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From Dealmaker to Salesman From Dealmaker to Salesman

Does Iran’s president have the juice to sell his nuke deal at home? (Foreign... 

Oscar-Winning Film Unites U.S., Iranian Audiences Oscar-Winning Film Unites U.S., Iranian Audiences

From left: Merila Zarei (Actress), Asghar Farhadi ('A Separation' Director)... 

U.N. Special Envoy on Iran Details Pattern of Rights Abuses U.N. Special Envoy on Iran Details Pattern of Rights Abuses

Ahmed Shaheed NEW YORK, Mar 8, 2012 (IPS) - A United Nations envoy has called on... 

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Huffington Post Pieces

Ban Ki-moon in Tehran: Too Little, Too Late? Ban Ki-moon in Tehran: Too Little, Too Late?

Ban Ki-moon and Mohammed Morsi in Tehran Iranian leaders are masterful in manipulating... 

Why Did Iran Say “NO” to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights? Why Did Iran Say “NO” to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights?

During the past weeks, a lively momentum has been created amongst Iranian activists... 

Reading Ahmadinejad via Wikileaks: A Freedom Lover or a Two-Bit Dictator? Reading Ahmadinejad via Wikileaks: A Freedom Lover or a Two-Bit Dictator?

Huffington Post,Posted: 01/31/11 - In a recent article for the Atlantic, Middle East... 

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Interviews

Rapped to Death: Why the Ayatollah Wants a Singer’s Head? Rapped to Death: Why the Ayatollah Wants a Singer’s Head?

Until May 7, Shahin Najafi, 31, was just a semi-famous Iranian singer in Germany whose angry rap songs were popular amongst Iranian youth. But the release of his latest song, “Naqi,” the name of Shiites’ 10th Imam, turned his life upside-down when hardliners in Tehran called for his murder, following a fatwa issued by a grand Ayatollah... [Read more of this review]

The U.S. Pressures Iran on Human Rights The U.S. Pressures Iran on Human Rights

Huffington Post, Posted May 20, 2011- Many may be critical of America’s human rights policies, particularly its double standards when it comes to the records of its allies in the Middle East and beyond, not to mention in Bahrain. But human rights activists and organizations have welcomed the Obama administration’s presence at the Human... [Read more of this review]

Reading the Shah, and Ayatollahs in Tehran and What the U.S. Should Learn from the History Reading the Shah, and Ayatollahs in Tehran and What the U.S. Should Learn from the History

Huffington Post- What has been the root of the U.S’. inability to develop a sustainable policy or strategy on Iran for the last 30 years? What was not learnt from the Shah’s fall in 1979 and the nature of the revolutionaries who hijacked a pro-democracy freedom movement? And what are the parallels between the Shah’s regime and the... [Read more of this review]

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