Iran Sanctions Policy Increasingly Throttles Free Trade in Ideas

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In 1988, as legislators were creating the legal basis for the modern use of economic sanctions as a tool of American foreign policy, an important amendment was added to two laws, the Trading With the Enemy Act… Continue Reading  

Stop Using “Woman in Chador Walks by Anti-US Mural” Stock Photo for Every Article About Iran

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by Adam Johnson The general mindlessness in choosing a stock photo is what makes them so pernicious. Editors reach for an image that captures the overall theme of the article while drawing the eye of distracted media consumers—typically as an… Continue Reading  

The Many Flavors of Persian in Eurasia

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by James Pickett Is Tajik a dialect of Persian? Or a language in its own right? What differentiates it from varieties prevalent in Afghanistan and Iran? There is no easy answer to these questions because the very categories we use… Continue Reading  

Poll: Three Quarters of Americans Support the Iran Deal

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by Derek Davison If Donald Trump succeeds in pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), he won’t just face opposition from Tehran or from America’s European allies: he’ll have to deal… Continue Reading  

Future of JCPOA In Hands of GOP Indebted To Billionaire Iran Hawks

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), appears to have fallen in line with the views espoused by several of his top donors. These funders… Continue Reading