October 5, 2012

How Politics Nuked Iran's Economy

Meir Javedanfar, The Diplomat

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Iran is facing a threat even more severe than the Stuxnet computer virus, a sophisticated line of code which was reportedly sponsored by the U.S. and Israel, and which destroyed some of Iran’s uranium centrifuges in 2010. In Persian, this affliction is called Siyasat Bazee – in English, playing politics.

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October 4, 2012
Media Spins Ahmadinejad's UN Speech
Clifford May, National Review
The funniest news item last week was also, if you think about it, the scariest: FARS, Iran’s official news agency, ran the headline: “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.” The story, datelined Tehran,... more ››
September 25, 2012
Ahmadinejad Humiliates Toothless UN
Hadar Sela, The Commentator
Most of us would probably like to believe that in this modern age we are better prepared than our grandparents and great-grandparents were in the task of avoiding the kind of mass carnage which the League of Nations failed to... more ››
October 3, 2012
Medvedev & Ahmadinejad: Studies in Downfall
Michael Weiss, NOW Leb
In the last year, we’ve been witness to the slow-motion downfalls of two hapless lieutenants of contemporary dictatorships, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Dmitri Medvedev, both of whom are likely to face further isolation—if not... more ››
October 5, 2012
Is It Ahmadinejad's Last Hurrah?
Hooman Majd, Reuters
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the impenitent president of Iran, arrived in New York for his eighth, and presumably last, official visit on a late September Saturday night. The media hung on his every belligerent, homophobic or... more ››
October 1, 2012
Ahmadinejad's Last UN Show
Laura Secor, New Yorker
Iran policy is a conundrum for the United States. Every four years, we hear otherwise - that it is only want of courage or good sense that prevents us from bringing the Islamic Republic to heel. But our options are bad, our... more ››