Mansour Farhang

Professor of Political Science at Bennington College

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Professor of Political Science at Bennington College in Vermont and member of the advisory board of Middle East Watch, a branch of Human Rights Watch; co-author of The US Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference and author of US Imperialism: The Spanish American War to the Iranian Revolution; Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations (1979-1980);

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The US wants a new resolution from the UN Security Council to increase sanctions against Iran for its continued enrichment of nuclear fuel.

Iran's Nuclear Development and the Prospects for War

The US wants a new resolution from the UN Security Council to increase sanctions against Iran for its continued enrichment of nuclear fuel.

from To the Point

After a week and a half of what looked like comfortable
captivity in Iran, fifteen British marines and sailors are back with their
families as the rest of the world looks at the…

Freed Sailors Arrive in London amid Many Questions

After a week and a half of what looked like comfortable captivity in Iran, fifteen British marines and sailors are back with their families as the rest of the world looks at the…

from To the Point

Iran has released a videotape and three letters purporting to be from Faye Turney, the lone woman among fifteen British captives, apologizing for crossing into Iran's territorial…

Another Growing Crisis in the Middle East

Iran has released a videotape and three letters purporting to be from Faye Turney, the lone woman among fifteen British captives, apologizing for crossing into Iran's territorial…

from To the Point

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