Category diplomacy

CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin Takes A Look Inside Iran [The Iranian]

Interview with CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin on her new book ‘Inside Iran’. First published in The Iranian on 5 June 2018: Medea Benjamin’s entry into the public sphere came with disruptive vigor in May 2013, when she interrupted an address by former US President Barack Obama to object to his then policy on the use of […]

Will Europe Save The Iranian Nuclear Accord? [The Iranian]

Round up of International Crisis Group report on the outlook of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. First published in The Iranian on 23 January 2018: Two years since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), there is broad consensus that it is a success. Iran is compliant and the signatories should hold […]

Boris Johnson’s blunder on Nazanin is now one too many [The New Arab]

Comment piece in The New Arab after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made false remarks on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s presence in Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian dual national, who has been languishing in an Iranian jail on trumped up charges since April 2016, was brought before notorious hardline Judge Salavati in a revolutionary court on 4 November. […]

Should The UK Do More To Bring Kamal Foroughi Home? [The Iranian]

In-depth piece on the UK policy around dual nationals, after British-Iranian Kamal Foroughi’s 78th birthday. Foroughi has spent over six years in an Iranian jail. First published in The Iranian on 11 September 2017: “The FCO have been aware since 2013 and provided assistance to the family but it has not been able to provide […]