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November 201

21: It’s Cold in Tromsø

17: Holier-than-though

Is Salvator Mundi Leonardo’s

10: What Has Happened to These Boys?

04: Whale Watching in Tromsø

Martin Luther and Islam

Don’t Come Back to Afghanistan

Climate Change is a Fact

02: Stürmer – Jude – Muslim

He Broke the Law

October 2017

24: Trump Doesn’t Know What His Troops are Doing in Niger

22: Five Years With the Taliban

20: Human Nature is That of a Virus

18: No Kufic Script on Viking Funeral Garment

16: Ophelia Hits Ireland

15: Qur’an in Context

14: “Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few suppress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom”

13: The Storm

09: Human Flow

06: Nobel Peace Prize Goes to ICAN

A Slap in the Face Deserved

September 2017

27: Political Symbolism

24: “They Won’t be Around Much Longer”

02: Hurricane Season

August 2017

22: The Great American Eclipse

21: When the Deep State Denied Climate Change Denial

20: Celestial Bodies

19: As Donald Trump Likes to Characterize His Underlings As Grandstanders

The Burden of the Office

July 2017

05: How Finkelstein Broke the Trauma Bond?

June 2017

10: Thank You Chelsea

02: Trump’s Conspiracy Theory

May 2017

23: Trumps Itinerary

February 2017

05: Edel Rodriguez Plagiarizes The NY Daily News …

January 2017

28: Alan Dershowitz’ Long Reach

27: It’s not over yet

22: Faking the Facts

20: While he goes low, we went high

August 2016

04: Where is Mitribah?

July 2016

13: Bazm wa Razm

June 2016

16: An Angry and Uninformed Obama

April 2016

12: The Real Power of Satire

January 2016

02: When Angela Merkel Changed her Mind

December 2015

31: PEGIDA Shows its True Colors

November 2015

19: Obama’s Drone War Drives Terrorism

15: Solidarité – But Not With Hollande

September 2015

24: Desecrated Mecca

August 2015

06: The Music of the 20th Century

05: Reblogged: Twenty Years of War

March 2015

02: Kuwaiti Tabloid Conceals “Jihadi John’s” Job in Kuwait

February 2015

28: Taking a Terrorist Way too Serious

23: Citizenfour

January 2015

28: Auschwitz and the Germans

26: Seventy Years to this Day

11: The World is Charlie

10: Joan Peters RIP

09: The Making of Norman Finkelstein

December 2014

21: Revisionist Rewriting of 9th Century Arabic Enlightenment

09: Dianne Feinstein

03: Transparency Index 2014

November 2014

23: Panting for Air

October 2014

08: The Discredited Peace Nobel Prize Committee

September 2014

24: Good Company

12: Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Syria

03: The Root of Evil

August 2014

24: Elie Wiesel’s Turn

16: Under Which Circumstances?

08: “These Are the Worst Times Since the Nazi Era”

06: “If Everything is Terrorism, Then Nothing is Terrorism”

03: Israel’s War Aims

02: Endlösung?

01: German Parliament’s Board of Inquiry – A Charade

July 2014

29: Who’s Driving Who Into the Sea?

26: Razing the Ghetto Postponed

24: NOMINATOR: REASONABLE SUSPICION, Not Just Guesses or Hunches

22: Inappropriate Comparisons

10: Who Else?

June 2014

30: Why Not a Caliphate?

29: Praying and Fasting in Northern Norway

16: Chelsea Manning Speaks Out On Al-Maliki And Embedded Journalism

09: Nobody Cares

Bowe Bergdahl, Daniel Pearl, Nick Berg

May 2014

29: Agitated John Kerry Tells Snowden “Man Up!”

20: No Place to Hide

08: Problems With Data

05: Almost a Significant Emotional Event (After 9-11)

04: Condi Caught Up By the Past

03: Collect it All Doesn’t Mean Collect it All, Michael Hayden

02: Merkel Seems to Know Every Trick in the Book

01: Does NSA Have an Image Problem?

