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Iran Gas Rationing Explained

Irancove @ July 2, 2007 # No Comment Yet

This article by Farideh Farhi offers perspective to the decision to ration gasoline in Iran. Proponents of economic sanctions against Iran immediately seized on the events as either a sign of sanctions working or a clue about Iran’s vulnerabilities that can be seized upon in order to pressure Iran further over its nuclear program. Both […]

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Glen Greenwald: “A Tragic Legacy”

Irancove @ July 2, 2007 # No Comment Yet

The following excerpt from TPMCafe’s Book Club contains analysis of Iran’s relationship with the United States including the exaggerated significance of Ahmadinejad in the Iranian power spectrum versus the belittling of former presidents like Khatami during his push for detente with the U.S. Writing in National Review in 2003, Amir Taheri, the neoconservatives’ favorite Iran […]

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Article Blurs Significant Distinctions

Irancove @ July 2, 2007 # No Comment Yet

The article “U.S. sees Iran-Hezbolla link in Iraq” discusses Iran, and by extension, Hezbollah’s alleged role in Iraq with examples like the capture in Basra of Ali Musa Daqduq, who is reported as a Hezbollah operative. However 6-7 paragraphs down, the article makes an abrupt leap from the subject of Iran and Hezbollah to U.S. […]

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