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Meir Javedanfar

Happy Birthday, Dear Israel

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

When Israel celebrates its 62nd birthday, many Israelis will ask themselves, how far have we come since 1948?

Is Karzai Ditching the West for the Taliban?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The target of Karzai's attack on Obama is thousands of miles away, but his real audience is within his borders. Karzai's trying to improve his image internally, especially with the Taliban.

Sanctions Will Make Tehran Take Notice

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

China has officially agreed to enter talks with Western powers about a new UN resolution against Iran, which aims to introduce new sanctions.

Barack Obama: New Kid on the Mideast Block

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Until recently, both Tehran and Jerusalem saw the health care debate as an item that could significantly weaken Obama's standing at home, which in turn would reduce his leverage abroad.

Israel Must Help US Tackle Iran

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

For some in Israel, the issues of Jewish settlements and Iran's nuclear program are not connected. But for the United States, they are becoming more and more intertwined.

Mossad May Be Wrong, But What About Dubai?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The Dubai affair is still raging on, with no sign of abating. British police are currently in Israel investigating the alleged forging of their countr...

Target Sanctions At Iran's Leaders

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Western countries should not forget that they have a viable way to deter Iran's nuclear programme and that is the imposition of sanctions against the bank accounts and business interests of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) and senior Iranian politicians.

No Respite for Ahmadinejad

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Although Iranian government supporters proclaimed yesterday as a success, it showed how desperate and concerned the hardliners in Tehran have become about the supporters of the green movement.

Tehran's Nuclear Glue

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Iran's nuclear programme remains the one area where the country's government believes it can show progress. Trumpeting its success has become an important tool in claiming support and legitimacy.

Crunch Time for Iran's Supreme Leader

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

In 2010 we are likely to see anti-regime demonstrations reaching rural areas and the spread of union strikes. Without a change of course, domestic stability will be fragile.

Iran: Recent Assassinations Will Be Costly

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi, who was killed when a motorcycle bomb was detonated outside his home, does not bode well for the Iranian government.

Iran, One Year From Now

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

For any self respecting analyst, predicting the murky and surprising world of Iranian politics could be very dangerous and risky. It could ruin reputa...

Amateur hour at Israel's Foreign Ministry

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The recent episode with the Turkish ambassador has made Israel into a laughing stock around the world, including among Iran's intellectual elite, a ma...

Jason Linkins

Iran's Green Revolution Gaining Traction, Sustainability

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Earlier this year, I had the good fortune to meet Meir Javedanfar, Middle East policy analyst for the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Comp...

Is Iran Losing the Intelligence War?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Who could have been behind the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist today?

Filling Montazeri's Shoes in Iran

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Even under house arrest, Grand Ayatollah Hosein Ali Montazeri, who died on December 19, remained critical of the Iranian government's abuse of power and its oppression of the public.

Khomeini Family vs. Khamenei

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The question is: how much power does the Khomeini family have and can they pose a real challenge to the Supreme Leader and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Israel Should Hold Its Fire on Iran

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Some Republicans hope that they can use the president's shortcomings as a vindication for their own policies and world view. To them, a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear installations would do just that.