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Article, Interview 14 May 2013

Iran: EFD Senior Fellow says reform is impossible in the Islamic Republic

Interview: EFD Senior Fellow says he is "closing the book" on the possibility of reform in the Islamic Republic....
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Article 14 May 2013

Iran: No Freedom of Religion

The Iranian government continues to carry out human rights violations on the basis of religious affiliation....
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Interview 14 May 2013

Prospects for Reform in the Arab World

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour says that as long as secular voices in the Arab world are not tolerated, prospects for change remain elusive....
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Article 13 May 2013

Proscribing Hezbollah: a boost for Lebanon and EU

Senior EFD Policy Advisor, Magnus Norell, discusses how an EU agreement to proscribe the Shi'a militant group Hezbollah could benefit both the EU and Lebanon....
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Article 08 May 2013

Online recruitment of Iranian militants

An Iranian website associated with the country's Supreme Leader is attempting to recruit individuals to attack Israel....
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Article 06 May 2013

China: Iran’s economic saviour

Iran's relationship with China has become a strategic lifeline, as the country bears the weight of international sanctions....
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Article 02 May 2013

Iran: elections without democracy

In the run-up to 2013 Iran’s presidential elections, EFD Fellow, Wahied Wahdat-Hagh discusses the prospects for democracy in a country where Islamists keep maintaining control....
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Article 30 April 2013

Iran: Poverty on the rise

Unemployment and labour unrest are on the rise in Iran, but the government is ignoring the issue....
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Article 25 April 2013

Iran awaits Presidential Elections

There are growing discussions over who should become Iran's next president....
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Article 25 April 2013

When jihadism becomes a domestic threat

Claims that radicalisation occurs through a lack of integration are unfounded says EFD Senior Policy Advisor....
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Article 24 April 2013

Ahmadinejad attempts to postpone elections

Iranian politicians say President Ahmadinejad wants to postpone upcoming elections....
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Article 23 April 2013

EU and Egypt: realpolitik vs. human rights

Valentina Colombo examines EU policy towards Egypt in light of recent sectarian violence. The EU’s High Representative, Catherine Ashton, was visiting Cairo when, during the funeral service for four Egyptian Christians who were recently killed, violence broke out once again between Coptic Christians and Muslims around St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, in the Abbasiyya quarter. Two people died and some 80 were wounded. Since the beginning...
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Article 18 April 2013

Iranian cleric says house arrests don’t exist in Islam

Iranian cleric says reformist politicians Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi are not under house arrest....
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Article 17 April 2013

Iranian regime targets actresses

The Iranian regime is using the help of Interpol to track Iranian actresses....
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Article 09 April 2013

No stop for Iran’s nuclear ambitions

On the occasion of Iran's "national day of atomic technology", President Ahmadinejad warns that no state is capable of halting its nuclear programme. Are negotiations doomed to fail?...
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Article 05 April 2013

No word on Iranian agent detained in Bulgaria

During preparations for an attack on a synagogue, an Iranian al-Quds Brigade is arrested in Sofia....
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Article 04 April 2013

I used to be an Islamist

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour tells of how he turned his back on the allure of religious fundamentalism....
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Article 04 April 2013

The Little Girls’ Revolution

The tragic death of an 8 year-old girl sparks passing of Child Protection Law in the United Arab Emirates....
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Article 03 April 2013

How Islamists deny the Holocaust

A leading Iranian newspaper claims the Jewish festival of Purim was a holocaust committed against the Persians....
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Article 26 March 2013

Does the key to Tehran lie in Moscow?

In the below article, EFD Fellow, Wahied Wahdat-Hagh draws attention to Russian-Iranian relations, which could represent an alternative to the Iranian-American dialogue in solving the nuclear issue....
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Article 22 March 2013

What is the future for US-Iranian relations?

Today Iran enjoys the prospect of improved relations with Russia, yet hope for dialogue with the US looks set to remain bleak....
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Article 16 March 2013

Losing influence in Africa, Morocco has to change its policy

In the below article, EFD Senior Fellow, Bakary Sambe discusses how growing Turkish influence within West Africa is leaving regional powers such as Morocco looking further south for new opportunities....
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Article 15 March 2013

Acceptance or resistance? Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Iranian scholar says that the West must accept Iran's nuclear programme if it wants to avoid war....
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Broadcast 15 March 2013

Salafism as a danger to society

EFD Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal and danger of Salafism On March 15,  the Forum Emanzipatorischer Islam, along with the support of the European Foundation for Democracy hosted an evening of discussion on Salafism. EFD Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal and danger of the Islamic fundamentalist movement especially to young people. Click here to listen the Ö1 Radio report. ....
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Article 08 March 2013

Iran: Children under Pressure to Convert

Harassment against Bahai schoolchildren is on the rise, as Iranian schoolteachers are given instructions from the state to pressure children to covert to Islam....
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Article 07 March 2013

A nuclear train without brakes

The historical narrative paints a clear picture that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and shows no signs of being deterred. EFD Fellow, Wahied Wahdat-Hag deals with this issue showing the failure of UN nuclear negotiations with Iran....
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Article 07 March 2013

Iran: Violence against the Bahai goes unpunished (Part 1)

The Bahai religious minority has been victimised for more than 30 years by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Bahai International Community has published a new report entitled, “Violence with Impunity: Acts of Aggression Against Iran’s Bahai Community”....
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Article 01 March 2013

Iran: Farmer rebellion due to water scarcity

In areas of Iran people are suffering from water scarcity. This recently sparked off a farmer rebellion in Ishafan, where insurgents burned down buses and attacked a police station to free arrested farmers....
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Article 01 March 2013

Sedighi: “Iran will never give up its right to enrich uranium”

Iranian cleric declares that only Ali Khamenei, leader of the Islamic revolution, can decide how much uranium Iran is going to enrich....
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Article 01 March 2013

The West and the Muslim Brotherhood after the Arab Spring

Few observers foresaw the Arab Spring, but it should not have surprised anyone that the Islamist movements became the main beneficiaries of the ensuing turmoil....
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Article 28 February 2013

Iranian regime: “P5+1 must change its policy”

According to the Iranian regime, the group of 5 plus 1 must change its policy and not Iran....
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Article 26 February 2013

Hezbollah Worried; Europe Should be Too

For years, European countries pushed off the issue of adding Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of banned terrorist groups, citing the fact that the group had not carried out terrorist attacks on the continent since the 1980s. Sure, it raised funds across the continent hand-over-first, and provided logistical support to operatives carrying out attacks elsewhere, but that fell below the European threshold of bombs exploding in Europe. But in...
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Article 25 February 2013

Hezbollah: Calling a spade a spade

Being its activities designated as terrorist in most EU countries, "Hezbollah remains confident that the influence of Germany and France will see to it that the EU will not proscribe the group"....
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Article 21 February 2013

Iran’s desperate call for “economic jihad”

EFD Fellow Wahied Wahdat-Hagh discusses how Iran's call for "economic jihad" points to serious concern among the Iranian authorities....
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Article 21 February 2013

Sham elections for a new form of totalitarian rule

Various Islamist groups in Iran are engaged in power struggles but all of them are part of the establishment of the Islamist dictatorship. All other secular groups, from socialists and communists, to nationalist and royalist are either forbidden or heavily persecuted....
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Article 19 February 2013

It’s time to brand Hizbollah a terror organisation

Hizbollah has turned out to be an important player in the international terror scene – which is why Europe finally has to take measures....
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