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SYRIA IN DEPTH: A Candid Discussion with Carsten Wieland

SYRIA IN DEPTH: A Candid Discussion with Carsten Wieland

Initially sprung as a pro-reform movement with demands for government accountability and transparency, today the Syrian conflict has morphed into a multiplayer geopolitical chess game that so far has proved to have no limits in inflicting pain on the players involved. With Iran fearing the loss of a key ally, Turkey ...

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The Impact of Sanctions on Iranians and Government Policies

The Impact of Sanctions on Iranians and Government Policies

Iran has been a major foreign policy issue for all U.S. administrations over the past three decades. In tonight’s last Presidential debate before the elections, Iran is bound to come up as one of the key foreign policy challenges that needs to be tackled. Will there be ...

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Iran Massacre Survivors to Recall Horrors at The Hague Tribunal

Iran Massacre Survivors to Recall Horrors at The Hague Tribunal

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been invited to participate in the trial but has to date refused to engage with the Tribunal process  The second phase of the People’s Court process by the Iran Tribunal will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague between 25-27 October 2012. The Iran Tribunal ...

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A Candid Discussion with Bijan Kian

A Candid Discussion with Bijan Kian

 Bijan Kian is a Senior Fellow for Global Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has served President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama from 2006 to 2011 as a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Scheherezade Faramarzi

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Scheherezade Faramarzi

Introduction by Azadeh Moaveni: Scheherezade Faramarzi is a celebrated veteran correspondent whose over three decades of reporting for the Associated Press (AP) has spanned from North Africa to Pakistan. Long respected in the field for her profound understanding of the Middle East and keen reportorial eye, she remains ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Asieh Namdar

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Asieh Namdar

Asieh Namdar is a Senior Writer at CNN’s sister network HLN. She also served as an anchor for CNN International. She joined CNN in 1989 as a video journalist and continued her career to hold many positions, including producing her own segments. As one of the most experienced writers at ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Tala Dowlatshahi

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Tala Dowlatshahi

Tala Dowlatshahi is the Senior Advisor for Reporters sans Frontières (Reporters without Borders). A member of the Overseas Press Club, Tala serves as the Senior Advisor on the USA board of Reporters Sans Frontières and a board member of the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting. A roving eye of ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Sudy Samandari

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Sudy Samandari

Sudy Samandari is co- founder and editor-in-chief of Zan Magazine, a national magazine, the very first of its kind, dedicated to modern Iranian-American woman. Born in Iran and based in Houston, Texas, Sudy comes from a family with a strong tradition in journalism. Her late father was the publisher ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Farnaz Fassihi

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Farnaz Fassihi

Farnaz Fassihi is the Senior Middle East Correspondent for the The Wall Street Journal . Through her first account coverage of the region, her ability to look at events with an astutuly critical look, Farnaz has proved to be one of the leading authorities in Middle East politics. A graduate of ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Elahe Izadi

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Elahe Izadi

Born in the U.S. to Iranian parents and based in Washington D.C., Elahe Izadi is an emerging figure on the American journalism scene, whose work and firm belief in diversity have won her wide recognition in the industry. She has covered such issues as demographics, immigration, government, crime, and development. Until recently ...

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2012 Global Peace Index: Living in A Slightly More Peaceful World

2012 Global Peace Index:  Living in A Slightly More Peaceful World

The latest Global Peace Index (GPI) by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP): Nations improve external peace – seeking to project economic power more than military  Key Findings from this year’s Index:  Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time not the least peaceful region Iceland is the country most at peace for the second ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Setareh Derakshesh

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Setareh Derakshesh

  Source: Google Images The ongoing rivalry between Iran and the United States has always gone beyond the sphere of geopolitics to include the control of Iran’s airwaves and influence the Iranian public opinion. Voice of America/Persian News Network (VOA/PNN) has been at the center of U.S. efforts to provide the Iranian ...

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Cyberweapons: Bold Steps in a Digital Darkness?

Cyberweapons: Bold Steps in a Digital Darkness?

The following piece was originally published in on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  by  R. Scott Kemp R. Scott Kemp is an associate research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Before this, he was ...

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A Candid Discussion with Payam Akhavan

A Candid Discussion with Payam Akhavan

Dr. Payam Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University, co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, and the first Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunals at The Hague. Dr. Akhavan sat down with Reza Akhlaghi, senior writer at Foreign ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Kelly Golnoush Niknejad

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Kelly Golnoush Niknejad

How at the time a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School, from her parents’ living room in Boston, launched one of the most trusted and sophisticated sources of news and commentary on Iran? Born in Iran, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad moved to the United States when she was 17. She holds a B.A. in political science and ...

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