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Iranian Hostage Crisis

America Abroad Media Awards - A Salute to Films and the Clandestine Services

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.31.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

America Abroad Media brings together leaders in the media, the diplomatic, and film community.

The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

Chandran Nair | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- My Iranian friend who has family in the U.S. told me, "you can drive the length and breadth of the U.S., but you will not find a single place with anything like the culture you will find just here at Imam Square. Why do they think we will bow to them?" U.S. and European negotiators will do well to remember these words of a young businessman and not those of a religious fanatic. They should stroll through the bazaars of Isfahan and Shiraz if they have any second thoughts about inking the agreement with the Iranians.

Feelings of Marginalization by the PBS Documentary, 'Iranian-Americans'

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

I could not help but feel my parents' story was left out, as were many others: the interracial marriages of the Iranian Diaspora. We are the forgotten ones, often times frowned upon for not being Iranian enough.

Meet The Real-Life People Who Inspired 'Argo' Characters

Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck's "Argo" tells a taut version of the events surrounding the Iranian hostage crisis. At the center of his mostly true thriller are six Amer...

Argo: Intersecting Washington, Hollywood and Tehran

Janet Janjigian | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Janet Janjigian

Argo, the gripping new Ben Affleck film, packs a 1-3 punch. The film dramatically connects the dots between people, power and intrigue running Washington, Hollywood and Tehran during the hostage crisis.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Says 'Argo' Goes Against Affleck's Own Views

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck's "Argo" is currently the toast of Hollywood, as movie writers and critics stumble over themselves to praise at the based-on-a-true-story ...

A Goodbye to Warren Christopher

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Steinberg

At a moment like this, the custom is to ask for a brief silence. But I'm pretty sure that's not what Chris would have wanted. I think he'd tell us to get on with solving the life's next problem.

Ben Affleck, George Clooney Teaming Up?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

After rousing success with one hostage film, Ben Affleck may be set to take on the biggest hostage story of the 20th century. According to The Holl...