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Karim Pakravan

Entries by Karim Pakravan

This Time It's Different: Iranian Elections Are an Opportunity for Change

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 12:10 PM

On Friday Feb 26, 2016, the Iranian people spoke, and did so very loudly. Thirty-six years after the founding of the Islamic Republic, Iranians have opted for a peaceful and gradual change of their outdated theocracy. Iranians went to the polls to elect 290 members of the parliament (Majlis) and...

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When Ideology Trumps National Interests

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 5:25 PM

Predictably, the Republicans have used every hyperbole in the book to denounce the nuclear accord between the P5+1 led by the United States on one side and Iran on the other -- of course without bothering to read it! But none went as far as our own junior senator from...

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Iran Sanctions: The Case for Humanitarian Waivers

(19) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 11:42 AM

The riots that have exploded in Tehran as the result of the collapse of the Iranian currency are a reminder of the suffering borne by ordinary Iranians from the crushing sanctions imposed on the country. However, we should not only ask if these sanctions are effective in achieving their stated...

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Netanyahu and the Iran War Option

(226) Comments | Posted March 4, 2012 | 9:45 AM

Ever since the early 1980s Israeli leaders have been warning the world, and the United States in particular, about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. Time and again successive Israeli leaders have traveled to Washington to raise the issue of the rising danger of Iran and the need for a...

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An Unholy Alliance

(64) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 1:46 PM

Strange days! A few days ago, Congressman Poe (T-Texas) introduced House Resolution 60 calling for the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) to be removed from the terrorist list by the State Department. At the same time, an unknown group calling itself the "Association of Iranian University Professors in Britain" took a full...

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Don't Let the Iranian Regime Get Away with Murder

(21) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 10:29 AM

Barring a last minute change of heart, Iranian negotiators will meet with the P5+1 on December 6th and 7th to discuss Iran's nuclear program. Most likely, the Iranian officials will arrive after having diligently studied the cache of WikiLeaks diplomatic cables, and prepared to argue that America and its allies...

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