Now that the repressive regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has finally left the scene since he was ineligible to run again in 2014, and the perceived more moderate administration of Hassan Rouhani has risen to power, an easing of tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary
Mohammad Reza Rahimi, an official under ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sent to Evin prison to begin five-year term.
Few expected Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to fade into the political twilight when he packed up his things at the Iranian president’s office in 2013.He’s too young. Too ambitious. Too comfortably combative.He may now be plotting the trajectory of his return one click at a time. Show More Summary
“Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday launched his official website, in a possible return to the political scene a year before legislative elections,” AFP reports. “The hardline conservative has stayed out of the public eye since his mandate [...] The post Ahmadinejad Eyes Possible Return in Iran appeared first on Political Wire.
2015 extends the crises of the Middle East. They impact the entire world, starting with the riots from 2009, continuing with the disastrous policies of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad government and culminating with the Arab Spring chaos. "The blast" (like the blast of an explosion) of the revolution revives existing conflicts. Show More Summary
THE gaping political rift between Iran and the West can be attributed to many things, from the fiery rhetoric of the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to the geopolitics of oil. But perhaps the biggest stumbling block to a more productive dialogue is a profound lack of understanding. Show More Summary
The Middle East is one of the most volatile regions in the world — it is no stranger to upheaval. The 2009 uprisings in Iran and the brinksmanship of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government were followed by the chaos of the Arab Spring,
When then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in 2007 that there were no gay people in Iran, he was correct in one sense. Because homosexuality is illegal and punishable by imprisonment, torture or execution, the idea of someone living their life openly...
In 2006, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, which was promptly ignored. The context was mounting international pressure on the Iranian regime, especially the UN Security Council, which was nearly unanimous in demanding that Iran stop all nuclear enrichment entirely. Show More Summary
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is looking toward his political future. Ahmadinejad has been relatively quiet since the ascendance of the moderate Rouhani, but the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) is only one of many outlets that have reported on his desire to make a comeback. According to Amir Mohebbian, a leading political analyst, Ahmadinejad’s attempt [...]
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In 2009, it felt as if Twitter was on the cusp of becoming a real agent of social change. Following the reelection of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranians took to the streets to protest what many felt was a fixed election....Show More Summary
Executions, captive journalists and political prisoners: while Hassan Rouhani might represent a positive change on the international stage, in Iran, things are still much as they were under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In June 2009, following the contentious re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian security forces raided dorms at Tehran University, allegedly armed with tear gas. According to reports, some students were beaten, some killed, and others vanished. Show More Summary
Sune Engel Rasmussen looks at the state of censorship in Hassan Rouhani’s Iran and finds that, while the restrictive policies of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been rolled back, much remains the same as always: Authorities continue to close media outlets with the stroke of a pen. Show More Summary
Nearly six years ago, I penned a post titled “Leaders Who Lie,” mostly about the blatant misinformation campaign propagated by one Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I followed it up several years later with a similarly themed post titled “PR Rogues Gallery,” which broadened the meme to include Yasser Arafat, Syria’s Assad, Libya’s Qaddafi and Russia, which could […]
(Scott Johnson) As badly as Barack Obama wants to sell us out to the mullahs, they have a way of reminding us just how they feel about us. Say what you will about him, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never much sought to camouflage his feelingsShow More Summary
It wasn’t even five years ago that Iran reelected hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a disputed presidential election, openly admitted it was building a uranium enrichment facility and brazenly test-fired missiles capable of hitting targets in Israel. Show More Summary
Just before leaving office, the Iranian press confronted president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a Transparency International report declaring Iran "the second most corrupt country in the world." As the outraged journalists demanded to know...Show More Summary
Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term