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How China is boosting Egypt in the Mideast, amid fading U.S. influence

How China is boosting Egypt in the Mideast, amid fading U.S. influence

By Fariborz Saremi The Middle East with its vast energy resources and vital geopolitical position is of crucial importance for all the major powers, both east and west. It is also the site of strong anti-American sentiment and therefore might prove to be an excellent location for China to challenge America’s pre-eminent global role. The […]

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Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

By Dr. Assad Homayoun and Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs. Iran, no less than the European Union or the United States of America, faces a series of problems which place it at a critical strategic junction. It now faces urgent challenges, the response to which will determine its viability — even its survival […]

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High stakes at the 5+1 Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

High stakes at the 5+1  Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

By Sheda Vasseghi On April 14, 2012, representatives from the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany (“5+1”) met with officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran in Istanbul to discuss its nuclear ambitions.  Discussions were preliminary and introductory, and expectations for the parties to come to any agreement were low. According to UK representative […]

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Iran’s overlooked ambitions in Latin America

Iran’s overlooked ambitions in Latin America

By Fariborz Saremi Iran has been working covertly not only in Canada and the United States but has also been fostering strong ties with an anti-U.S. set of countries in South America: Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. The USA has largely failed to take proper note Iran’s well-funded ambitions in these countries. Rather, it has sought […]

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Missing from Iran's bizarre UN rant: Arab spring and deep-rooted protests back home

Missing from Iran's bizarre UN rant: Arab spring and deep-rooted protests back home

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Even by the politically paranoid standards of his past speeches, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s address to the UN General Assembly, brought the term bizarre to a whole new level.  His venomous rant to assembled delegations, accusing those countries “who  used the mysterious September 11th  incident as a pretext […]

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Memo to Mainstream Media: Iran regime is even more anti-Iranian than anti-Semitic

Memo to Mainstream Media: Iran regime is even more anti-Iranian than anti-Semitic

By Sheda Vasseghi     The most elevated member of the Shiite “Hidden Imam” (the Messiah) Club in the Islamic Republic of Iran is its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But a column in a major American newspaper has labeled him an “ally of Iran’s democracy movement,” and a catalyst for the “decay” of the Islamic Republic.  Karim Sadjadpour’s evaluation of […]

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Power struggle in Iran: Ahmadinejad vs Khamenei vs the will of the people

Power struggle in Iran: Ahmadinejad vs Khamenei vs the will of the people

By Fariborz Saremi The balance of power in Iran’s ruling hierarchy seems to be shifting rapidly away from President Ahmadinejad,  who is only too aware that the high command of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps is still, and likely to remain, loyal to Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Iran’s spiritual leader.  President Ahmadinejad would appear to have […]

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Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

By Sheda Vasseghi   It is a no-brainer that President Mubarak was going to eventually meet the demands of the Egyptian demonstrators by stepping down from his never-ending presidency.  Most Egyptians appear to have revolted with sincere intentions, but it would be naïve not to suspect that various forces such as political Islamists jumped on the […]

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Iran corruption claims stoke political infighting

Iran corruption claims stoke political infighting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Corruption charges against one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s most trusted political advisers provided the latest evidence of deep rifts within the Iranian president’s own conservative political camp. The challenge by Ahmadinejad’s rivals — one of them the head of the judiciary — could set the tone for a bitter fight leading […]

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The Islamic Republic has a major problem: Iranian women

The Islamic Republic has a major problem: Iranian women

  By Sheda Vasseghi  Recently Islamic Republic’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that feminism is “a cry of protest from crushed women in a capitalistic system.”  Further, he called on all “Muslim” women to restore their rights in social, economic, cultural and political realms.  That the goal of the Islamic regime is to methodically eradicate Iranian national […]