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Akbar Atri
by | Jun 30, 2005

Western news media consider elections in many countries to be legitimate only if international monitors declare them so. Yet, when it came to Iran’s presidential runoff last week — where no such monitors were allowed — they took the government’s…

by | Jun 21, 2005

When it comes to understanding last Friday’s presidential election in Iran, one should not do as many Western media have done, which is to take it at face value. Many interpretations are available and we may never know which one…

by | Jun 1, 2005

While leaders of European Union nations are trying to decide how to interpret the French people’s “no” vote on the EU constitution — and what to do next — I see the event as having great potential significance for my…

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