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Losing an Enemy – Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy

“Losing an Enemy is a riveting account of the diplomacy behind Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, an issue that will continue to be at the forefront of American foreign policy as we enter the Trump era.” —Francis Fukuyama

Tuesday 20 June 2017

NEW ISSUE Armanshahr HR & Civil Society NEWSLETTER issue no.199 (Year VIII), 22 APRIL 2017

READ the latest issue of Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA bilingual Human Rights and Civil Society weekly newsletter, no 199, Year VIII

Tuesday 23 May 2017

IRAN: Briefing Note on the Repression of Trade Unionists

Repression and harassment of trade unionists and workers in Iran is part of a systematic denial of the most basic rights of workers , who are subjected to discriminatory and politically motivated laws and a judicial system that is set to silence independent labour movements and other dissidents.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran by a Wide Margin

Source : New York Times President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on May 13. With most of the votes from Friday’s election counted, the Interior Ministry said Mr. Rouhani had won 22.8 million. Credi tEbrahim Noroozi/Associated […]

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Trump, the EU, and Iran Policy: Multiple Pathways Ahead

Carnegie Europe CORNELIUS ADEBAHR With U.S. President Donald Trump now in office, the campaign rhetoric that created anxiety and uncertainty around the globe is giving way to actual presidential policies. While candidate Trump did not […]

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Guissou Jahangiri: La participation politique des femmes iraniennes au pouvoir, un chemin semé d’embuches

Guissou Jahangiri: Les élections présidentielles ainsi que celles des Conseils islamiques des villes et des villages auront lieu simultanément le 19 mai prochain en Iran. Ce sera la douzième fois que l’on élit un président, et la cinquième édition des élections des Conseils, 38 ans après la révolution dite islamique.

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Inside the Women’s Ward: Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison

Political prisoners held in the Women’s Ward at Iran’s Evin Prison are routinely denied medical care and hospitalization, face severely restricted or denied visitation rights even with their young children, are deprived of regular telephone contact with their families, and are not provided adequate nutrition, according to a report released today by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Monday 6 March 2017

2016 Int. Women’s Film Festival Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery of 4th edition of the “International Women’s Film Festival – Herat” at Gardens of Babur, in Kabul on 19 October 2016 with hundreds of artists, filmmakers, officials & people from different walks of life.

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Former lover of the poet known as Iran’s Sylvia Plath breaks his silence

50 yrs after Forough Farrokhzad’s death, Ebrahim Golestan talks about his affair with the giant of Persian literature. “In every culture you have cultural icons, like Shakespeare in Britain. Farrokhzad was like that”.

Tuesday 14 February 2017

2016 Int. Women’s Film Festival Award: Best documentary maker Shirin Barghnavard & Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah/Iran

Shirin Barghnavard & Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah from Iran were awarded as the best documentary maker for the film “Scenes from a Divorce” by the international jury.

Tuesday 7 February 2017