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James Miller is the Managing Editor of The Interpreter Magazine, a daily-updated online journal dedicated primarily to translating media from the Russian press and blogosphere into English, and the founder of Dissected News.  He is the former U.S. based editor for Enduring America, where he covered the revolutions of the Middle East and North Africa between 2010 and the spring of 2013. He has written for the Huffington PostIran News Now, The Columbia Journalism Review, and The American Prospect.

His article, "The Green Movement in Iran Is Alive, and Important," was published in a book, Current Controversies: The Iranian Green Movement, and an article describing his methodology was recently featured in the Columbia Journalism Review, "Straight news from the Citizens of Syria: How reporters sort, organize—and verify—a flood of information from a chaotic civil war."

Entries by James Miller

The Insane Story of Russian Mercenaries Fighting for the Syrian Regime

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 11:46 AM

It's a story fit for a Hollywood summer blockbuster. A group of roughneck mercenaries are recruited by a private military contractor to guard some expensive assets in a conflict zone. Thinking that their mission was cleared with their own government (these black ops always are), the mercs are told to...

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Why There Will Be a No-Fly Zone in Syria

(25) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 5:15 PM

With each passing day, the reasons for avoiding intervention in Syria are falling by the wayside. The conflict is escalating, the humanitarian crisis is deepening, the opposition is organizing, and the geopolitical situation is becoming more favorable.

A no-fly...

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Fox News Makes Quote Up About Iran (UPDATE)

(16) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 11:51 AM

UPDATE: The title of this article is being recanted by me, the author, as it is misleading. I made a mistake, and apologize to the readers for that mistake.

Here's what happened:

Admiral Mullen made a somewhat confusing statement during the US Senate Armed Services Committee on September 22nd....

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When It Comes to Libya, The 'Experts' Miss the Most Important Point

(62) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 5:49 PM

We all watched the dramatic scene unfold over the last few days. On Saturday we reported a dramatic uprising, and the media wondered if it was premature. By Sunday the opposition fighters were closing in, the people of Tripoli seemed to be taking up...

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The Truth About Assad's Version of the "Truth" in Syria

(14) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 9:46 AM


Since the uprising began in Syria in mid-March, State outlets and opposition activists have presented very different versions of the truth. In recent weeks, however, the intensity of the violence -- and...

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Was Friday a Turning Point for Syria?

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2011 | 11:07 PM

Friday, July 22nd, will be remembered by the world because of a terrible act of terrorism in Norway, the bombing outside the Prime Minister's office in Oslo and the shootings in Utoeya. Many died, and the country was terrorized, but history might miss what may be a more important...

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Be Ready to Hear Iranian Voices

(41) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 10:30 AM

"I would tell Iranians to learn from the Egyptians, as we have learned from you guys, that at the end of the day with the power of people, we can do  whatever we want to do.  If we unite our goals, if we believe, then all our dreams can come...

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Nuclear Weapons, Foreign Ministers, and Life & Death in Iran

(73) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 11:26 PM

This week, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed his Foreign Minister,  Manouchehr Mottaki, for no given reason.  The problem is that the mainstream media, and most politicians, haven't stopped to ask why the Foreign Minister was dismissed.  Instead, they've wondered whether this will result in a change of direction with...

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Treacherous Politics

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 11:13 AM

Anyone who has read Founding Brothers, or any other great read about the men who founded this country, can't help but be blown away by how different politics were back then.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the Federalists and anti-Federalists, were locked in an epic ideological struggle, the result of...

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The Green Movement in Iran Is Alive, and Important

(119) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 8:05 AM

On June 12, 2009, Iran's now infamous elections were held where hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad allegedly won with 62% of the vote. What resulted was a momentous period of time where Iranian dissidents voiced their opposition to the results and to the government itself, against all odds and...

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A Year of Blood and Promise in Iran

(86) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 1:55 AM

This article originally appeared on Dissected News, where James will be live-blogging the events surrounding the anniversary of the June 12th election in Iran.

For weeks, I had been following the lead-up to the June 12th, 2009 election in Iran. The mainstream news had hit me with a...

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Common Sense In Iran

(81) Comments | Posted March 16, 2010 | 2:15 PM

In January, 1776, Thomas Paine wrote a small pamphlet called Common Sense. He argued that the King of England had injured the colonial people, and the only option left for the colonists was to sever this broken trust and institute a government of their own. Within months his words had...

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