Trump: The American Ahmadinejad?

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by Shervin Malekzadeh [Given the outcome of the US presidential election, LobeLog is republishing this commentary from February] Western coverage of Iran has long relied on the convention of describing important public personalities as the Persian version of their American… Continue Reading  

Mark Kirk’s Surprising Disinterest In Boeing’s Iran Sales

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by Eli Clifton Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) opposes pretty much anything that might take the pressure off Iran. He called Obama the “drug dealer in chief” for delivering $400 million in cash to the Islamic Republic as part of a… Continue Reading  

Mark Kirk Wanted Release of Americans Held in Iran Before He Was Against It

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by Eli Clifton Back in March 2015, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) placed the highest priority on seeking the release of Americans held in Iran. He, along with 18 of his Senate GOP colleagues, wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry… Continue Reading  

The Exceptional But Fragile American Democracy

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by Paul R. Pillar Efforts to export American-style liberal democracy to foreign lands have bumped up against the fact that the successful working of such democracy depends on habits and attitudes that are rarer than most Americans think and that… Continue Reading  

Iran Poised for Another Raucous Election

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by Farideh Farhi December 25 marked the last day of registration for the February 26 joint elections in Iran for the parliament and the Assembly of Experts. Like the deadline for the Assembly of Experts registration two days earlier, the… Continue Reading