Iran’s Landmines: A Never-Ending Nightmare

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by Mehrnaz Samimi Akbar, 47, needs to wrap his leg stump in layer after layer of cloth. His leg was amputated after he stepped on a hidden landmine on his way from work, in western Iran, an area still contaminated… Continue Reading  

Iranian Vets Also Push for Nuclear Deal

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by Narges Bajoghli “When I was 22, I went to war…I went to war, and it became clear to me that I never wanted to go to war again,” Secretary John Kerry reportedly said, choking up, at a closed-door session… Continue Reading  

The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Question of “Trust”

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by Derek Davison Politico reports that the White House effort to lobby Senate Democrats on the Iran deal has already started, and the theme that seems to be common among skeptical Dems is that we can’t trust Iran. Here are… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Anti-Semitism: Irrational or Irrelevant?

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by Ali Gharib Last week, the journalist Jeffrey Goldberg published an interview with President Obama. It’s a fascinating read, and Goldberg’s write-up as well as the full transcript are entirely worth your time. The interview focuses on Obama’s Middle East policies and,… Continue Reading  

There’s a Glaring Omission in the Economist’s Special Report on Iran

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by Jahandad Memarian According to a recent special report on Iran in The Economist: “The revolution is over.” The article concludes by suggesting that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s approach to the country’s controversial nuclear program and international relations is a departure… Continue Reading