Iran-Pakistan Ties Challenged by Regional Violence

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by Fatemeh Aman Escalating violence against the Islamic Republic of Iran from the volatile region of Baluchistan shows that Tehran’s approach toward regional insurgency may require revision. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Iranian consulate in Peshawar in… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions Hit the Aloha State (via Bank of Hawai’i)

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by Farideh Farhi Let me begin by saying that I have been a long-standing critic of US sanctions against Iran. Irrespective of my distaste for Iran’s structure of governance, I have not been shy in calling out the sanctions regime… Continue Reading  

Taking A Stand on Syria

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by Robert E. Hunter With the collapse of the latest round of negotiations over Syria’s future, the tragedy of its people — of all ethnic and religious backgrounds — continues into its third year. Military forces loyal to President Bashar… Continue Reading  

A Hopeful IAEA Report on Iran

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by Peter Jenkins Ten years ago Western diplomats used to scour IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) reports on Iran’s “implementation of its NPT Safeguards Agreement” for evidence of safeguards failures that could be used to pressurise Iran into abandoning its… Continue Reading  

US Views on Iran Poll Results Offer More Bad News for AIPAC

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by Jim Lobe Just 11 days before the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the embattled organization got some more bad news, this time in the form of a Gallup poll suggesting that nearly ten… Continue Reading