Iran is running into the same hurdles that prevented previous world powers from dominating Lebanon Can you imagine one of these in Jounieh? If you haven’t read Neil MacFarquhar’s report in the New York Times about Iran’s attempts to “deepen” its influence in Lebanon, please go ahead and do it right now. It recounts with […]
The supply of Electricity from Iran to Lebanon would be convenient for Iran and for some Lebanese parties, but it won’t be happening anytime soon.
A smart and interesting angle from Andrew Exum: Hezbollah finds itself in much the same position as the United States as it watches the clouds of war gather between Israel and Iran. Like the United States, it has reason to hope conflict can be averted. But like the United States, it is realistic about the […]
This is either an extremely crass and classless act, or a brilliant plan hatched by a peace activist to raise awareness of the possibility of war.
Fascinating report from Robert Worth: It was meant to be a crowning moment in which Iran put its own Islamic stamp on the Arab Spring [...] As delegates flooded into a vast auditorium next to a space needle in western Tehran, a screen showed images of the Iranian revolution in 1979, morphing seamlessly into footage […]
The Washington Post: Hispan TV — the first Spanish-language channel airing from the Middle East — will broadcast news, documentaries, movies and Iranian films 24 hours a day. [...] “The new channel will limit the ground for supremacy of dominance seekers,” Ahmadinejad said during a Tehran ceremony marking the inauguration. “It will be a means […]
Very nice pictures. It’s easy to get lost in the stereotype of a country full of warmongering, finger-waving and humorless bearded men, but one would do well to remember that this is an ancient place with amazing richness in culture, history and art..
Tony Badran has an interesting take on Sayyed Nasrallah’s Ashoura speech. In his view, the speech serves to prepare a reluctant flock for a confrontation with Israel over Iran’s weapons: The overriding motif of the address was the perseverance of the faithful regardless of the hardships they must face and the sacrifices they must make. […]
Today, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made a rare public appearance. One of the things he said was: I address our enemies when I say that the Resistance is here to stay; day after day our troops are growing, our arms are developing and they are being constantly renewed This can of course be dismissed as regular […]