U.S.-Iran Relations

  • Ansari “Cautiously Optimistic” About February Elections January 9, 2003
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    Washington, DC  – Scholar and professor at Exeter University in England Dr. Ali Massoud Ansari was “cautiously optimistic” that reformist politicians in Iran would prove triumphant in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections, at a lecture given at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Friday. Among other topics concerning the ...
  • Dr. Farhang Mehr on the Role of Religion in Middle East Politics January 4, 2003
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    Washington, DC – Dr. Farhang Mehr, professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, discussed "The Impact of Religion on Politics in the Middle East" at the Library of Congress on March 27. The lecture was sponsored jointly by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Forum ...
  • Iran Experts Debate Iran’s Political Future in Washington, DC October 30, 2002
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    Washington, DC – On Wednesday, October 30, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. held a panel discussion entitled “What Future for Political Reform in Iran?” The panelists were Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University, Nasser Hadian, Visiting Scholar at the Middle East ...
  • NIAC Letters Persuade Representatives to Support Bill October 21, 2002
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    Also see NIAC ANALYSIS: Struggle for future of US Iran policy heats up on Capitol Hill  Washington, DC – Letters sent by NIAC users through the CapWiz Action Center is already bearing fruit. NIAC's Congressional Correspondent Hiromi Hayashi reports that the numerous letters and emails sent to two ...
  • Should Iran’s Frozen Assets Be Used to Compensate Victims of Terrorism? October 2, 2002
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    SHOULD IRAN'S FROZEN ASSETS BE USED TO COMPENSATE VICTIMS OF TERRORISM? Washington, DC – Amendments have been introduced to Section 11 of the Terrorism Risk Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 3210) and its Senate version, The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (S.R. 2600), which if ...
  • Struggle for Future of US Iran Policy Heats Up on Capitol Hill September 18, 2002
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    While the nation is discussing how to deal with Iraq and Saddam Hussein, the debate on what to do with Iraq’s neighbor to the east – Iran – is heating up on Capitol Hill. While the hawks are preparing the ground for a regime change in ...
  • Are Sanctions on Syria a Way to Get at Iran? September 18, 2002
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    Congress is considering imposing sanctions on Syria, which some analysts fear can indicate a return to the “sanctions frenzy” of the mid 1990’s when sanctions were imposed on Iran. On September 18, the House International Relations Committee held a hearing on the Syria Accountability Act. Some pundits believe that the ...