Monthly archives: November, 2013

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Interview – IranPolitik w/ Italy’s L’Indro

IranPolitik co-founder and managing editor Farzan Sabet recently conducted an interview with Italy’s L’Indro on the the P5+1-Iran nuclear negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, and the interim agreement reached on Sunday 24 November 2013. Excerpts of the interview can be found in Italian on L’Indro’s article page.    



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Soft War: Senior Democrat calls on Obama not to fix Iran’s planes

According to Global Affairs, the Hill’s International Relations blog, Representative Brad Sherman (D-California), a senior Democrat on the House of Representative’s Foreign Affairs panel, this Tuesday expressed his opposition to the provision in this weekend’s P5+1-Iran Interim Nuclear Agreement which would allow Iranian airlines to refurbish their aging fleet of airplanes. According to the relevant…



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Could we soon be watching IRGC TV?

According to Ayandeh Online, a web-based publication in Iran, beginning in February a state “institution” will begin operating a new television station in the country. The article states that cultural officials within this “institution” have criticized the Voice and Visage of the Islamic Republic, Iran’s main public broadcaster, for not being sufficiently “revolutionary”. The new…



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The P5+1-Iran Interim Nuclear Agreement: First impression of an agreement 11 years in the making

IranPolitik was live at the Intercontinental Hotel and Centre International de Conference Geneve (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland, as the historic interim agreement between the United Nations Security Council Permanent Five plus Germany (P5+1) and the Islamic Republic of Iran was signed and unveiled to the world. While the agreement is a very positive step toward…



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The Third Geneva P5+1 – Iran Talks: Day Two

The P5+1-Iran nuclear negotiations are complex and have many moving parts, from the negotiations themselves, to the interests, positions, and actions of states with a big stake but no direct role such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, to the domestic politics of all of actors involved. IranPolitik’s day by day analysis of the Third Geneva…



L'Indro P5+1-Iran Interim Agreement

Interview – IranPolitik w/ Germany’s Tagesschau

IranPolitik co-founder and managing editor Farzan Sabet recently conducted an interview with Germany’s Tagesschau on the third round of the P5+1-Iran nuclear negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. Excerpts of the interview can be seen in German at the following links: 21 November 2013 / 22 November 2013 (1) / 22 November 2013 (2) 



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The Third Geneva P5+1 – Iran Talks: Day One

The P5+1-Iran nuclear negotiations are complex and have many moving parts, from the negotiations themselves, to the interests, positions, and actions of states with a big stake but no direct role such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, to the domestic politics of all of actors involved. IranPolitik’s day by day analysis of the Third Geneva…



Khamenei rallies Basij commanders

Khamenei rallies Basij commanders on the first day of the Third Geneva Talks

Yesterday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke to a meeting of 50,000 Basij commander from across Iran in commemoration of the end of Muharram, the ten days of mourning marking the martyrdom of the Shi’a holy figure Imam Hossein. The speech appeared aimed at rallying his conservative domestic base by insisting that Iran would…



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The Third round of the Geneva P5+1-Iran Nuclear Negotiations: A Primer

INTRODUCTION The upcoming third round of the Geneva talks between the United Nations Security Council Permanent Five plus Germany (P5+1) and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will take place between Wednesday 20 and Friday 22 November in Geneva, Switzerland, could be a decisive turning point in the Iranian nuclear saga which began in earnest…



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Event – IranPolitik @ The Graduate Institute, Geneva

IranPolitik co-founder and managing editor Farzan Sabet presented at an international research workshop, entitled The fragments imagine the nation? Minorities in the colonial and postcolonial Middle East, at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, on 08 November 2013. The workshop was organized by Jordi Tejel as part of the States, Minorities and Conflicts in the Middle East…