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Iran Liberalism

Iran Liberalism

Aria, an exile’s love song to the people of Iran

As a child in the 1980s almost everything I saw on TV about Iran was wrong. The footage only presented one type of person, often stereotypical. The images on the screen were, themselves, often several years old. When I used to sit in my Canadian home and watch the Canadian…
bubmag
March 23, 2020
Iran Liberalism

Iran releases French researcher Roland Marchal in exchange deal

People gather with banners at Trocadero square in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, calling for the release of French scientists Fariba Adelkhah et Roland Marchal.   -   Copyright  AP Photo/Michel EulerOn Friday, Persian New Year's Day, Iran announced an exchange of detainees between Paris and Tehran.French researcher Roland Marchal was released…
bubmag
March 21, 2020
Iran Liberalism

The Criterion Channel Announces One-Year Anniversary Lineup

The Criterion Channel announces one-year anniversary lineupTo celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of The Criterion Channel, the network has unveiled its lineup of programming set to debut in April, which will include the 1978 animated adaptation of the Richard Adams novel Watership Down and an expansion of the Columbia Noir…
bubmag
March 20, 2020
Iran Liberalism

Putting Diplomacy First

Introduction and summary After nearly two years, the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” approach on Iran has increased the risk of a wider Middle East war and failed to bring the world closer to a better nuclear deal with Iran. In response to the Trump administration’s increased economic pressure through sanctions…
bubmag
March 12, 2020
Iran Liberalism

Coronavirus: The true face of Iran

Oppressive, totalitarian regimes are not noted for flexibility or responsiveness. Something about the knowledge that the communication of bad news to the boss may get you killed or shipped off to the gulag inhibits open dialogue or original thought. No doubt as the Soviet Union dissolved and Russian communism faded…
bubmag
March 7, 2020