EU-Iran: Dialogue Against Ultimatums

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by Eldar Mamedov As the US issued its ultimatum to the EU on “fixing” the nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action or JCPOA), the European Parliament (EP) hosted Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs and National Security… Continue Reading  

A Foreign Policy of Sticks and Stones

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by John Feffer The United States has never invaded Norway. It has never bombed Oslo. It has never rounded up Norwegians and thrown them in Guantanamo. Perhaps some U.S. diplomats have referred to the country as a “shithole” — because… Continue Reading  

Iranian Missiles and Fake News 

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by Eldar Mamedov Apparently even seemingly respectable media outlets occasionally peddle fake news at service of a particular political agenda, with the aim of creating a massive echo chamber that would make it appear to be “real news.” Such was… Continue Reading  

Mogherini’s Strategic Case for the Iran Deal

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by Eldar Mamedov More than two years ago, when the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) was agreed between the P5+1 and Iran, hopes were high that the deal would serve as a basis for a new kind of relationship… Continue Reading  

Europe, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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by Hagai El-Ad  European foreign ministers attending Prime Minister Netanyahu’s breakfast in Brussels this Monday may find their thoughts wandering, as the guest of honor once again speaks of Iran, self-indulgent whining of “double standards,” and “the only democracy in the… Continue Reading