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Iran Hostage Crisis

Is There A Problem Brewing With Iran?

Dr. Munr Kazmir | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Dr. Munr Kazmir

Iran would be wise not to cross that metaphorical "red line" again, and I truly hope they understand that.

In the Sanders-Clinton Battle, It's the 1970s vs. the 1990s

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Generally presented as some sort of out-of-the-blue challenge to the orthodoxy of our financialized politics, the Sanders vs. Clinton battle actually has deep roots in decades past.

35 Years Ago Today Marked One Of The 'Best Moments' Of Jimmy Carter's Life

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.22.2016 | OWN

On January 20, 1981, Jimmy Carter went from 39th President of the United States to humble private citizen. While some former commanders in chief exper...

Meandering Through History, "Off the Radar"

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.04.2016 | Books
Maryam Zar

Today is the 36th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover by Iranian revolutionaries. That fateful day gave rise to the ensuing "Hostage Crisis", which lasted 444 days.

The Carter Presidency Revisited

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. With Carter's announcement that he is fighting advanced cancer, maybe it is time to set the record straight.

Lack of Media Context Skews View of Obama's Gulf Arab Summit

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

You'd think that more than 40 years of fixation on the Middle East, often to the exclusion of more important areas of the world, would at least enable sophisticated media coverage of Middle Eastern politics as it impacts American politics. But no.

Cuba: 35 Years Late

John Graham | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
John Graham

It wasn't that the US has lacked opportunities to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba. We could have at least begun the process thirty-five years ago. I was there, and this is the story you will not read in any diplomatic archive. The story begins in Iran...

PHOTOS: On This Day In 1979, Iranian Students Stormed The U.S. Embassy In Tehran

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

On November 4, 1979, a group of students stormed the U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran, taking over the compound and seizing the embassy sta...

Former Iran Hostage Urges Congress to Support Nuclear Talks With Iran

Maiya Zwerling | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Maiya Zwerling

I had the opportunity ask former Iran hostage Josh Fattal a few questions about his imprisonment, his release, and how it has contributed to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks. As we near the July 20 deadline for a final deal, let us hope that Josh's vision for a more secure and peaceful Middle East is realized.

Why Iran Should Appoint a New Ambassador to the UN?

Omid Memarian | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

Iran's decision to resist replacing Hamid Aboutalebi, as the Islamic Republic's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, is only increasing frustrations both in Tehran and Washington.

Why Iran Wants Hollywood to Argo **** Itself

D. Parvaz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Media
D. Parvaz

Most of us Iranians expect nothing by way of accuracy when it comes to Hollywood depictions of our ancestral home. So what if Argo factually problematic?

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr: Argo Helps Ayatollahs

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the 1979 revolution -- and during the American hostage crisis that ...

The Iranian Rescue Operation: A Missed Opportunity?

James P. Farwell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
James P. Farwell

It's been rightly said that history does not reveal its alternatives, but one lesson is that even slight failures to ask the right questions can have historic consequences.

Why I Won't See Argo

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Melody Moezzi

I've heard great things about Argo -- that it's a gripping, well-acted and well-directed, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Still, as a proud and patriotic Iranian-American, I can't bring myself to see it.

Argo Got It Right!

Helen Davey | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Helen Davey

As a Pan Am flight attendant who traveled often to Iran in the 1960s and 1970s, I was transfixed by the film Argo, transported back in time with a strong feeling of déjà vu.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Iran

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Reporters Uncensored

Hollywood movies will of course always bend the truth in order to produce a good narrative, but Argo's misrepresentations are particularly dangerous given the current state of relations between Iran and the U.S.

Where Argo, So Do I (Or: What Affleck Happened?)

Richard Laermer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Richard Laermer

After viewing Affleck's future Oscar-winner yesterday, I got stuck on a few items of semi-importance. None of them will go away. Argo deserves high praise from cynics.

Sasha Bronner

Ben Affleck On Iran: 'We Looked The Other Way' On Corruption, Oppression | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.04.2013 | Los Angeles

On a night where many Americans tuned in to watch Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go head-to-head in the Vice Presidential Debate, Hollywood leading man Ben A...

Broadcasters Remember Iran Hostage Crisis | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters and other top journalists give their insights on one of America's darkest hours, as well as the secrets no one else knew....

Review: Argo

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a little early to be proclaiming Ben Affleck's Argo the best movie of the year -- but one of the best? No question.

Benghazi-Tehran -- Warnings Unheeded

Barry Lando | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Barry Lando

A U.S. administration is accused of not increasing security at a sensitive diplomatic outpost in the Middle East, despite warnings from its own intelligence agencies. The results are catastrophic. We're talking not just about Libya today -- but Iran 30 years ago.

Inside The Covert Group That Killed Bin Laden

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation...

Michael McAuliff

A Failed Osama Raid Would Have Ruined Obama, Rep. Pete King Says | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is giving President Obama credit for a bold strike against Osama Bin La...

Former Secretary Of State Warren Christopher Passes Away

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 19, 2011 7:43:00 AM WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia and ...

Get Serious About Freeing American Captives in Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

If the US is serious about securing the release of its citizens detained in Iran, it must get over its aversion to dealing with Iran's hardliners and set up a permanent means of official dialogue.