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Beheshteh Farshneshani
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A Neocon Upstart Attacks Academic Freedom and Iranian American Views

(52) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 3:16 PM

I thought it would be a typical Thursday at work last week, but as soon as I arrived to the office, an associate pulled me aside and pointed to a series of defamatory tweets against me and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the organization for...

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Applying the Lessons of South Africa Sanctions to Iran

(25) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 8:37 AM

"My basic approach is that sanctions have a limited place in international diplomacy or pressure," says F.W. de Klerk, the former president of South Africa who presided over the end of the apartheid regime and the dismantling of the country's nuclear weapons. Discussing whether sanctions are a useful tool of...

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