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First the Muslim ban, now Coronavirus - Iranian families separated by one Trump order after another
Friday, May 8, 2020


Felipe De La Hoz
With new immigration restrictions just announced by Donald Trump in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the family now find themselves facing ever-mounting hurdles to their simple goal of being all together again.

The US Takes a Small, Insufficient Step to Help Iran Control Its COVID Outbreak
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Shervin Ghaffari
A leaked USAF intelligence report highlights growing concern about the impact of sanctions amid the global pandemic.

Coronavirus makes clear that Biden should overhaul the hardline approach Trump and some Democrats take on Iran
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Yasmine Taeb and Sina Toossi
President Donald Trump has ramped up pressure on and tensions with Iran throughout his time in office.As Democrats rally around presumptive presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, they should break with the misguided policy pushed by Trump and by some Democrats that harms Iranians and US interests.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Vira Ameli
In viewing the covid-19 pandemic through the prism of international power politics, Western governments, political observers and media pundits have not only failed to comprehend the facts on the ground; they have missed opportunities to learn from Iran’s experience.

Women in virus-hit Iran tech sector fight to keep hard-won jobs
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Lucie Peytermann
Fereahte Kasrai is head of human resources at Alibaba, Iran's largest online travel booking service. She doesn't hide her concerns for the startup whose core business has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mutual Aid and Solidarity in Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Maziyar Ghiabi
The effects of the pandemic are also being powerfully felt on the social and cultural organization of everyday life and healthcare. In particular, people are responding to the rapid changes in public life with new forms of social organization and grassroots mutual aid.

The Quiet and Lethal Wars Against Iran
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Ted Snider
Some wars are fought with bombs and bullets. These are the wars in Syria and Iraq, in Afghanistan and Yemen. Then there are quieter wars executed by drone. These cowardly wars also kill people, but not our people. These quieter wars accomplish what the more cacophonous wars accomplish without the public outcry and condemnation.

How Europe can help Iran fight covid-19
Friday, April 17, 2020

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Ellie Geranmayeh
European governments and the EU should press the US to strengthen the humanitarian exemptions in its Iran sanctions.

Whither the Iran Deal Post-US Withdrawal?
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nabil Fahmy
US Secretary of State John Kerry and the P5+1 framed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran as a necessary measure to inhibit that country’s ability to quickly reach nuclear weapons breakout capacity.

Saudi Arabia's estrangement
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Bruce Riedel
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has traveled around the world to try to reboot his tarnished reputation. He has had some success with other despots but he has become a polarizing figure who is damaging the kingdom’s brand. In the United States, the 75-year-old partnership is under great stress and risks losing its traditional bipartisan support.