Foreign Policy Connections with Iran

Courtesy of World's Statemen Iran and the University of Texas Library
Courtesy of World’s Statemen Iran and the University of Texas Library

Here’s a list of critical databases that provide objective views on the Iranian Crisis – great resources for research papers!

News Agencies

AP Archive – News Agency with writings and videos from the past: http://www.aparchive.com/

The Atlantic – News and opinion works: http://www.theatlantic.com/

BBC Iran Crisis – News Agency: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special_reports/iran_crisis/

CNN – News Agency: http://topics.cnn.com/topics/iran

Diplomatic Courier: http://www.diplomaticourier.com/

Forbes – Business News: http://www.forbes.com/

Foreign Policy – Academic journal: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/category/topic/iran

Iran Press Watch – Blog on the persecution of the Baha’i Community: http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/category/memoirs

Life Photos – Images from the past: http://life.time.com/

Pars Times: Great links to Iranian Agencies: http://www.parstimes.com/gov_iran.html

Press TV – Multimedia presentations from an Iranian perspective: http://www.presstv.ir/section/3510201.html

Reuters – News Agency: http://www.reuters.com/search?blob=Iran

Russia Today – News Agency with a Eurasian perspective: http://rt.com/tags/iran/

UPI – News Agency with a great archive: http://www.upi.com/

Think Tanks

American Enterprise Institute – Think tank: http://www.irantracker.org/

Cato Institute – Think tank: http://www.cato.org/search/results/Iran

Council on Foreign Relations – Think tank on global geopolitical issues – ‘Crisis Guide – Iran’: http://www.cfr.org/interactives/CG_Iran/index.html#/iran%27s-nuclear-program/

Global Security: Information on Iranian Intelligence agencies as well as proxy organizations (e.g. Hizbullah, Qods, Hamas): http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/world/iran/index.html

International Institute on Counter – Terrorism – Israeli think tank: http://www.ict.org.il/SearchResults/tabid/37/Default.aspx?Search=Iran

International Institute for Strategic Studies – transnational think tank: http://www.iiss.org/en

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies: Israeli think tank supported by Tel Aviv University: http://www.dayan.org/sear

Pew Report – Statistics on Iran: http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/03/26/iran-key-data-points/

RAND Corporation – Think tank: http://www.rand.org/topics/iran.html

TED: Awesome think tank, with superb videos by regional experts: http://www.ted.com/search?cat=ss_all&q=Iran

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American Departments / Intelligence Agencies

CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) The World Factbook – American overview of Iran: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html

DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) – American overview of Iran’s Military Power: http://www.dia.mil/public-affairs/testimonies/2010-04-13.html

DOD (Department of Defense)- Occasional news reports on Iran: http://www.defense.gov/

DOS (Department of State) – Diplomacy in Action – Record of American-Iranian Relations (or lack thereof?): http://www.state.gov/p/nea/ci/ir/

Courtesy of http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Iran.htm
Courtesy of http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Iran.htm

Iranian Departments / Intelligence Agencies / Very Important Persons

The Center for Preserving and Publishing the Great Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei – has a ‘great’ archive of his speeches:  http://english.khamenei.ir/

The Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei – contains contempory news stories: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s webpage – domestic developments in Iran: http://www.president.ir/en/

Majils webpage – record of Iranian parliament: http://www.majlis.ir/

NGOs in Iran – mostly drug prevention / HIV awareness groups: http://www.unodc.org/pdf/iran/drug_crime_situation/ddr/ngo/DDR_Telephone_Directory.pdf

IRIB – Iran’s sponsored news agency: http://english.irib.ir/

World Statesman – collection of Iranian history – timeline, flags, and songs: http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Iran.htm

Courtesy of World's Statemen Iran and the University of Texas Library
Courtesy of World’s Statemen Iran and the University of Texas Library
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