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On Siamak Pourzand and the Plight of Iranian Intellectuals

On Siamak Pourzand and the Plight of Iranian Intellectuals

The following piece was written by Donna Hakimian, a researcher and historian focusing on modern Iran and human rights.  Ms. Hakimian obtained her MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto. She also holds a BA in Religious and Middle Eastern Studies from McGill University. To watch a house burning with great intensity in the […]

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The Islamic Republic's Emerging Cyber War

The Islamic Republic's Emerging Cyber War

The following piece was written by Reza Marashi, Director of Research at National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and a former Iran Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of State. The Iran Working Paper Series is supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Ploughshares Fund and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Against a backdrop of international internet freedom […]

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Mission Accomplished !

Osama Bin Laden Killed in American-Led Operation inside Pakistan

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Civil Disobedience in Yemen

Civil Disobedience in Yemen

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. Following in the footsteps of the southern Port city of Aden, Yemeni residents have decided to implement a campaign of civil disobedience. This latest step in the Revolution is aimed at […]

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Assad Protected by Cult of Incompetence

Assad Protected by Cult of Incompetence

The following piece was originally published in Washington Times on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Gary C. Gambill Gary C. Gambill is the former editor of Middle East Intelligence Bulletin and Mideast Monitor. Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising five weeks ago, President Obama has declined to call for Bashar Assad to step down […]

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Saleh: Should I Stay or Should I go?

Saleh: Should I Stay or Should I go?

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. Following a statement made on national television, an aide to Ali Abdullah Saleh informed Yemen that the President had indeed agreed to resign under the latest GCC proposal. This news comes […]

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Yemen Breaking News…President Saleh Plans Bloody War in Sana’a

Yemen Breaking News…President Saleh Plans Bloody War in Sana’a

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. According to almasdaonline.com, which is a Yemeni based Arabic news website, the President is believed to be planning a massive military operation within the walls of the capital. The embattled President is […]

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Back to the GCC Table

Back to the GCC Table

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. In another interesting twist, the JMP (Joint Meeting Party) has declared on Saturday that it would send a delegation of its representative to Riyadh in order to discuss Saleh resignation. After […]

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Yemen: A Nation Steps Up

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. As unrest spreads in the Arabian Peninsula nation of Yemen, tribal Sheikhs have decided to take matters in their own hands and fight the threat posed by Al Qaeda. Indeed, now that […]

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Tehran Rising: Persian Power in an Unstable Region

Tehran Rising: Persian Power in an Unstable Region

A Radio Program by America Abroad Media As citizens rise up across the Middle East, they fear more than reprisals of their own rulers. Many worry that leaders from Iran are looking to capitalize on a de-stabilized Middle East. They fear Iran wants to acquire more power and influence in the region. The balance appears […]

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“Within the Constitution”

“Within the Constitution”

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. Only a few days after having had its offer rejected by the embattled Yemeni President, the GCC is putting together a new proposal. Although some might describe the attitude of the Persian […]

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The Spirit of Revolution: Ahmed Mansoor

The Spirit of Revolution: Ahmed Mansoor

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. Ahmed Mansoor is one amongst the thousands of young men to have been injured while protesting against the abhorred regime. However, if his tale is sadly similar to that of many, […]

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The US, the EU, and now the GCC: Saleh Out !

The US, the EU, and now the GCC: Saleh Out !

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. As violence continues to escalate in Yemen, the poorest country of the Arabic peninsula, the US and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are losing patience. If Ali Abdullah Saleh was viewed as […]

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Situation Worsens for Ali Abdullah Saleh

Situation Worsens for Ali Abdullah Saleh

The Following piece is written by a Yemeni-based journalist who writes for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and, due to serious security concerns, remains anonymous. As Yemen enters its third month of protests against the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the 32 year-long ruler, a resurgence of violence is sweeping across the country, leaving a trail […]

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The Ordeal of Seven Baha'i Leaders in Iran Requires World's Attention

The Ordeal of Seven Baha'i Leaders in Iran Requires World's Attention

The following piece was written by Ms. Donna Hakimian, a researcher and historian focusing on modern Iran and human rights.  Ms. Hakimian obtained her MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto. She also holds a BA in Religious and Middle Eastern Studies from McGill University. As many in the Middle East clamor for […]

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