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Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East

Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
  Initially published in Egypt's Ahram. After 12 years of diplomatic proposals and 20 months of tough negotiations, theocratic Iran and world powers have reached a nuclear deal that, regardles...
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Jordan says it has foiled Iran-backed bomb attack

Jordan says it has foiled Iran-backed bomb attack | Information wars | Scoop.it
Jordanian authorities have foiled a "terrorist" attack and arrested an Iraqi man in possession of explosives said to have come from Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a judicial source said on Monday.
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Major piece of Obama anti-IS strategy is stalled

Major piece of Obama anti-IS strategy is stalled | Information wars | Scoop.it
U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for political reconciliation in Iraq, a key tenet of the Obama administration's strategy to dislodge...
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American retreats and Iran rises in the Middle East, by @hisham_melhem

American retreats and Iran rises in the Middle East, by @hisham_melhem | Information wars | Scoop.it
Everything President Obama has done and/or articulated in the last weeks and days regarding national
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The NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks | WIRED

The NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks | WIRED | Information wars | Scoop.it
A newly revealed NSA document warns that Iran and other adversaries learn techniques from US cyberattacks and use them against us.
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Iran's IRGC says it monitors all social networks in country

Iran's IRGC says it monitors all social networks in country | Information wars | Scoop.it
69.3 percent of the country's young generation use proxy servers to by-pass the filters
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Did Iran Murder Argentina’s Crusading Prosecutor Alberto Nisman?

Did Iran Murder Argentina’s Crusading Prosecutor Alberto Nisman? | Information wars | Scoop.it
An Argentine prosecutor died from a single gunshot wound to the head Sunday, hours before giving evidence about Iran’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
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How Iran and North Korea Became Cyber-Terror Buddies - The Tower

How Iran and North Korea Became Cyber-Terror Buddies - The Tower | Information wars | Scoop.it
Two rogue states with nuclear ambitions, a long and illicit partnership, and a history of cyber-attacks against American targets. CLAUDIA ROSETT investigates the ties that bind Tehran and Pyongyang.
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The Stuxnet Attack On Iran's Nuclear Plant Was 'Far More Dangerous' Than Previously Thought

The Stuxnet Attack On Iran's Nuclear Plant Was 'Far More Dangerous' Than Previously Thought | Information wars | Scoop.it
Cyber security expert Ralph Langer, who studied the Stuxnet virus that ravaged Iran's Natanz, explains in Foreign Policy that the malware "was far more ...
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US intercepts Iranian reprisal plot if Syria is attacked

US intercepts Iranian reprisal plot if Syria is attacked | Information wars | Scoop.it
Washington readies Mideast resources for potential US strike in Syria and possible retaliation by groups allied with Tehran, Assad
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The illusion of Russia-Iran alliance

The illusion of Russia-Iran alliance | Information wars | Scoop.it
Moscow will always remember that it was kept in the dark by its presumed allies in Tehran over the secret negotiations with the US
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Iranian Demonstrations Heat Up In Kurdish Cities, Met With Military Violence

Iranian Demonstrations Heat Up In Kurdish Cities, Met With Military Violence | Information wars | Scoop.it
Demonstrations are spreading across the country's Kurdish cities where 25 people have been wounded as the military and police crack down on protests.
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Iraqi militia so incensed by U.S. jets joining campaign to recapture Tikrit, they lay down arms and refuse to fight

Iraqi militia so incensed by U.S. jets joining campaign to recapture Tikrit, they lay down arms and refuse to fight | Information wars | Scoop.it
Washington has pushed for Shiite militias to leave the battlefield,but the militias outnumber the regular Iraqi government troops by more than six to one in Tikrit
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Expert Fears White House Deliberately ‘Whitewashing’ Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat

Expert Fears White House Deliberately ‘Whitewashing’ Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat | Information wars | Scoop.it
A recent US Intelligence report which appears to downplay the terrorist activities from Iran and its proxy groups has raised questions about what could have motivated the change from previous similar reports. Cliff May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington DC think tank, called the Director of National Intelligence’s 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment “disturbing.” May said he is worried that the Administration is attempting to minimize the terror threat of Iran
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If U.S. Arms Ukraine, Russia Could Arm Iran | News

If U.S. Arms Ukraine, Russia Could Arm Iran | News | Information wars | Scoop.it

UkrArming Ukraine could cause Russia to retaliate and start causing problems for the West even outside Ukraine's borders, writes columnist Josh Cohen.

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I Saw the U.S. Hand Iraq Over to the Iranians. Is the Whole Region Next?

I Saw the U.S. Hand Iraq Over to the Iranians. Is the Whole Region Next? | Information wars | Scoop.it
When MICHAEL PREGENT served with U.S. Forces in Iraq, he never imagined he would be witness to one of the most bizarre foreign policy decisions in American history.
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Rapprochement entre l'Iran et l'Occident: quels obstacles géopolitiques? #MiddleEast

Rapprochement entre l'Iran et l'Occident: quels obstacles géopolitiques? #MiddleEast | Information wars | Scoop.it
Lucides quant aux enjeux d’une réintégration de l’Iran, les Occidentaux temporisent, soignent les apparences, ménagent la chèvre et le chou. Ils (...)
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Iran Sanctions Showdown Is Drawing New Battlelines in Congress

Iran Sanctions Showdown Is Drawing New Battlelines in Congress | Information wars | Scoop.it
Iran sanctions are pitting hawk against hawk and party against president while aligning hardliners with moderates and libertarians with liberals. By Molly O’Toole
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How Iran dominates Lebanon

How Iran dominates Lebanon | Information wars | Scoop.it
As Beirut was preparing to ring in the New Year, an explosion rocked the city on December 27, 2013. Facts
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Exclusive: Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

Exclusive: Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns | Information wars | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms
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Iranians Caught Cyber Snooping on High-Value US Targets | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld

Iranians Caught Cyber Snooping on High-Value US Targets | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld | Information wars | Scoop.it
A cyberespionage campaign with links to Iran for at least three years has been targeting U.S. military and congressional personnel, journalists and diplomats, as well as U.S. and Israeli defense contractors and members of the U.S./Israel lobby, according to a report released Thursday by iSight Partners. The spy ring used more than a dozen phony identities on online social networks.
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Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination - Telegraph

Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination  - Telegraph | Information wars | Scoop.it
The head of Iran’s cyber warfare programme has been shot dead, triggering further accusations that outside powers are carrying out targeted assassinations of key figures in the country’s security apparatus.
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