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Article 03 July 2013

Iran: President Rouhani’s anti-democratic past

EFD Senior Fellow Wahied Wahdat-Hagh reveals how Iran's new President has little respect for democracy. (German)...
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Article 01 July 2013

A Calculating Act

In 2005 Iran's future president Hasan Rohani gave a speech in which he outlined Iran's strategy for dealing with the West regarding its nuclear programme....
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Article 19 June 2013

Iran’s New Machiavellian President

President Hassan Rohani says he wants to have a dialogue with the USA, but under the condition that it accepts Iran's right to have a nuclear programme....
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Mention 18 June 2013

US and Russia divided over Syria

EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya is quoted in USA Today on Russia's position towards Syria....
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Article 17 June 2013

“In Iran there are no free elections”

EFD Senior Fellow discusses Iran's elections, its minorities and Hezbollah's activities in Europe....
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Broadcast 14 June 2013

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour interviewed on Germany’s ZDF

EFD's Ahmad Mansour is interviewed on German television on the topic of Muslim anti-Semitism....
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Article 14 June 2013

What to expect from Russia at the G-8 Summit

EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya discusses how the Middle East will shape discussions at the G-8 Summit....
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Article 13 June 2013

Iran: Fixing the Election

While it is not clear who will win Iran's presidential election, the likely loser will be Iranian civil society....
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Article 13 June 2013

Sunni and Shia jihad in Syria

By referring to her previous article Syria’s Opportunistic Use of Islam, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo discusses the increasing centrality of Islam in Syrian regime’s discourse....
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Article 11 June 2013

Iran in the Mediterranean

Senior Iranian Military Advisor discusses the role of Iran in the Mediterranean region....
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Interview 05 June 2013

The dictator’s candidates

EFD Senior Fellow Wahied Wahdat-Hagh talks to Austria's Der Standard about the choice of candidates in Iran's presidential elections....
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Article 04 June 2013

Iran’s new barbaric laws

In other countries there are pre-election promises. In Iran there is new, barbaric legislation....
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Article 03 June 2013

Armenia’s Choice – Will it be Russia or the EU? And why it should matter to the West

EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya writes about Armenia's political future in Turkish Policy Quarterly....
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Article 31 May 2013

New evidence of Iran’s destabilising influence across South America

Argentinian General Prosecutor Alberto Nisman presented a 500-page dossier providing evidence of the Iranian regime’s efforts at ‘infiltrating’ several South American countries ‘ New evidence of Iran's destabilising influence across South America By Albany Tribune -- (May 31, 2013) By Roberta Bonazzi EFD commends the work of Argentinian General Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who this week presented a 500-page dossier, providing ev...
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Article 31 May 2013

Saeed Jalili and Israel

Iran's presidential candidate Saeed Jalili has not concealed his desire to confront Israel....
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Article 29 May 2013

The Legacy of Ahmadinejad

Over the past eight years President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become one of the world's most talked-about leaders for his controversial statements and uncompromising views....
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Article 23 May 2013

Iran: The logic of Totalitarian power

Iran's presidential elections are testing the country's power structures and many suspect that it is on its way to becoming a totalitarian state....
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Article 16 May 2013

Hezbollah activism online

In Germany a Shi'a Islamic website has emerged which acts to recruit Hezbollah sympathisers. This article is only available in German. Das Shia-Forum.de tritt als eine religiöse Vereinigung auf und verbreitet alle religiösen und politischen Mythen der totalitären Herrscher im Iran in deutscher Sprache. Sie sind Anhänger von Ayatollah Khomeini, Gründer der islamistischen Diktatur im Iran. Sie gehorchen dem heutigen Revolutionsführer A...
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Article 15 May 2013

Iran recruits online for militants to fight Israel

Will the West install a political framework which secures peace and development in Syria, or will its people continue to suffer, much to the benefit of Iran's paranoid leadership?...
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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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