The Iran Protests, Regime Change, and the MEK

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by Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh When protests broke out in Iran at the end of 2017, most countries maintained a hands-off approach. After all, these countries maintain diplomatic and trade relations with the Iranian government. Even some influential U.S. observers… Continue Reading  

Coverage of Iran Protests Misleadingly Illustrated With Photos of MEK Demos

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by Adam Johnson When it comes to covering protests in other countries, it seems any vague picture of brown people protesting can stand in for those actually on the streets expressing their grievances. Since the outbreak of protests across Iran… Continue Reading  

Contrasting Leadership Styles in the Saudi-Iran Conflict

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is steadily consolidating power in Riyadh and positioning himself to become the most powerful ruler in Saudi history. His rise has been accompanied with a ratcheting up of hostilities… Continue Reading  

Iran: The Change that Matters Is Happening Already

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 by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini and Sina Azodi In Washington, the policy of Iranian regime change that blossomed during the Bush years and withered under Obama has flowered again in the Trump administration. But those advocating regime change and those arguing… Continue Reading  

Provoking Iran into Tearing up the 2015 Nuclear Deal

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by Peter Jenkins How easy will it be for President Donald Trump to use the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to provoke Iran to “tear up” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran?… Continue Reading