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Soccer: Iranian Moderates and Hardliners Lock Horns on the Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani suffered in the run-up to crucial elections in early 2016 what amounted to at least a symbolic defeat when state-run television banned Iran's most popular soccer program from running an interview with his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on soccer and politics.

Despite Misgivings Iranians Support the Vienna Nuclear Accords

William O. Beeman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Most Iranians are very hopeful that the Vienna talks will be successful. They never talk about nuclear energy or nuclear weapons. They only talk about the lifting of sanctions.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Israel Strike Underscores Security Concerns In Syria Beyond ISIS, Upping Stakes For U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli-linked airstrike in Syria on Sunday is drawing attention to an element of the messy Syrian civil war that the U.S. has tried ...

The Afghan Precedent: Why Iran Will Cooperate with the US Against the Islamic State

Delphine O | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Delphine O

Washington's natural ally in the war against the Islamic State may well be the one country that it has been fighting for the past 35 years: Iran.

Iran: Revolutionary Guards Shot Down Israeli Spy Drone

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home

DUBAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian...

The Iran Deal: Only Time Will Tell

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Its success or failure depends largely on the extent to which Iran will, in fact, comply with its various provisions. The more important question is, will it lead to a permanent accord that will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?

Rouhani Tells Powerful Revolutionary Guards To Stay Out Of Politics

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2013 | Home

DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani told Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards on Monday they should not get involved in politics, in...

Election in Iran: Rafsanjani's Disqualification Anchors the Islamic Republic in Securitarianism

Milad Jokar | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Milad Jokar

Iran is located in the middle of a region which is on the edge of conflagration. A destabilization of the regime would not only undermine the stability of its power; it would also put the Iranian nation at stake and potentially collapse the regional balances of power.

Bahrain Accuses Iran Revolutionary Guard Of Terror Cell

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Home

ABU DHABI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bahrain has accused Iran's Revolutionary Guard of setting up a militant cell to assassinate public figures in the Gulf...

The Question That Is Rarely Asked

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home
Trita Parsi

The question that is rarely asked is what the effect of the sanctions has been on the people of Iran, in particular the pro-democracy forces that so bravely have been fighting for their rights.

Iran Launches 'Biggest Ever' Military Drills

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2013 | Home

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week ...

Obama's Syrian 'Red Line' Is No Red Light to Hezbollah or Iran

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.21.2012 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If there is one Obama foreign policy marked by disappointing diplomatic zigzags, hesitation, and potential danger to U.S strategic interests in the Middle East, it is what has passed as U.S. policy toward the Syrian civil uprising.

Iran Warns 'Enemies' Against Aggression

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home

TEHRAN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Iran will attack any country whose territory is used by "enemies" to launch a military strike against its soil, the deputy...

Saudi Arabia's Appropriate Response to Iran's Assassination Plot

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.16.2011 | Home
Raymond J. Learsy

Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?

Tehran's Tango: Iran's Terror Beachhead South Of The Border

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.13.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Whether Tuesday's salacious indictment leads to Iranian officials and Hezbollah as the federal indictment alleges remains to be seen. Given Iran's well-known and well-feared record of penetration in Latin America, there is plenty of smoke to hide the real fire.

Iran's Proxy War in Syria Is Shoring Up Assad

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If the current trajectory of Syrian street protests continue at their current, bloody pace, last Friday may be remembered as the epic day Syria's Assad dictatorial dynasty began a fateful, accelerating process of unraveling.

Iran Seizes Kurdish Opposition Bases In Iraq

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have taken control of three bases of an Iranian Kurdish opposition group in neighboring Iraq,...

Iran's Turmoil at the Top

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Conn Hallinan

Iran's government has enormous repressive powers at its fingertips, from the million-member Basij militia to the powerful Revolutionary Guard and the secret police. But its centers of power are hardly united.

Devouring their Own: The Basij in the Islamlic Republic

Narges Bajoghli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Narges Bajoghli

Yet not all of the basij adhere to the ultra-conservative elements of the Islamic Republic that have caught the world's attention in the past two months. Many are actually strong supporters of the reformists

Iran Explosions: Twin Bombings Kill At Least 20

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) TEHRAN, Iran -- A Sunni insurgent group said it carried out a double suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque in southeast Iran to avenge the exec...

Targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirin Mohammadi

Iran's convoluted political and economic situation requires an innovative policy approach by Washington that focuses on engagement rather than further punitive sanctions.

As Iran's Crackdown Continue, Former Revolutionary Guard Officers Speak Out

Chavala Madlena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chavala Madlena

A new film presents solid evidence that officers in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are deeply disturbed by the actions of the state against protestors following the 2009 presidential election.

Iran Sanctions Negotiations Start at UN With No Deadline in Sight (Update)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

The first talks at the United Nations on US proposals for sanctions against Iran begin Thursday but could take months before any resolution is adopted by the 15-nation Security Council.

U.S. Shifts Iran Policy, Embraces Opposition

Los Angeles Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After keeping a careful distance for the last year, the Obama administration has concluded that the Iranian opposition movement has staying power and ...

Iran Social Media Facing Serious Obstacles

Huffington Post | Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Citizen journalists faced serious obstacles in Iran today. News outlets are reporting that during the lead-up to the 31st anniversary of the Iranian r...