Watching Obama in Tehran

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by Farideh Farhi I read about the Obama-Rouhani phone call in Farsnews, the hardline Iranian agency sometimes referred to as False News for the way it manages to distort certain events. (The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) was apparently… Continue Reading  

A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

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by Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will known — repeatedly — and finds that no one is listening?  Barely a decade ago, that would have seemed like a conundrum from… Continue Reading  

Iranian Hardliners Silent on Rouhani’s US Diplomacy

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by Ali Reza Eshraghi Following the phone conversation between Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani, the atmosphere in Iran has taken a happier turn while remaining surprisingly calm. Contrary to predictions made over the past week and during Rouhani’s trip… Continue Reading  

This Week in Iran News — Sept. 20-27

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by Shawn Amoei Foreign Affairs US Secretary of State John Kerry had a 30-minute, one-on-one chat with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif following the P5+1 meeting. Both parties declared the talk positive and constructive. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that an… Continue Reading  

Watching US-Iran History in the Making

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by Jasmin Ramsey I feel like i’m witnessing a tectonic shift in the geo-political landscape reading @HassanRouhani tweets. Fascinating. — dick costolo (@dickc) September 27, 2013 That tweet via Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s… Continue Reading