Reform or Regime Change for Iran?

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by Fareed Marjaee Recently the neo-conservative writer Eli Lake of Bloomberg Views interviewed Iranian exiled dissident and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi. He chose a highly charged title for the interview: “Shirin Ebadi Is Done Trying to Reform Iran. She Wants… Continue Reading  

Dissidents Join Iranian Majority in Supporting Nuclear Deal

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by Jasmin Ramsey Seventy-four prominent Iranians living abroad who self-identify as opponents or critics of the Iranian government have signed the following letter urging Congress to support the nuclear agreement with Iran. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and journalist Maziar Bahari, both former political… Continue Reading  

Jailed Iranian Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Unable to Collect Award

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The whole world needs to know about Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian rights lawyer who was ultimately sentenced to 6 years in prison after the Islamic Republic convicted her of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security in 2011. Sotoudeh’s… Continue Reading  

Fact-Checking the Fact Checkers: Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech

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With the widely touted shift in the public opinion polls after the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney is no longer an underdog. That being the case, his pronouncements are attracting some well-deserved scrutiny from mainstream media sources. Romney’s major foreign… Continue Reading  

Meanwhile in Iran

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This lonely press briefing issued today by the United Nations about ongoing political imprisonment in Iran reminds us that the more the international community focuses on Iran’s nuclear program, the less attention is given to Iranian human rights. These rights are… Continue Reading