Azerbaijan: Government Escalates Hacking Campaign Against Dissent

by Mike Runey Several of Azerbaijan’s primary independent news websites have been inaccessible for several days, apparent victims of the government’s escalating cyberwar against dissent. On March 27, Meydan TV, Azadliq Qezeti, and the local service of Radio Free Europe/Radio… Continue Reading  

Blackballed by AIPAC?

by Jim Lobe In my 30 years as the Washington DC bureau chief for Inter Press Service, only one institution has denied me admission to their press or public events. That was the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) shortly after the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Resurrects My Uncle Napoleon

by Farideh Farhi As most observers and students of Iranian politics know, paranoia about behind-the-scenes British machinations and interference has a special place in Iranian politics and the Iranian psyche. Dinner conversations about any world event, even in family settings,… Continue Reading