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Iran's Green Movement, One Year Later Categories: Iran, Updates    

With this week marking the first anniversary of Iran's fraudulent Presidential election and the mass "Green Movement" protests it sparked, this Update features a sampling of some of the many pieces commenting on the significance of events in Iran over the past year.

Are they enough? Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: BICOM

Israeli officials privately noted that the draft resolution lacked the tough provisions that Jerusalem believes are necessary to force Iran to rethink its policy. In this regard, the absence of sanctions targeting the energy sector is seen as of particular importance.

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Iran ups the stakes at UN Categories: International Security, Iran, United Nations, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update looks at the shameless spectacle of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's address to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations this week, which saw the delegations from the US, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand and others walk out.

Child of the Revolution Categories: Iran     Author: Michael J. Totten

One young Iranian man, who now goes by the name Reza Kahlili, joined Khomeini's Revolutionary Guards right at the beginning. He quickly became disillusioned, however, when he saw young people tortured and murdered in Teheran's notorious Evin Prison.


Nuclear Fallout Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Michael Crowley

Critics may complain that the nuclear summit was a glorified photo-op. But even merely gathering world leaders to discuss nuclear terrorism is an achievement.

Editorial: Nuclear Elephant in the Room Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Yet Obama's Nuclear Security Summit largely ignored the Iranian nuclear elephant in the room. His sanctions efforts against Iran are likewise taking much too long, as the Iranians continually announce the achievement of new nuclear milestones while deadline after deadline is postponed.

Is Washington's Iran policy "confused" Categories: Iran, United States, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Much debate has been sparked by the revelation in the New York Times last weekend that US Defence Secretary Robert Gates had written a secret memo stating that, in the paper's words, the US lacks "an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran’s steady progress toward nuclear capability."

Iran and the Nuclear Security Summit Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers will be aware, US President Obama earlier this week hosted a 47-nation summit on the subject of potential nuclear terrorism, designed to create additional safeguards against that threat. This Update is devoted to analysis looking at how the achievements of the Summit relate to the ongoing

What's next for the Iranian Opposition Categories: Iran     Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht

Supreme leader Ali Khamenei had a good day on February 11. If the pro-democracy Green movement had managed to send hundreds of thousands of demonstrators once again onto Teheran's streets, his heybat - the indispensable awe behind dictatorship - would have been finished.

Fade to Green? Categories: Iran     Author: Mehdi Khalaji

Khamenei had spent months worrying that the opposition Green movement would hijack the anniversary. On Feb. 11, he seemed to regain his self-confidence by proving that he could manage Teheran's streets.

Clashes expected in Iran tomorrow amid latest nuclear crisis Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

It is widely being predicted that tomorrow, February 11, which is the anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution, there will be widespread clashes in Iran between the regime and opposition demonstrators, with both sides reportedly mobilising their forces onto the streets of Iranian cities, especially

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Essay: The Great Satan Myth Categories: Iran, United States     Author: Abbas Milani

The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the "Great Satan".

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