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Abduction or Defection: The Case of Iran's Nuclear Scientist

(11) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 3:29 PM

The Obama administration is eager to turn the 'heat' on Iran. China and Russia have both refused to impose further sanctions on Iran with the belief that Iran's nuclear program should be settled diplomatically given that neither country believes Iran's nuclear program is a threat. But the administration is not...

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Father And Son

(44) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 6:22 PM

A response to Mehdi Khalaji

A senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Mr. Khalaji writes a heart wrenching account of his father's life, his devotion to the Islamic Republic's founder, Khomeini, and his arrest by the current government for speaking up against the post-election...

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The Mushroom Effect

(8) Comments | Posted January 9, 2010 | 12:15 AM

One could be forgiven for thinking that the neoconservatives who nudge us towards war with Iran are under the effect of the magic mushroom. Obsessed with Iran, their trips take on the shape of a 'mushroom cloud'. Christopher Hitchens is one such example. Writing for The Australian, one of Rupert...

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Deadly Intentions: The Truth Behind The Iran Rumors

(18) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 7:57 PM

For the past several days, the spin behind the headlines surrounding Iran's activities have been enough to send any one looking for cover -- or declare war. After all, nuclear bombs, missiles, and the stealing of a neighbor's oil fields is what prompted the "international community" to declare war on...

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Don't Cut Off the Nose!

(10) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 4:46 PM

The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2194: the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 by a vote of 412-12. This legislation is intended to bring Iran in line with the UNSC demands to give up its "inalienable" right under Article IV of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NNPT) to...

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