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Shayan Ghajar

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Iran Escalates Tensions With U.S. Over Persian Gulf

(68) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 5:30 PM

Shayan Ghajar and Geneive Abdo

Iran's perception of the United States' declining power in the Middle East and its dream of capitalizing on regional instability have provoked two actions in recent days: Tehran now has vowed to send naval vessels to the Atlantic Ocean and perhaps the Gulf of Mexico....

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New Round of Clashes Leaves Iran Reeling

(73) Comments | Posted March 3, 2011 | 12:57 PM

As the world's attention remains focused on the uprisings in the Arab world, Iran's regime is now looking more vulnerable than in the past. Tens of thousands of Iranians protested March 1, according to unconfirmed reports, partially in response to the kidnapping and incarceration of the two leaders of the...

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Iranian Women Poised for Major Setback

(7) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 1:37 PM

Since the disputed Iranian presidential election in 2009, it is widely known that the Islamic Republic's regime has repressed protesters, journalists, and all forms of dissent. But the latest tactics to undermine Iranian women, who electrified the Green Movement and inspired activists worldwide, may dismantle decades of progress.

In the...

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Israel's Gift to Iran: The Flotilla Disaster

(43) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 3:31 PM

The bloodshed resulting from a clash between Israeli Defense Forces and pro-Palestine activists in international waters is nothing short of a diplomatic miracle for Iran.

Iran, the sole beneficiary of the fiasco, has much to gain and little to lose by using the incident as diplomatic leverage for gaining even...

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