Category: Iran

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Justin Podur: Free Homa Hoodfar

Anybody who is talking to the Iranian government about anything should impress upon them the need to immediately free Homa Hoodfar

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Robert Fisk: The Shias are winning in the Middle East – and it’s all thanks to Russia

Just as Erdogan has become pals with Putin, the Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers have been embracing in Ankara with many a promise that their own talks will produce new alliances

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Richard Falk: Aftermath of Political Ruptures: Iran, Egypt, Turkey

Comparing these political ruptures is instructive with respect to grasping what works and what fails when it comes to transformative politics that are variously engineered from below, from above, from without

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Robert Fisk: Why our nuclear deal with Iran is turning to dust

Many of Europe’s largest banks won’t do business with Iran for fear of breaching other US sanctions, which have nothing to do with the nuclear agreement – but a lot to do with US agencies and prosecutors

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Juan Cole: Obama in Hiroshima, Memorial Day and the Iran Deal

The MIC is so powerful that sooner or later they will get a candidate into the White House and turn some ramshackle third world piggy bank upside down and shake out its billions into their accounts

Peyman Jafari: Iran After the Elections

Iran’s radical left must build on the space opened by reformists in recent elections

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Juan Cole: “Tehran is liberated territory” as Pragmatists & Centrists win Iranian Capital & Expert Assembly

The era of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also a former mayor of Tehran, is completely over

James M. Dorsey: Saudi Arabia’s Syria strategy: Rewriting the Middle East’s Political Map

Saudi Arabia has raised the ante in its battle with Iran by publicly committing to send ground troops to Syria

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Vijay Prashad: The Arab Spring Must Go Through Riyadh

“Thought only sees in reality what a specific formation shows it.” Mahdi ‘Amil, 1936-1987. Popular rebellions reflect the urges of a people, but they are themselves not always capable of victory. If the structure of a social order in a particular formation is weakened by war or by economic turmoil, then the popular rebellions might Read more…

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Saudi-Iranian Collaboration: A Forgotten Story

On January 2, 2016, the Sunni government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) executed the leading imam of the Shia community in KSA. The Shiite government of Iran denounced this execution, as did governments throughout the world, and avowed there would be consequences. Since that time, the rhetoric has continued to escalate, and the Read more…

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