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Is Iran a regional Power?

By Hassan Shariatmadari I think, we can easily agree with the officially mentioned goals of long term solution for the Middle east crises. The Crises that named Arab Spring in the beginning and now renamed in some Papers and Literatures to Arabillion, combining two words of Arab and rebellion The …

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Report of the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

  The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed. Submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 25/24  to the 69th session of the UN General Assembly  in October 2014. READ FULL REPORT 

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An Open Letter to the Iranian Negotiating Team

By Bob Einhorn Dear Iranian Negotiators,   Some of you may remember me from the time I served on the American delegation to the nuclear talks.  Although I left the U.S. Government over a year ago, I try to follow the negotiations closely, and I have been impressed by the …

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Why This Is The Right Time To Cooperate With Iran

By Admiral Jim Stavridis  – Huffingtonpost With the world seemingly exploding around us, it may be time to consider our relationship with Iran. As Henry Kissinger said once, to solve the biggest problems, sometimes it is necessary to expand them. We should seriously explore ways in which our deeply problematic …

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Democracy is a Gift

  By: Ramin Ahmadi   Democracy is a gift. But dictators would rarely hand down that gift to their people. A transition to Democracy is successful when well organized and planned campaigns are waged and won. Democracy is realized when a democratic movement dismantles the dictatorship. It is achieved mostly …

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RAY OF HOPE

Djavad Khadem*  Since the failure of Iran’s Green Movement in late 2009, a dilemma confronts Western policymakers : is Iran’s regime impervious to change from within or can Western policy invest in Iran’s internal opposition? The regime appears solidly in control – but Iran’s past tells another story. In recent …

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Why the Islamic Republic is afraid of holding free elections?

The activists of UDI have replied to this question: The slogan of “free elections” was immediately countered by harsh reaction of Iranian authorities. At first Ayatollah Khamenei declared his opposition with this motto and subsequently an unprecedented attack was launched by the authorities and the regime’s media, and finally it …

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