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Josh Shahryar

Josh Shahryar is a National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. A journalist and human rights activist, he covers ongoing conflicts as well as human rights issues for various media organizations.
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Chavez Caught Red-Handed Sending Gasoline to Iran

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - by Josh Shahryar

Documents made available to PJ Media prove that the Venezuelan strongman has been selling reformate to Iran.

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Middle East Uprisings: What Did We Expect?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 - by Josh Shahryar

The West needs to realize its mistakes and act quickly before any more surprises in the Middle East start to pose threats. (Also read Michael Totten: "North African Dominoes?")

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The Egyptian Crisis Continues

Monday, January 31st, 2011 - by Josh Shahryar

Protesters refuse to stop. Mubarak shows no intention of stepping down.

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Egypt: What’s Happening Now (Updated)

Friday, January 28th, 2011 - by Josh Shahryar

Mubarak not stepping down. "Down Down with Mubarak!" (Also read Roger L. Simon: "Will Iran reignite?" )

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In Tunisia, a People March Towards Freedom

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 - by Josh Shahryar

For the first time, protesters topple an Arab dictator.

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Human Rights and the Media: How the GOP Can Help Iran

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 - by Josh Shahryar

Republicans would do well to stop agitating to remove the unpopular militant group MKO from the State Department's terror list.

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Hamid Karzai Admits to Taking Bribes from Iran

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - by Josh Shahryar

Afghanistan's president was accused of accepting bags of cash from Iran and then stupidly tried to justify the bribery.

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Jailed Taliban Supreme Commander Released

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by Josh Shahryar

The Obama administration approved the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar with the assumption that he would join peace talks with the Afghan government of Hamid Karzai.

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Afghanistan’s Election: A Tale of Violence, Fraud, and Hope

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 - by Josh Shahryar

Fake voting cards, ballot-stuffing, rockets, bombs as well as large number of women voters and a drop in violence since last year marked Saturday’s parliamentary election.

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Iran’s Anti-Israel Protest Reveals Regime Fearful of Domestic Opposition

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 - by Josh Shahryar

The regime's Quds Day rallies are smaller and tightly secured this year, indicating lack of support and concern about the growing opposition movement.

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