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Ali Larijani

ISIS Is Evil, Evil, Evil... So?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Pierre Whalon

We have justifiable pride in our democracy, but without better understanding of the world today, including our own country, we will decline.

Ahmadinejad Vs. The Ayatollah

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Feb 8 - It was an extraordinary moment in the history of the Islamic Republic. Live on s...

The Iran Watchers: Cables Indicate Rock Bands And Truck Drivers Among Sources For U.S. Diplomats

McClatchy | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

At a November 2009 meeting, top Iranian security officials allegedly discussed staging a student takeover of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, much...

Don't Forget Iran

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

There are many reasons to be skeptical that the Middle East is on the cusp of democratic transformation. But if that is the case, it's worth recalling that not every communist state in Europe was overturned in 1989.

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

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

The firing of Manouchehr Mottaki is a sure-fire sign that Ahmadinejad is getting nervous about the loyalty of his own government. This power struggle is heating up, and it has massive implications.

Iran: U.S. Defensive Missiles In Gulf Are A Political Ploy

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday warned its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf that the U.S. is trying to drive a wedge between them by ramping up its m...

The Coming Botched Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

Bruno Pellaud | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruno Pellaud

To secure an Iran without nuclear weapons, a more rational approach will be needed, an approach with strong sanctions complemented by specific technical proposals, negotiated in a bilateral framework.

Rape and the Republic: Iran's Victims Speak Out

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

This week, Mehdi Karroubi came under fire for stating what for decades has been public knowledge in Iran: The systematic rape of political prisoners as a means of permanently disabling them from society, let alone from political activity.

Ali Larijani, Iran Speaker, Denies Prisoner Rape Allegations

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's top opposition leader said Wednesday that the abuse and death of protesters detained after the disputed presidential elect...

Biden Israel-Iran Statements Cause Storm Of Regional Responses

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The effects of Vice President Joe Biden's recent remarks during an interview with ABC's "This Week"--where he implied that Israel has a sovereign righ...

Iran: Is Larijani the New Rafsanjani?

John Ghazvinian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Ghazvinian

Where should we be looking for an early indication of which way things might go in Iran's election crisis? Two words: Watch Larijani.

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

Iran's 20 Most Powerful People: Newsweek

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Power and public discourse in the Islamic Republic are dominated by fewer than two dozen heavyweights, ranging from ayatollahs to entertainers (and on...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: A Failed Mexican State? Facts: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Mexico and committed more ...

Ali Larijani, Iranian Parliament Speaker, Slams Obama's Nowruz Greeting

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's Parliament, on Wednesday criticized the United States in harsher terms than any other leading Iranian figure has d...