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How a police spy’s stunning testimony threatens the official US-Israeli AMIA bombing narrative
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Gareth Porter
For more than a quarter of a century, Iran has been routinely blamed by the United States and Israel for the terror bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in July 1994, despite serious questions about the complete collapse of the original case advanced by Judge Galeano and the serious questions about the truthfulness of the 2006 indictment by the late Alberto Nisman.  But the testimony of a former Federal Police infiltrator into the Jewish community that was made public in 2014 and then essentially ignored by Nisman and the entire Argentine legal system -- and never covered by U.S. or other foreign news media -- presented authoritative evidence strongly suggesting that the AMIA bombing was the work of the profoundly anti-Semitic military, intelligence and police veterans of Argentina's "dirty war" who still had links to the Argentina's state intelligence service, SIDE.

Webinar discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) has organized this Webinar to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal five years on. They have assembled a very knowledgeable group of speakers. Panelists exchange views on the JCPOA latest developments, including the US attempts to snap back the UNSC sanctions and extend Iran arms restrictions, and also evaluate possible scenarios ahead.

A Visual Framing Analysis of French and US Political Cartoons on Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Hadi Dolatabadi, Zeinab Ghasemi Tari
The present study examines how Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, 2018 was framed in political cartoons published in the American and French media. The paper offers a thematic analysis of cartoons published from May 8 to June 8, 2018, the peak period for publication of cartoons on the Iran nuclear deal, and accessed via Google images. The paper applies the five categorizations of news frames identified by Semetko and Valkenburg (2000)—the conflict frame, human interest frame, economic consequences frame, responsibility frame and morality frame—to the selected cartoons to identify whether the frames used in the political cartoons vary between the American and French news outlets. This comparative study shows both divergence and convergence in the issues and concerns covered in the media of the both countries.

Iran and Security Complex in the Persian Gulf
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Fatemeh Shayan

This article enters into the debate on the link between security and identity by looking at the security context in the states surrounding the Persian Gulf, particularly Iran. Earlier scholarly works have approached security and identity separately, but lack a framework that connects them in a single account. The process tracing method offers a scientific approach to connect various notions in a single study, allowing the synthesis of diverse disciplines to establish links connecting them. Applying the method to the current security and identity issues of the regional states with Jundallah _a terrorist group in the eastern border of Iran_ has established a link between them and has thus enriched the current studies of the region. The main findings are that the Persian Gulf region is a heterogeneous security complex with diverse actors wielding power, and that
societal threats have increased since the 2003 Iraq War. Since that year, a conflictual security complex has predominated in the region, which has destabilized the region more than before.

Solidarity vs. Sanctions in Times of a Global Pandemic
Sunday, April 19, 2020

 Roxana Baspineiro
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc globally –leaving more than 124,000 dead so far– capitalism has never before faced a similar threat. In the face of a global crisis, it has become clear that international solidarity is an alternative to rethinking the dynamics that characterize today’s geopolitics.

How Embargo on Transfer of Funds into Iran Is Hurting Iranians Abroad
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Over the past 40 years, American imperialism has made life incredibly rough for those in the Middle East. If the United States hasn’t been bombing countries, it’s been threatening them with bombardment. Iran has been a frequent target.

Iran is keeping its nuclear commitments despite Trump
Monday, October 1, 2018

Hassan Rouhani
I faced two options on May 8, when President Trump announced the United States’ official withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

China’s Active Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and its Effect on Iran's National Interests
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Before Xi Jinping became president of China in 2012, the country’s strategy toward the Persian Gulf region was generally a strategy based on China’s considerable need to energy resources, given the fact that China was considered a developing country.

The Effects of US Withdrawal from the JCPOA on Nuclear weapons Nonproliferation and Control Treaties
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The following article explains the consequences of the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), on nuclear weapons nonproliferation and control treaties.


Why Trump Proposes Unconditional Negotiation to Iran?
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The United States has planned five stages or steps for “standardizing Iran’s behavior” or in better words, implementing its “regime change” plan.