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Siamak Namazi Is a Good Man. Iran Should Release Him.

Reza Marashi | Posted 03.17.2017 | Home
Reza Marashi

The motives behind these arrests have been lucidly explained, but news of detained Iranian Americans dies when there are no developments on the ground.

Daily Beast Didn't Know American Was Stuck In Iran When It Ran Anonymous Story

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

On Sept. 15, The Daily Beast published an article by "Alex Shirazi" -- a fake name that the news outlet said was a pseudonym for a “a well-known Ira...

The Truth About Siamak Namazi, the Iranian-American Arrested in Iran

Ahmad Kiarostami | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Ahmad Kiarostami

I am not writing this piece to attack The Daily Beast for irresponsible journalism. I'm not writing this to defend NIAC either, though The Daily Beast's lies throughout the article about NIAC are deeply upsetting. I am writing to set the record straight about my dear friend, Siamak Namazi.

Five Myths About the Iran Deal

Reza Marashi | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Reza Marashi

As the final round of nuclear negotiations begins here in Vienna, opponents of a deal have become schizophrenic in their efforts to torpedo it. Unable to base their objections on science or the technical facts currently being drafted, they have instead resorted to a loose mélange of poorly constructed straw men. Here are five such myths.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Working to Beat the Clock

Reza Marashi | Posted 12.15.2014 | Home
Reza Marashi

The reality facing both sides will not change: There are spoilers in the U.S. and Iran who will try to torpedo a deal, no matter the details. Precisely because it is impossible to satisfy ideologues, they only way to defeat them is to have a deal in hand that both sides believe is a win-win outcome.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

This Norooz, Wishing Iranians (Access to) a Healthy New Year

Yasmin Radjy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Yasmin Radjy

Due to current sanctions, ordinary Iranians often cannot access the life-saving medicine they need to address critical health issues. While humanitarian trade is technically exempt, the sale of medicines to Iran is still effectively blocked.

Neocons Try and Fail to Destroy American Organization Fighting Against War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.06.2013 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

With its access to the White House, State Department and media, NIAC has increasingly troubled the war crowd, so much so that it has become one of their favorite targets.

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Home
Jamal Abdi

New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.

Commentary's Racist Attack Against Iranian Americans

Jamal Abdi | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The terror attack in Bulgaria is being exploited to silence Iranian Americans who had nothing to do with this appalling act, simply because of our heritage.

Who Iran Sanctions Really Affect

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Kia Makarechi

Experts say the current set of U.S. sanctions against Iran are creating great difficulties for Iranian-American citizens and residents who have relative or financial ties to their country of origin, and that many Iranian-Americans may be unknowingly violating the regulations.

Is the Sanctions Debate Justifying the Military Option?

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Disney

To an outsider, it may seem like Washington is united in favor of imposing new sanctions on Iran. But, like in Iran itself, the internal wrangling ove...

Changing Course on Iran Sanctions

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Disney

New sanctions on Iran are about the surest bet in Washington these days. Both the House and the Senate have passed a "crippling" gasoline embargo, an...

Amanpour Is Being Attacked Because She's Iranian

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Disney

Since the hostage crisis in 1979, Iranian Americans have experienced the scorn and derision of bigots who reduce a proud and ancient heritage to the reprehensible actions of Iran's theocratic government.

Iran's Next (Literal) Tectonic Shift

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Disney

Bilham predicts if Tehran were hit by an earthquake similar to Haiti's, one million people could die, due to what many geologists believe is the country's dangerous neglect of earthquake preparation.

Open Letter to Congressman Gresham Barrett on His Plans to Deport All Iranian Visa Holders

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Your bill would label entire groups of people terrorists based on their nationality and have them summarily deported. It can't get more un-American than that.

Sam Stein

NIAC And J Street, Progressive Foreign Policy Groups, Become Political Targets | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the usually wonky world of non-profit issue-advocacy organizations, a decidedly political campaign has been waged against foreign policy institutio...

Deportation of Iranians Dropped from STEP Act

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Elliott

Though the elimination of deportation provisions in the Stop Terrorists Entry Program Act constitutes a significant victory for the Iranian-American community, the bill still remains problematic.

When All You Have is a Hammer, Every Iran Problem Looks Like a Nail

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Disney

While Ahmadinejad is at the podium in the UN, Congress is expected to impose what it calls "crippling sanctions" on Iran's economy. But this plan has number of obvious flaws.