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IRAN – Documentary by VICE Media (15 Apr 2020)

Over the past weeks and months, Iran has descended into chaos. From the downing of a passenger jet to the assassination of a top general, and now one of the world’s largest coronavirus outbreaks, life in the Islamic Republic is facing its toughest challenges since it was founded in 1979. Just days before all hell… Continue reading IRAN – Documentary by VICE Media (15 Apr 2020)

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Summary In Lebanon, Hezbollah now controls broad areas of political and social life. It has become a state within a state. How can the “Party of God” be confronted? In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite “party of God”. Since the end of the civil war in 1990,… Continue reading Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi (6 Jan 2020)

Summary The Friday killing of Iran’s best-known military commander in a U.S. airstrike prompted an outpouring of grief in Tehran — along with vows of vengeance. In the aftermath of Qassem Soleimani’s death, the country’s leaders and President Trump exchanged threats about what might come next. To share Iran’s perspective, Iranian Ambassador to the United… Continue reading Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi (6 Jan 2020)

VICE News: Iran’s Power Over Iraq (3 Jan 2020)

Iran and Iraq fought one of the longest and bloodiest wars of the 20th century, which cost the lives of more than a million people and cemented the two countries’ rivalry in the decades that followed. But after ISIS took over wide swaths of Iraq, Iran came to Iraq’s aid. After the defeat of ISIS,… Continue reading VICE News: Iran’s Power Over Iraq (3 Jan 2020)