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60 Years of Middle-East Meddling

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The whole Arab Spring movement has woken America up to the fact that we've been propping up some pretty brutal leaders for a long, long time. Which leads us to the uncomfortable position of not having a clear ideological position.

Can Oman and Iran's 'Special' Relationship Last?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

While Oman continues to use its leverage to thwart a military confrontation in the Arabian Gulf, officials in Muscat have accepted that their influence is naturally limited, and they have taken actions to prepare for a scenario in which the Strait of Hormuz is closed.

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

A Short Washington History of Iranian Blowback

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In more than 50 years, America's leaders have never made a move in Iran (or near it) that didn't lead to unexpected and unpleasant blowback. Now, another administration in Washington is preparing yet another set of clever maneuvers.

Democracy's Drawback

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.

Did Someone Recycle the Shah of Iran's Last Speech for Hosni Mubarak?

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Like the Shah before him -- a man whose grave is in the heart of Cairo because he was refused burial in the nation of his birth -- Mubarak's speech indicated how out of touch he was with the reality of the people.

Did the Shah Perform Better or Have the Ayatollahs?

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Many youths in Iran born after the 1979 revolution base their impression of Iran as a monarchy on what they have read or heard, and are therefore often sympathetic to Iran's era of monarchy.

Facts and Perceptions in Tunisia: Offering Legitimate Technical Assistance (But Not to Put Down a Revolution!)

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Michele Alliot-Marie put her post-colonial foot in it when she proposed that France could offer its know-how to the Tunisian police. To be fair, she made her remarks before the revolution's paroxysm.

The Fabled Prince of Iran, Ali-Reza Pahlavi

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Angella Nazarian

Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi was no different than anyone else who feels the aftershocks of loss. Sadly, his family will now tread that well-traveled, all-too-familiar inner landscape of grief as well.

The Shah's Son's Suicide: Why the Pahlavi Dynasty Still Haunts Iranians

Time | AZADEH MOAVENI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the Pahlavi monarchy was approaching its final days in power in Iran, I was playing with Cabbage Patch dolls in Cupertino, California, and though...

BP's Other Gifts to America -- And to the World

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The offshore oil drilling catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico brought to us by BP has overshadowed its central role over the past century in fostering some other disastrous events.

Iran Unrest Could Boil Over Jan. 16

GlobalPost | Iason Athanasiadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- As simmering unrest continues to sweep Iran, the country's opposition is casting about for possible endgames to the ongoing crisis...

Reza Pahlavi, Shah's Son, Wants UN Probe In Iran

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The son of the deposed shah of Iran urged nations worldwide on Thursday to withdraw their ambassadors from Tehran to protest a relentles...

Iran Rulers More Brutal Than Shah, Opposition Says

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's embattled opposition leaders accused the government of becoming more brutal than the shah's regime in Web statements Satur...

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

Hey DJ Rafsanjani, Play Us Some Ayatollah Khomeini

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.

Iran: One Revolution at a Time

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Today's protests are different. This is not about the West. It is about which revolutionary political camp will prevail in 2009 and a path that rejects the "secularism versus political Islam" dichotomy.

Full-Spectrum Idiocy: GOP and Chavez on Iran

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When approaching Iran, the Republican Party line and the Hugo Chavez line are running in opposite directions -- but parallel.

CNN Praises a Dictator

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

Somehow, CNN.com is bestowing positive coverage upon the Shah and his son without once acknowledging the repressive practices of the Shah's regime.

Reza Pahlavi, Ex-Shah's Son, Calls For Louder Protest Of Iran's Rights Abuses

McClatchy News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The former crown prince of Iran on Monday urged foreign leaders to condemn more forcefully the Iranian regime's crackdown on more than a week of mass ...

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

No Matter What, We've Already Won

Gina Nahai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gina Nahai

Can it be that the end of its third decade is also the death knell of the Islamic Revolution?

Obama's Coup in Cairo

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Short-sighted greedy goals end up causing long-term world problems. If Iran was not alienated from Western nations, how different would our geo-political world look today?