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Obama’s Iran legacy is noble, complicated – and endangered
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Edward Wastnidge
When Barack Obama became US president, his principal foreign policy was clear: to maintain the US’s global leadership role while simultaneously scaling back on the interventionist excesses of George W. Bush. And few issues pulled those priorities together as neatly as did the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.


How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World - For the Better
Monday, January 9, 2017

Federico Pieraccini
This segment will describe how Iran, China and Russia have over the years adopted a variety of economic and military actions to repel the continual assault on their sovereignty by the West; in particular, how the American drive for global hegemony has actually accelerated the end of the 'unipolar moment' thanks to the emergence of a multipolar world.

Iranian Soldier Lauded After Risking Life to Save a Dog
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Omid Khazani
The story of Mohammad Bakhtar, who lost a leg while rescuing a stray dog trapped in a minefield, has gone viral in Iran.

Most Americans Oppose Withdrawing from Iran Nuclear Deal
Friday, January 6, 2017

With the Donald J. Trump administration just a couple of weeks away from taking over the nation's foreign policy, a new survey from the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation (PPC) finds that nearly two thirds of Americans oppose withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and seeking to negotiate a better deal, as has been proposed by the president-elect.

Top Scientists Urge Trump to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Nobel laureates and other top scientists are imploring Donald Trump to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact when he becomes president.

Step inside the LA shop ready to profit from better Iran-US relations
Monday, January 2, 2017

Saul Gonzalez
If you want to see how improved US-Iran relations will play out on the ground in America, head to Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles. There's a stretch there called Little Persia and it’s the commercial heart of LA’s large Iranian-American community—full of Persian restaurants, bakeries and Farsi-language bookstores.

MEK’s Fake Intelligence On Aleppo Only Hinders Fact-finding Bodies Finding The Truth
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Massoud Khodabandeh
An article published in the Washington Times Security section claims that (yet again) the Mojahedin Khalq (aka MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult, Saddam’s Private Army) has provided intelligence to the West on Iranian crimes and atrocities. However, in terms of actual intelligence revelations, the article should more properly have sat in the Opinion section

Trump cannot unilaterally renegotiate JCPOA
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mark Fitzpatrick
Director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) believes Trump is smart enough to keep JCPOA alive, at least to avoid the blame possibly put on the first party to undermine the deal.

Trump and Bush: A Comparison
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.d
US President-elect Donald Trump has publicly vowed to "stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments." He has also pledged to work with any nation that is genuinely interested in fight against ISIS terrorism. This sounds good and raises some hope that perhaps the US under Trump will shrink from the pattern of foreign intervention and meddling in the domestic affairs of other nations, but the big question is if this is a realistic hope or rather hope against hope?

The New Silk Road Will Make Iran Immune to Western Sanctions
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dmitry Bokarev
In January 2016 we’ve witnessed a partial withdrawal of sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. It should be noted that the introduction of those was linked to Iran’s nuclear program, which worried the United States and its allies, therefore Western countries were behind the introduction of sanctions that were aimed at applying pressure on Iran back in 1970s.