, including topics -- such as the nuclear file -- that are usually banished from public...

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New Book Chronicles the Travails of Ordinary Iranians

(6) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 1:55 PM

Sometimes overlooked in the long-running debate over Iran's nuclear program is the deteriorating situation of ordinary people contending with sanctions, other economic pressures and the daily indignities of living in the Islamic Republic.

The Iranian Chronicles, by a young Iranian Canadian law student, Ali Delforoush, tries to rectify this lapse...

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