US-Iran Dialogue Key to Curbing Proliferation, Experts tell Senate

Washington, D.C – The U.S. needs to begin communicating with Iran either through track-II meetings or through its European allies in order to contain Iran’s nuclear proliferation capability, testified Anthony Cordesman, fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies, before a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.

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Bay Area Panel Discusses US-Iran Relations Under the Bush Administration

Washington, DC – Panelists at a Bay area event entitled “Is Iran America’s New Whipping Boy?” predicted that Iran will remain high on the US agenda as neo-conservatives work to retain what the panel described as US and Israeli supremacy in the region. Ali Ferdowsi, chair of the History and Political Science Department at Notre Dame de Namur University, and Dariush Zahedi, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, discussed America’s intense focus on Iran and the reasons behind it at the second public forum held on August 29 by the Bay Area Iranian American Democrats.

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BILL: “IRAN AND THE UNITED STATES ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE”

Washington DC, February 21, 2004 – Renowned Iran scholar and author of the seminal work The Eagle and the Lion: The Tragedy of American Iranian Relations, James Bill, made a rare public appearance at the Middle East Institute to present his observations on U.S.-Iranian relations over the past forty-years. Mr. Bill gave an in

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CONGRESS REACTS TO IRAN – CONDEMNATION OF ELECTIONS AND PRAISE FOR US AID WORKERS

Washington DC, February 20, 2004 – Two significant resolutions in regard to Iran have been introduced in the House of Representatives. On January 23, Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) submitted H.Res. 501 urging the United States President to use all available diplomatic means to support the Iranian people in their struggles for

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Takeyh: ‘The Islamic Republic Died This Month’

Washington, D.C. – “The Islamic Republic died this month,” said Ray Takeyh, director of studies at the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, at a lecture at the Middle East Institute Wednesday. Takeyh argued that the vitality of the Islamic Republic has expired as a reformable government after conservative institutions barred several reformist candidates from competing in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

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Member Publishes Book on Iraq

Washington, D.C. – In the midst of the recent war against Iraq , the American people’s curiosity about the region has spawned numerous publications on Saddam Hussein, his regime, and terrorism.  However, Basic Books introduced a new book by a NIAC Board of Advisors member, which tilts the pointing glass and focuses it in a unique direction.  “The New Iraq:  Rebuilding the Country for its people, the Middle East, and the World,” by Joseph Braude, stands out among the myriad of new manuscripts, for it turns the world’s attention to the Iraqi people themselves, their history, their agony and suffering under the current regime, and  their place in transforming the future of the Middle East.  

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