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A Candid Discussion with Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council: Egypt’s Prospects for Democracy

A Candid Discussion with Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council: Egypt’s Prospects for Democracy

Dr. Michele Dunne is director of the Atlantic Council‘s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. She has served in the White House on the National Security Council staff, and on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and in its Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She was also a diplomat in Cairo and ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Nazila Fathi

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Nazila Fathi

Nazila Fathi is a Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before her current role at Harvard, she was a Tehran correspondent for The New York Times for 17 years. As one of the first female journalists in post-revolutionary Iran working for a major Western news media outlet, Nazila ...

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The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Davar Ardalan

The Iranian Women in American Journalism Project (IWAJ): Davar Ardalan

Davar Ardalan, Senior Producer NPR News Davar is responsible for producing the live daily news broadcast for NPR’s Tell Me More (TMM) with Michel Martin. From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners, to the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders, NPR’s TMM brings fresh voices and perspectives to ...

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Gay Couples Courted for Middle East Stance with Mural

Gay Couples Courted for Middle East Stance with Mural

Obama’s Endorsement is Already Creating New Political Realities   NEW YORK – Engaged gay couples are the newest group to be courted in the Mid-East Conflict. A massive outdoor mural in Manhattan’s West Village depicts two men holding hands while looking at scales that weigh the gay rights enjoyed in Israel versus the ...

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Welcoming Two Additions to Our Iran Page

Welcoming Two Additions to Our Iran Page

It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of two highly professional bloggers to our Iran page at Foreign Policy Association Blogs:  Ms. Azadeh Pourzand and Ms. Allison Kushner. When it comes to Iranian geopolitical and socio-economic affairs, Azadeh and Allison bring an impressive track record in personal, professional, as well ...

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Iran’s Nuclear Program: How to Succeed in Baghdad?

Iran’s Nuclear Program: How to Succeed in Baghdad?

  The following is a guest appearance by Lawrence J. Korb, a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Mr. Korb is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Mr. Korb was also assistant secretary of defense during the administration of President Reagan. The ...

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A New Quest to Challenge Media Coverage of the Middle East and North Africa

A New Quest to Challenge Media  Coverage of the Middle East and North Africa

The following is a guest appearance by by Adam Hedengren, co-founder and managing editor, and David Hedengren, co-founder and editor-in-chief of YourMiddleEast.Com We are two brothers on a quest to challenge the major media companies’ Middle East and North Africa coverage. We believe that there are no satisfactory sources of news and information ...

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The War on Iran: Necessity or Illusion?

The War on Iran: Necessity or Illusion?

Wide speculations about the possibility of military confrontation with Iran and Israel’s military intentions seem to be the order of the day. The debate on Iran has now found its way from mainstream media to leading academic institutions. Earlier this week at the University of Toronto a panel of experts ...

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Syrian American Council Urges a Crackdown on Assad’s Regime

Syrian American Council Urges a Crackdown on Assad’s Regime

  Since the reign of terror from President Bashar-al Assad’s regime began the UN estimates that over 9,000 innocent Syrian civilians have died at his hands. The local coordination committees estimate that the number of those killed is upwards of 11,000 in addition to those who are injured ...

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A Candid Discussion with John R. Bradley

A Candid Discussion with John R. Bradley

From John R. Bradley, the Middle East correspondent and writer who correctly predicted the Egyptian revolution, comes a new message about the Arab Spring: “everything we have been told about it is wrong”. John R. Bradley sat down with Reza Akhlaghi of Foreign Policy Association to discuss his latest book: ‘After the ...

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In Attacking the City of Homs, Syrian Forces Use World’s Largest Mortar

In Attacking the City of Homs, Syrian Forces Use World’s Largest Mortar

The following animation is from Next Media Animation’s News Direct service, whose re-enactments are based on news media reports.

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Iran’s Crackdown on Dissent Escalates in Run Up to March 2 Elections

Iran’s Crackdown on Dissent Escalates in Run Up to March 2 Elections

The following is an announcement by Amnesty International. (New York) – Iran has unleashed a wave of repression in the lead up to parliamentary elections this week, Amnesty International reports today, targeting everyone from students, lawyers, religious leaders and bloggers to political activists and their relatives. The ...

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A Candid Discussion with Houchang Hassan-Yari

A Candid Discussion with Houchang Hassan-Yari

With sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran gaining greater momentum and the impact of the closure of the Strait of Hormuz by Iran looming large in the global economy, a key question remains whether or not the Islamic Republic will ink a deal to extricate itself ...

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Empires Revisited: Iran and Turkey Adrift in Search of Direction

Empires Revisited: Iran and Turkey Adrift in Search of Direction

  The following piece was originally published in Iran Times International’s annual Special Nowruz Edition. On March 20 Iranians the world over will start Nowruz celebrations, the first day of spring, marking the start of the Persian new year. Since the time of Achaemenids Empire the centuries-old Nowruz tradition, which literally means ‘new day’ ...

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