Will Iran Strike a Final Nuclear Deal?

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by Jasmin Ramsey The only certainty now about the talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program is that the negotiators have their work cut out for them. Other than occasional runaway comments to the press from France, and… Continue Reading  

The Politics of the EU Resolution on Iran

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by Farideh Farhi On April 3 the European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution on EU Strategy towards Iran. It proposes the opening of a EU delegation in Tehran; cooperation in a number of areas such as the fight against narcotic… Continue Reading  

“Act of Killing” Director Hopes U.S. Will Admit Genocide Role

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by Jasmin Ramsey Watching former gangsters and paramilitary leaders proudly reenact scenes from Indonesia’s military-led mass killings of 1965-66 in the Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Act of Killing”, it’s easy to forget the role of outside countries. “It was like I… Continue Reading  

Understanding Iran Ahead of Geneva Talks Round II

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by Farideh Farhi & Jasmin Ramsey Editor’s Note: Following is Jasmin Ramsey’s introduction and interview with Farideh Farhi, an independent scholar and expert on Iran from the University of Hawaii who has been in Tehran since the end of August. … Continue Reading  

US and Iran Send Positive Signals Ahead of UNGA

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by Jasmin Ramsey Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Amazing things have been happening on the US-Iran front, which began to defrost following Hassan Rouhani’s presidential inauguration this summer. I’ve listed some of them… Continue Reading