April 2014

29: Apartheid Israel

27: Be It Resolved State Surveillance is a Legitimate Defence of Our Freedoms?

22: Obama Admin’s Notorious Inclination to Manipulate the Public Exposed Again

March 2014

29: Dubious Company

19: Anschluss

08: “Declare that the indiscriminate, bulk collection of private data by governments is a violation of our rights and must end”

07: Manufactured Evidence

February 2014

25: How War Against Terror Became War Against Journalists Becoming War Against Terror Again

24: Another Friendly Leak?

22: The Difference Between Tyranny and Freedom

20: Intelligence Yields

19: WikiLeaks a Terrorist Organization?

17: Will Glenn Greenwald Travel to the U.S. to Accept the George Polk Award?

11: Forces of Evil

07: What Makes Us Exceptional – “Fuck the E.U.”

05: Troubled German-American Relationship And the Upcoming War With Iraq

January 2014

30: No ‘Plausible Deniability’ Anymore

28: Journalism is About Telling Stories that Make a Difference?

German Television Interview With Snowden

22: By Compass and Straightedge

19: The Moon Illusion

18: The Guilt of Pope Benedict 

Obama Justifies NSA Mass Surveillance

12: Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad under Mongolian Occupation

03: Decades to Come

01: Deadliest Year After 2008 in Iraq

December 2013

26: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

24: The Biggest Favor For Civil Liberties, Democracy And International Relationships

22: Earth Wind Map

19: Collecting Metadata is More Intrusive

18: Public Messaging

16: No Man Needs Nothing

13: What Kind of Damage?

November 2013

30: Greenwald vs. Sackur

29: The Poetry of Hassan Rouhani

24: A Capitulation

19: Welcome to the Pleasure Dome

18: The World’s Spotlight

11: What it Means to Miss a Chance

09: Good At Killing Normal People

05: Good At Killing People

02: Edward Snowden’s Enigmatic Letter “To Whom it May Concern”

01: Snowden May Testify in German Parliamentary Board of Inquiry

October 2013

29: Trouble All Over the World

No Woman, No Drive

26: Fair Game

25: Keith Will Fix It

24: Merkel’s Mobile Phone

19: Homophobia in Kuwait

Locked Up

07: Natanyahu Knows of What He Speaks

05: Necessary Concessions by Iran in Negotiations

September 2013

28: Understanding the Iranians

Climate Change has been Changing the World

22: Rouhani, Obama Both Liars?

19: Germany’s Pope of Letters R.I.P.

14: Obama Cornered?

12: Does Putin Now Determine U.S. Foreign Policy?

11: A Government Assessment

05: Breathing Earth

02: A Not-specified Adjourned Attack

August 2013

31: What Else?

26: CIA Assisted Saddam As He Used WMD Against Iran

23: Moving On

Official Leaks to Discredit Greenwald?

22: Show of Force – Symbolic

21: Bradley Manning Sentenced

20: A Test for All of Us

16: Master John and Brother James

15: Obama’s Speech in Cairo in 2009 and His Lack of Honesty in 2013

Bradley Manning Apologizes

10: Scope and Scale of NSA Surveillance

Two of These Speeches

09: Crimes Against the American People

05: Terror Alert Justified

02: Obama Unleashed

July 2013

30: Eventually Convicted

27: Blush of Shame

False Promises

21: Helen Thomas R.I.P

17: Gordon Humphrey, now Jimmy Carter

16: The Hasty And Ill-conceived Decision to Award U.S. President Barack Obama

15: The Damavand Site

14: The Snowden-Greenwald Affair

07: Plausible Deniability

06: Now ElBaradei

02: Die Gedanken sind frei

01: As Odd as it May Sound

June 2013

30: Friendly Leaks

A Real Journalist

21: A Frenzy State of Emergency

19: “…we must move beyond the mindset of perpetual war”

17: The Oldest And Most Powerful Legislature

15: Absolutely Not Expected

Smart Iranians

13: Dashed Hopes

10: Jeremy Benthem’s Panopticon

09: Kuwait Deports its Workforce

NSA Targets US Citizens And, Well, Mainly Iranians

02: Parchin Site Finally Sanitized?

