War & Diplomacy

  • Iran’s Influence in Iraq Debated in Congress June 20, 2003
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    Washington, DC –  The Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) held a panel discussion on the aftermath of the US war on Iraq titled “Aftershocks of the Iraq War:  What Purposes Have Been Fulfilled?” Panelists discussed the likelihood of success of the process of democratization in Iraq and its international ...
  • Statistics Indicate Opposition by Iranian-Americans to US-Sponsored Regime Change in Iran June 19, 2003
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    Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) announced today new statistics on the opinions of the Iranian American community regarding the current US debate on Iran. Amid the student demonstrations, a majority of Iranian-Americans participating in the letter writing campaign report opposing any US-sponsored regime change in ...
  • Middle East Experts Discuss Prospects for Democracy: Roadmap for US-Iran Suggested June 18, 2003
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    Washington, DC –  The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a three-panel conference entitled The Middle East: Post Iraq.  The first panel, Post Iraq War Middle East and Prospects for Liberalization, chaired by former Assistant Secretary of State, Robert Pelletreau, included speakers Shibley Telhami, Marina Ottaway, and Anatol ...
  • Congressman Sherman to Introduce Tougher Sanctions on Iran and Support for Iranian Opposition Groups June 10, 2003
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    Washington, DC – California Democrat Brad Sherman is set to introduce a bill in the House of Representatives that would serve as a counterpart to Senator Brownback’s Iran Democracy Act, which will allocate approximately $57 million to Iranian opposition groups and satellite TVs. Sherman’s bill, however, ...
  • The Iranian Challenge to the US May 27, 2003
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    Washington, DC – At a May 21 Washington Institute for Near East Policy luncheon on Iran and Iraq, William Samii, senior regional analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, argued that Tehran is trying to destabilize Iraq. The Iranian government is trying to pull the U.S. into a ...
  • Senator Brownback Announces Iran Democracy Act with Iranian Exiles May 20, 2003
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    Washington, DC – Kansas Senator Sam Brownback announced at a press conference on May 19 that he will introduce a bill, the Iran Democracy Act, asking for fifty million dollars to promote democracy in Iran and to fund Iranian opposition groups. Speaking on Capitol Hill in front of ...
  • Iran Expert to Congressional Staffers: “Talk to Them” May 15, 2003
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    Washington, DC< Three prominent figures on the Middle East spoke before a group of congressional staffers at a luncheon Friday, May 9 on Capitol Hill. Guy Dinmore, and Gary Sick offered thoughts on the current political climate in Iran, especially after the Iraq war. The luncheon, held for Congressional ...
  • To Strike or Not to Strike Iran May 6, 2003
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    Washington, DC – The second panel at the AEI conference dealt with the future of Iran and featured Reuel Marc Gerecht, a resident scholar at AEI and a former CIA specialist on the Middle East, Professor Bernard Hourcade, the head of the Paris-based research team Monde Iranien, and a ...