By James M. Dorsey
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men’s world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches. The warning signals a new assertiveness driven by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make adherence to human, gender and labour rights a condition for potential hosts of major sporting events and…
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There’s no single formula for a nuclear deal with Iran. The United States compares negotiations to solving a Rubik’s Cube™, because so many pieces are…Continue
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From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click …Continue
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A second round of talks with Iran is coming up later this week in Geneva, and the temperature is rising in the region and beyond. The pressure is intense on all sides in the…Continue
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By Thomas Omestad
The start of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency with his swearing-in on Aug. 4 will enhance prospects for at least a modest improvement in U.S.-Iranian relations, though…Continue
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By Garrett Nada
Hassan Rouhani is big into Twitter. (Or at least someone in his office is.) Since his election, Iran’s new president has tweeted prolifically…Continue
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Here is a lecture I held at the World Peace Academy in Basel, Switzerland. I show here some pf my photos from my Iran trip, I outline why the present Western policies on Iran are counterproductive and, third, what must be done instead. It's only a hint - so much can be done to both prevent a looming war and to build trust.
I'd be happy to receive your comments and for your sharing it throughout your system.…
What you mostly hear in the Western mainstream media is extremely biased.
This newTFF PressInfo 1-2013 outlines why a) what you hear is basically one-sided, demonizing and missed the relevant factors and the wider regional apsects - and b) what should be done instead. Because, if the present US-EU-NATO policy is maintained for long, it is bound to lead to war - whether intended or not.…
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By Daniel Moskowitz
Denver, Colorado USA
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Here is 19 constructive proposals in the direction of war-prevention and long-term peace.
It contrasts sharply the present discourse which is dominated by intellectually lazy and anachronistic talk about war as an option. War on Iran is not an option!
It's been published by IPS - the Inte Press Service. You are welcome to use it but you must print the © of IPS and myself as author.
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What a bizarre circumstance this is. The irrational Iranians are behaving too reasonably.
The unmovable Iranians seem to be compromising too readily.
This past weekend, the United States and other major nations finally spoke with Iran. In 10 hours of talks (or 5 with translations), minus a lunch break, Iran agreed to a framework for ensuring that…
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