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Iran's secret plan for summer offensive to force US out of Iraq | Iraq | Guardian Unlimited

by springnet
Iran is secretly forging ties with al-Qaida elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a summer showdown with coalition forces intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for full military withdrawal

Iran and the West

by duncannichols
an excellent article about Iran's relations with the west.

Ingenious Iranian PR and Diplomacy - Releasing British Sailors as "Easter Gift"

by trnscndr
In one fell-swoop today Iran and their seemingly Napoleonic leader, Ahmadinejad, made everyone in the world further consider the possibility that Bush and Co. are all smoke when it comes to their portrayal of Iran as "warmongering" or set on anything other than than defending itself against proven aggressors. They announced plans to release British POW's as an "Easter" gift. What a coup for these witty Persians. With smiling faces on their captives they presented themselves as fair and appropriately deliberative, if not gracious.

Second Class Citizens

by Beju
International Women's Day was celebrated on March the 8th all around the world. However, it seems that in some countries, women have very little rights and are constantly abused, raped and treated like second class citizens. This piece talks about the womans rights advocates arrested in Iran and the lashing of a woman in Saudi Arabia


A new era for Iran’s democracy Mehrdad Mashayekhi - openDemocracy

by tsalon
Mehrdad Mashayekhi analyses the new paradigm in Iranian democracy movements: “an epoch-making renaissance” in political culture and discourse

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