Post Tagged with: "Iran"

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

The papers provide more detail on the hypocrisy of the US as a promoter of democratic values yet also a conspirer to remove an elected government.

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

From its inception, the Islamic State has focused on the Shi’a as the main enemy. The attack in Iran may serve to increase tensions in the already volatile Middle East.

The Election of President Rouhani: Iran’s Economy & Security

The Election of President Rouhani: Iran’s Economy & Security

Rouhani’s re-election in Iran means the continuation of his reform process, reaffirmation of international partnerships and the development of new partnerships.

Rouhani’s Second Mandate: What to Expect?

Rouhani’s Second Mandate: What to Expect?

The battle for development will not end with the recent electoral round in Iran. It is going to be the main field of contention between the government and the opposition.

Review – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Review – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

By departing from cliché this game takes its subject and audience seriously, and delivers engaging edutainment about a key event that has shaped the Middle East.

The Far Right in the US and the Religious Right in Iran

The Far Right in the US and the Religious Right in Iran

In the age of Trump and a rising tide of intolerance globally, a universalist outlook that critiques all forms of repression is an important theoretical perspective to adopt.

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

In today’s interconnected world, effective and skilful diplomacy is vital to ensure that humankind can navigate an ever-growing list of shared challenges that may be our undoing if left unresolved.

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

As they take office, the new US president, Donald Trump, and his national security staff should remember the key lessons learned in the Middle East by their predecessors.

Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

If Trump scraps the Iran nuclear agreement his administration may push Iran into using ISIS in a tactical way against American interests in the Middle East.

Crime against Humanity?

Crime against Humanity?

Ayatollah Montazeri’s critique of executions in the 1980’s is an admittance of crimes against humanity. Recognising them as such could raise awareness of other crimes.

Understanding Syria’s Many Conflicts

Understanding Syria’s Many Conflicts

The Syrian war is not just one conflict, but several conflicts which interact with one another. Syria has become a quagmire in which nobody can win but all can lose.

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