May 2013

22: No Trouble

20: Elections in Iran

18: Al-Nakba

16: Moers Festival

March 2013

27: Global Assassination Campaign

16: Ten Years On

09: “… This is possibly one of the more significant documents of our time removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of twenty-first century asymmetric warfare. Have a good day.”

01: Manning Admits Leaking the Documents

February 2013

12: Why UmmAl Melh?

06: Amending a Second Time An Amendment to the Constitution

January 2013

19: No Moral Center

Stretching Its Mandate to the Limit

December 2012

28: Turkey Shoot

22: The Expert Who Never Was

17: Obama’s Tears

01: News from Parchin

November 2012

18: Razing the Ghetto

16: Pillar of Defense

12: Not Allowed to Communicate With the Press

10: Rules for Living

09: Drone Incident November 1

08: A Laughing Stock

07: No Real Choice

05: One Man One Vote

October 2012

28: The Perfect Storm

21: Friendly Leaks

20: Bahrainization of Kuwait

18: Parchin High Explosives Test Site Activity Ongoing

12: The European Union

05: Absurd Verdict

September 2012

27: Drones Over London?

22: Misinformation Confirmed

14: A Rather Grim Outlook

August 2012

31: Just Before an Israeli Attack

24: Mocking the IAEA, ISIS

16: “He Broke the Law”

10: Desperate About Iran

July 2012

21: Strong Beliefs

20: Ramadan Kareem

16: An Iranian Blend

05: Two-and-a-half Million

04: Extreme Weather

June 2012

30: Avicenna’s Systematic Reviews

21: Under Scrutiny

17: Three Thousand Years

14: Finally Another Coup

09: Friendly Leaks Backfire

03: Merkel’s Reason of State

02: Stuxnet – Skynet

01: A Smoking Gun?

May 2012

26: Twenty-seven

25: After Baghdad – What Next?

10: Parchin Spring Cleaning

02: Peoples of the Middle East

April 2012

14: Maybe a Breakthrough

05: It Takes More to Prevent a War

March 2012

25: Unquenched Lust to Kill

Janteloven

17: Two Soldiers

15: Democracy

14: The High-explosive Test Chamber

04: Out of the Blue

February 2012

27: Stratfor’s Global Intelligence

24: Denial Visiting Parchin. So What?

22: Not on Israel’s To-Bomb List

15: Confidence Building

05: A Latent Crisis

January 2012

26: Stupid Is as Stupid Does

21: Aurora Alert

15: Need to Talk

December 2011

31: Happy New Year

Dangerous War Games

20: The War Isn’t Over

17: No Immunity

10: Tawakkul Karman

A Blast in Esfahan and a Deconstruction Site

05: Ashura

04: A Culture of Ambiguity

Seems I’m Safe

November 2011

30: Over Again?

28: What Else?

23: The Silence of the Obama Administration

12: Overall Credible

 October 2011

31: Long Live Palestine

25: The Head of the Snake

21: He came …

13: Too Bizarre to Construct a Casus Belli

07: Congratulations to Tawakkul Karman For Her 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

05: Persian Artisans

02: Ig Noble Prize

 September 2011

13: What Stupid Interviews Are Good For

09: The Lost Decade

04: Slowly Stockpiling HEU

August 2011

20: Absurd Hiking Adventure

 July 2011

15: Chat Logs

12: “We Have Absolutely Nothing Invested in Him Remaining in Power”

09: Stabilizing the Region

 June 2011

25: “The World Should be Rooting For the Clergy …

23: Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Provinces

04: No Badass

 May 2011

30: Steadfast ElBaradei

25: Palestine Demilitarized

Possible Military Dimension

21: Obama’s New Middle East

05: When Has Obama been Briefed on Osama’s Whereabouts?

