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WINEP Building a Case for Attacking Iran

Irancove @ May 22, 2008 # One Comment

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy—founded by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—just previewed a paper published by Haaretz arguing that stated fears about an Iranian retaliation following an attack are exaggerated. Helena Cobban from Just World News observes: Here comes another propaganda campaign designed to lull western publics into thinking that a military […]

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How (Not) to Win the Hearts and Minds of Iranians

Irancove @ May 22, 2008 # 5 Comments

Via NIAC by Professor Babak Rahimi One of the oddest consequences of U.S. sanctions toward Iran is how it has compelled ordinary Iranians, particularly pro-democracy elements, to help strengthen the Islamic Republic’s claim to rule. The sanctions have has given the autocrats in Tehran undue legitimacy by providing them a nationalistic cause. While much of […]

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