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Iranian People

U.S. Crippling Sanctions Against Iran, Part II: A National Anti-Sanction Movement by the Civil Society

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Akbar Ganji

The U.S. must pay attention to two bitter consequences of its sanctions: the collective punishment of the Iranian people and the destruction of their lives; and the rise of anti-Americanism among the Iranian people, and even those who oppose the Islamic Republic.

Time for a Humanitarian Solution to Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

In the past week, Iran has been struck by two earthquakes that have killed dozens of people and leveled hundreds of homes. And because of the political standoff with Iran's government, Americans are largely unable to provide any help.

Whitney Houston and a Mine Sweeper In Iran

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Maryam Zar

Iran's masses showed the world their disdain for their current rulers in 2009 when they took to the streets in droves to protest. They were met with very little global support, and were brutally quelled by a regime that refuses to relinquish power.

I Just Got Back From Iran

Stephen Kinzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Kinzer

In today's America, that's a conversation-stopper. The reality is more prosaic -- sobering realities shape Iranian politics. Nonetheless, Iran may have more democratic potential than any other society in the Muslim world.

Some in Congress Get Smart on Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

When it comes to sanctions, bigger is not always better. If Washington wants to do something on Iran, it should first stop helping the Ahmadinejad government repress its people.