03: They Killed Emmanuel Goldstein 

 April 2011

26: Too Important for Childish Power Struggles

March 2011

18: The Spread of Democracy

17: Just Moving On

14: The World as it is Today

13: Getting Fired by Obama

Religious Minorities after the Revolution

11: 8.9 Richter Scale

08: The Long Goodbye

01: Scientific Misconduct

February 2011

26: The Stalemate

21: Be Conscious of God and Speak Always the Truth

20: The Price for Illicit Journalism

17: Regardless, the Obama Administration Has Disregarded the 2007 Iran NIE

15: Yukiya Amano’s Interview

12: A Rhetorical Triumph

 January 2011

29: Joe and Gamal

23: The Unholy Land

18: A Pile of Shards?

16: In Violation of the NPT

10: Julian Assange Had Been Targeted Before

09: Counterproductive Sanctions Policy

04: A Green Light for War

02: Rather Reading Reviews (on Decision Points)

December 2010

23: Cyber Warfare

21: Moonwatchers

16: Peace Brokers or Megalomaniacs

03: Rogues and Heroes

 November 2010

24: Holidays

20: Strong Women (and Men)

11: Bush Wrote a Book

 October 2010

30: Resuming the Talks

24: Hiking In the Danger Zone

22: Eric A. Brill’s Arguments

21: Freedom of Press

20: They Should Be Tried

17: Just Fallen Short

13: No Democracy

09: Caught in Time

04: Enriched Particles

September 2010

30: Rogue Regimes

26: Begging to Be Attacked

22: Craving for Attention

10: How Does an Enrichment Facility Look From Space?

07: Degrading Evidence

02: Two States Are Not a Solution

August 2010

21: Thirty-Five Years Later

19: Bushehr Power Plant

15: Much Ado about Nothing

10: Heat Wave in Russia

09: Just Testing

02: Twenty Years of War

July 2010

24: On the Road

21: The Midnight Sun

Defected, Abducted

11: The Ultimate Proof

08: The Revenge Effect

05: PowerPoint is Not the Problem

03: IR655

June 2010 

21: The Failed Swap Deal

18: Cui Bono

16: The Green Movement One Year Later

11: Chess

10: On Helen Thomas

The Vienna Group Dismisses the Tehran Declaration

04: Anti-Semites and Hypocrites on the Freedom Flotilla

03: Yukiya Amano’s Second Iran Report

 May 2010 

31: Out of Control

30: Deplorable

28: Obama’s Letter to Lula

25: Dealing With the Pariah State

22: The President of Words

19: New Sanctions Underway

17: To Be Ratified

Finally, a Swap Deal

15: Clotilde Reiss

12: Mordechai Vanunu

08: Business As Usual in Tehran

02: When in New York

 April 2010 

30: Not Really Welcome

Close Encounters

17: Thinking through the Thinkable

11: Bullying Iran

03: Judas’ Kiss

 March 2010 

30: Calculated Talk

28: Public Apathy May Enable Leaders to Ignore Voters

27: Containment

26: An Upcoming War in the Middle East?

23: Netanyahu’s Jerusalem

19: The Children of Adam

11: Bothersome

05: Once a Liar

03: Red Herring?

01: Provocations

 February 2010

25: From Dubai

23: Abdolmalek Rigi

22: A Personal Note

21: Research in the Middle East

The Night Journey

19: A New Dawn

18: Yukiya Amano’s First Iran Report

17: Medical Isotopes

16: Rheinischer Frohsinn

15: Nobel Laureates

14: On Going Astray

12: Allahu Akbar

“The Nuclear Expert …

09: Indecent Proposal

07: Domestic Power Struggles

03: Nuclear Iran

01: Intricate Patterns

 January 2010

30: R.D. Parson’s Rugs

22: Sola Tilbake

08: Tunnels

December 2009

31: Happy New Year 2010!

