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Dual-Use Technology makes hard to find Iran's suppliers PDF Print

Sam Aghai, Latest Blog, 7.1.2011

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported the U.S. agency failed to find companies that helped the Iranian regime to crack down on internet users who were organizing protests in Tehran and other large cities two years ago.

WSJ writes, " A U. S. government agency on Thursday reported it hasn't found any government-con

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Lebanon’s Hariri tribunal hits its (anti?) climax PDF Print

Mona Yacoubian, Foreign Policy, 7.1.2011

The United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) delivered its long-anticipated indictment to Lebanese prosecutor Said Mirza yesterday, reportedly naming members of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

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CAIR loses its non-profit status, shouldn't NIAC be next? PDF Print

by: Dr. Arash Irandoost, June 28, 2011

Founder, Pro Democracy Movement of Iran (PDMI)

Ben Smith in Politico reported late last week that CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has been stripped of its non-profit tax status by the IRS. What’s more, note CAIR’s less than candid explanations for what happened.

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Showdown in Tehran PDF Print

Vali Nasr, Foreign Policy

While much of the Middle East is in the throes of a historic struggle for democracy, Iran's main political fissure pits the clerical establishment against muscular, nationalist upstarts who seek to usurp power. And in this contest between Iran's elite factions, the world should be rooting for the clergy. The primary players in this battle are President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Islamic Fundamentalist Rise in the ME? PDF Print

Tunisia's New al-Nahda

By Marc Lynch in Foreign Policy, 6.29.2011

But since Ben Ali's flight and the triumphant January 30 return of exiled leader Rached Ghannouchi, al-Nahda has grown with astonishing speed. A recent survey found support for the party at just below 30 percent, almost three times that of its closest rival. Its ascent is fueling a dangerous polarization, leading putative champions of democracy to endorse the postponing of elections, and frightening many secularists and women who fear for their place in the new Tunisia.

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پايان اعتصاب؛ پايان يک گفتمان عقيم PDF Print

جمشید طاهری پور

سایت گویا، 6.28.2011

پايان اعتصاب غذای اعتراضی زندانيان سياسی ۶+۱۲، نقطه پايان بر گفتمان کهنه‌ی عقيمی است که از دوم خرداد ۷۶ تا ۲۲ خرداد ۸۸ و تا امروز، قبل از هر چيز رسالت خود را در "حفظ نظام" جسته و تعريف کرده است. وقت آن رسيده که گام در راه پايان اين گفتمان کهنه‌ی عقيم، استوار کنيم

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