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Banafsheh Zand

Banafsheh Zand is a New York-based Iranian political analyst and human rights activist.
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A Tribute to the Peerless Iranian Icon, Siamak Pourzand

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

Under house arrest in Iran, my legendary father jumped from his 6th floor balcony on April 29.

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Brazil, Argentina Play Nice with Iran

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

Americans can't ignore recent developments.

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Fear and Loathing in the Revolutionary Guards

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

Will Muslim unrest shake the Iranian regime at its core?

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As Bahrain Reels, Iran Stretches Its Tentacles

Monday, March 21st, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

The mullahs seize an opportunity.

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In Iran, the Despots Grow Desperate

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

When they're not banning bushes, they're busting dogs.

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Every March 8, Iranian Women Stand Against the Regime

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

Every International Women's Day, Iranian women bravely march for equality under threat of persecution. UPDATE: Also read Meltdown in Tahrir Square at the Tatler.

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Iran’s Africa Fiasco

Friday, February 25th, 2011 - by Banafsheh Zand

It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent.

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Outrageous: Hosting Tariq Ramadan to Fight ‘Intellectual Exclusionism’

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - by Banafsheh Zand

Shame on Cooper Union, PEN American Center, the ACLU, the AAUP, and Slate magazine for honoring Ramadan, who champions the regime that imprisoned my father.

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