30: Taking the Gloves Off

26: Person of the Year 2009

21: The Rioter’s Cleric

13: Still Waning

06: The Calm Before the Storm

November 2009

29: A Network of Covert Uranium Enrichment Plants

28: ElBaradei’s Legacy

27: The Farewell Sermon of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

26: Bad Kunduz

24: Not Another Surge

17: Not a ‘Hole in the Mountain’

08: “We Were Helping Them to Anticipate and Shape the Future”

01: The Same Old Tricks

October 2009

26: Visiting Qom

24: Dealing with Iran

19: Terrorist Organizations

17: Resuming the Talks

10: Norwegian Hubris

09: So Much Hope

07: Geneva Talks

05: IAEA Estimates

04: Qom

03: Not Everybody’s Darling

02: Well-prepared Iranians

September 2009

29: Nuclear Qom

18: Classified and Declassified

12: Profiles in Courage

11: Something to Work With

09: Ramadan in Afghanistan

05: In the Tower of Babel

August 2009

29: Inspections

28: Sacked

22: Surprising Turn

20: No Mercy

19: Afghan Election Fraud

08: Not Before 2013 – Ever?

03: Body Language

July 2009

31: The Oath

26: Clearing the Way

24: Legitimacy Charade

22: Keep Going Iran

19: Afghan Hinterland

18: Rafsanjani’s Sermon

16: One Giant Leap

08: In East Anatolia

06: Mr. Biden’s Green Light?

June 2009

27: Benford’s Law

22: Martyrs

20: Does it Matter?

17: The Lost Election

14: Fraudulent Reporting

13: Re-election

07: Polygons

05: New Centrifuges

May 2009

31: The Light Verse

30: The Long Way

25: New Concerns

23: Euphemisms

17: Interreligious Incompetence

Kuwaiti Women Power

14: President Obama’s U-turn

10: Election

03: Darb-i Imam

01: Swine Flu

April 2009

26: Abstract Art

25: What Next?

19: Damage Control

17: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

10: Decagonal Tesselations

07: The Anointed

02: Floss or Die

March 2009

31: The War is Over

28: Pope Benedict

27: No Peer Review

22: Shimon Peres

21: Good Timing

20: Peer Review

17: Expected Withdrawal

12: Najasat-e Ahl-e Kitab

03: Nuclear Non-proliferation

01: Begs to Differ

February 2009

26: Better Off If the Europeans Had Never Got Involved

21: They’ll Never Forget

20: No New Concern?

17: Kind of Blue

16: Opportunities

13: Shut Down for Maintenance

07: Joe Biden in Munich

04: Desperately Seeking Recognition

02: Out of Control

January 2009

30: Obama’s Peace Letter to Iran

24: Not Inevitable

18: Legacy

17: Esfahan’s Old City

05: Ya Husayn

December 2008

12: Morgenlandfahrt

69˚40’N 18˚56’E

11: The DIFFERENCE

02: Not Embedded

November 2008

29: Another Crisis

22: Profit over People

16: In a Timely Manner

Islamic Geometric Patterns

10: Credibility

09: Schicksalstag

02: A ‘Road to Damascus’ Experience of the Special Kind

01: The Mysterious North Dome of Esfahan’s Great Mosque

October 2008

18: Falsafa

12: Embedded

11: Pax Persica

10: Palestine Wiped Off the Map

03: Medical Information Transfer into Practice in the 21st Century: A Revolution

September 2008

29: The Hidden Treasure

28: Mobile Phone?

23: Nice Try

20: A Tough Week Ahead

16: From Aradan

07: Words of Concern

Dazzling Tessellations

03: After Gustav now Hanna, Ike, Josephine

August 2008

30: Precipitous Departure

26: Not Really an Accolade

25: Children

24: Almost a Revelation

23: Obstacles

21: Intercultural Competence

18: Independence

17: Monicagate and the Rise of Al-Qaeda

16: Sha’abaniya

13: Circular Reasoning

12: The Main Slaughterhouse in Shuwaikh

10: Back to Reality

09: The World is Flat and Almost Unexplored

08: Credible Diplomatic Approaches

07: Not Pushing Iran into a Corner

Another Expat’s View

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