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The Real Face of Realpolitik: Camp Ashraf and the U.S. FTO

Hajar Mojtahedzadeh | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Hajar Mojtahedzadeh

For those of us who remain oceans and continents away from our loved ones, we are forced to live with the fact that our family members at Camp Ashraf are being used as human bargaining chips, mere pawns in the global game of Realpolitik.

Washington's Favorite Terrorists

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

Even if the MEK were to be believed in its latest PR push, the reality is that they are currently on the terrorist list and, as a result, they must be subject to U.S. terrorism laws. Simply put, the laws must be enforced -- without exception.

34 Killed In Iraqi Raid On Iranian Exile Camp: U.N.

AP | LARA JAKES and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi army raid last week on Camp Ashraf left 34 Iranian exiles dead, according to a U.N. spokesman who on Thursday offered the fir...

The Reagan and Obama "Doctrines" vs. the State Department

Allan Gerson | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

In considering the response of President Obama and the State Department to the Libya crisis, immediate parallels to Ronald Reagan's Grenada experience come to mind.

How to Stop Iran's Nuclear Threat

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iranian opposition movement does not ask for money or arms, much less troops. But it does demand that, at this critical juncture, it not be shut out of the Iran policy debate.

Tehran's Dilemma in Trying to Have It Both Ways

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

To no one's surprise, the regime ruling Iran is watching the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, searching for a way to exploit the outcomes to its advantage.

Time to Act on Iran Regime

Ali Safavi | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

The Iranian regime's nuclear aggression, suppression at home and terrorist support abroad are outracing US policy.

An Unholy Alliance

Karim Pakravan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karim Pakravan

While the human rights issue of the refugees trapped in Camp Ashraf has to be dealt with in a compassionate way, the State Department must continue to resist pressures to legitimize the MKO.

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

WikiLeaks Disclosures and the Historic Opportunity on Iran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Appeasing a medieval theocracy in Iran will only translate into a devastated Iraq controlled by a nuclear-armed Iranian regime. Silence is no longer an option.

When Governments Fail to Disclose Material Facts

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Gerson

The latest Wikileaks document dump reveals that countless American citizens and their representatives in Congress acquiesced to "engagement" with Iran on false premises.

Listen to Iranian Voices of Dissent

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

President Obama prudently highlighted the face-off between the Iranian people and the regime on Friday. He now has the opportunity to complement his wisdom with courage by standing firmly on the right side of the fence.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

End the Blacklisting of Iran's Opposition

Lord Tarsem King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Tarsem King

Politically, lifting the MEK ban is the right thing to do at a time when millions in Iran are demanding regime change. No excuses now, Madam Secretary. Please deliver on your promised policy of change.

Our Enemy's Enemy Is Our Enemy? The Strange Case of the U.S.-MEK Relationship

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The enemy of our enemy should be our friend, but the U.S. State Department persists in keeping the the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the largest Iranian anti-mullah organization, on the List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

How to Tackle the Iranian Nuclear Threat

Lord Tarsem King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Tarsem King

Preventing nuclear terrorism is a noble goal, but in reality, the biggest threat would be for a state that sponsors terrorism to gets its hands on nuclear weapons.

Specter of Forced Repatriation

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The hunger strike of more than two dozen Iranian-Americans came to a close Thursday with the news that 36 Iranian dissidents forcibly taken by Iraqi forces had been allowed to return to their enclave north of Baghdad.

People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran: Iranian Dissidents In Iraq Face Uncertain Future

Esme E. Deprez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Esme E. Deprez

NEW YORK--Iraq's transition of power and the security agreement calling for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq by 2011 leaves the fate of 3,0...

McCain's Cigarette Gaffe: A Cold Blood Commander-In-Chief?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Unlike most of veterans who respect human lives due to their profound and extraordinary experiences at wars, McCain's joking about people's lives is a disastrous trait for a president.