All Blog Posts Tagged 'Iran' (101)

Conflicting views of Islam spill onto the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men’s match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men. The significance of Ms. Samir’s appearance highlighted the battle for the soul of Islam that is being fought on the pitch as much as it is being waged on multiple other fronts. It also spotlighted strategies to counter militant ideologies.

Ms. Samir, the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 21, 2015 at 12:43am — No Comments

Women’s Sporting Rights: The battle is in Philadelphia… and Riyadh

By James M. Dorsey

A pre-teen female player has attracted widespread attention with her fight to overturn a clerical ban on her right to play football alongside boys in a co-ed league. Backed by her parents, the player initially succeeded with an online and media campaign to force the clergy to lift the ban temporarily. However, the clergy has since rescinded its decision and definitively reinstituted the ban. Not taking no for an answer, the player earlier this month launched a…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 14, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

Asian Cup Politics: more than just a game

Asian Cup Politics: more than just a game

By James M. Dorsey

Kuwait may have scored the first goal against Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup but when the match ended 4:1 in favour of the Australian hosts the message was not simply a defeat on the pitch. It highlighted the importance and the impact of Middle Eastern politics on the region’s game.

In a world in which diplomacy has expanded from government-to-government contacts into public and cultural…

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Added by James M Dorsey on January 10, 2015 at 2:31am — No Comments

Gulf-Iranian proxy war spills onto the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

A Saudi-led proxy war against Iran playing out in Syria and Iraq has expanded onto the soccer pitch with a last minute decision by the Palestinian national team to cancel a friendly against Iran. The cancellation officially on technical grounds came barely two weeks before Iran meets two of its Gulf nemeses, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in politically loaded matches during the Asian…

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Added by James M Dorsey on December 27, 2014 at 1:18am — No Comments

From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish Minorities Push For Autonomy

By James M. Dorsey



More than than three years into Syria’s brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State, the jihadist group that has conquered chunks of Syria and Iraq, for Kobani, a stone’s throw from the Syrian-Turkish border, symbolises Syrian Kurdish aspirations. It has galvanised Turkish Kurdish emotions at a time of fragile peace negotiations between Turkey and the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on December 19, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments

Activists expand labour and human rights campaign beyond Qatar to include all Gulf states

By James M. Dorsey

Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The activists hope that Qatar may move quicker on promised reforms given that the integrity of the Gulf state’s successful 2022 World Cup bid has again been called into question as a result of world soccer body FIFA’s four-year long corruption…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 24, 2014 at 1:57am — No Comments

Volleyball federation sanctions Iran in new assertiveness on women’s sporting rights

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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Added by James M Dorsey on November 11, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

Nuclear Flashpoints: US-Iran Tensions Over Timetables and Terms

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Garrett Nada…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 12, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments

The Volatile Factors Underlying a Potential Iran Nuclear Deal

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Garrett Nada…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Countdown to the Final Iran Nuclear Deal

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

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…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 9, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

January 2014 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:

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Added by TransConflict on February 3, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Iran Agreement Sets Agenda for Talks Toward Larger Pact

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Iran Diplomacy Heightens Pressure From Opponents

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Viola Gienger

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…

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 5, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Pakistan Prime Minister’s U.S. Visit: Essential Ties, Difficult Issues

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view this post on the web site, click here.

By Moeed Yusuf

Pakistan’s newly elected…
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Added by Viola Gienger on October 21, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Can the U.S. dilute its stance on Syria?

Can the U.S. dilute its stance on Syria?



21st September is the U.N. declared "International Day of Peace" and the countries around the world have one more chance this year to uphold peace and stop warfare to walk on the path of peace and nonviolence.



Iran which was in spotlight in the recent past has gradually transforming itself these days to stop its nuclear operations for destruction and its President is vowing to assure peace at all means. Today, the… Continue

Added by Balamurali Balaji on September 19, 2013 at 11:11pm — No Comments

“Humanitarian intervention?” Imperialism still stinks, Part 4

Final in the series on http://engagingpeace.com by guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi…

Gaza libera. Free Palestine
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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 29, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Iran’s Youth Energy that Elected Rouhani Shows in Parkour, Fashion Fever

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the USIP web site, click here.

 

By Viola Gienger

“Religiously…
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Added by Viola Gienger on August 21, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

The Rouhani Presidency: Will Iran-U.S. Relations Improve?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the web site, click here.

 

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…

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Added by Viola Gienger on July 31, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Iran's Rouhani is on Twitter: Change in 140 Characters?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog, The Olive Branch, in cooperation with The Iran Primer. To read the story on the USIP web site, click here.



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…

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Added by Viola Gienger on July 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What to do instead of bombing Iran?

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.…

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Added by Jan Oberg on February 25, 2013 at 9:06am — 5 Comments

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