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Jul 14, 2015, 11:46 PM
The Ayatollah Cashed In
In one of life’s remarkable coincidences I’ve picked up a new running song that could also be a counter statement to the Iran deal. The lyrics of “I AM” by star DJ Axwell deal with leadership: a world saved...
Jun 3, 2015, 3:34 PM
Cementing Wrong Bridges
For many Iranians the desire to support their compatriots inside the country is an essential part of their identity – whether they live in Europe, the United States or any other part of the world. Some help children in...
Aug 15, 2014, 6:14 PM
It has been an incredibly long time that I last listened to Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera "The Silent Serenade". It was back in my student years at the University of Bayreuth and it was just this week that I...
Jun 12, 2014, 5:57 PM
Don’t lose sight of Iran’s meddling
Since ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has gained significant ground in Iraq over the past few days there's a theory evolving that behind the rise of this particular terrorist organization there might be Iran's Quds Forces. Sounds...
Feb 12, 2014, 5:08 PM
Iran’s satirical reality
When I learned that the German Council on Foreign Relations planned on hosting Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic, I even considered for a nano second to accredit myself for this satirical reality. After all, I...
Nov 25, 2013, 4:27 PM
Iranian freedom cancelled
The US has sold out Iran's civil society to cut a shallow deal with an Islamist dictatorship
Oct 17, 2013, 6:50 PM
The Iranian Deal That Is a Good One
Sometime ago I mentioned at a conference in Rome that there's a similarity between the Iranian nuclear crisis and the writings of Paul Auster. Of course by that similarity I don't intend to compare one of America's finest novelists...
Sep 25, 2013, 12:39 PM
Iranian Version of Groundhog Day
When dealing with the Iranian regime I'm often reminded of the movie "Groundhog Day". Bill Murray caught in a time trap and reliving the same day over and over again. While listening to Hassan Rouhani's speech at the United...
Sep 6, 2013, 5:11 PM
Fraudulent Moves by a Fraudulent Regime
So this week we learned that Hassan Rouhani's Twitter account is a fraud. An information that shouldn't surprise us at all as the regime that created the fraud account is a fraud itself. What else have we learned recently about...
Sep 3, 2013, 10:35 AM
American Delays and Israeli Nightmares
During the past years of Barack Obama’s presidency I’ve learned to never underestimate him – both in positive and negative terms. He deserves credit for being the second US President after Abraham Lincoln to have ordered the extra –...
Saba Farzan is a German-Iranian journalist and Executive Director at Foreign Policy Circle, a strategy think tank in Berlin.