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Iran's internet crackdown prompts frustration — and workarounds

Oct 6, 2022
After the death of Mahsa Amini, Iran's government and citizens use increasingly sophisticated tools in their struggle over information.
Iranian demonstrators in the streets of Tehran after the death of Mahsa Amini. The government has a history of blocking digital access when protests break out.
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How will sanctions affect ordinary Russians? Iranians can provide some insight.

Mar 17, 2022
Until the recent moves against Russia, Iran faced more sanctions than any country.
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Who is going to provide funding to Afghanistan under the Taliban?

With the Taliban in control, the business picture there could look foggy to the rest of the world, especially when it comes to how much money the government will actually have.
Taliban fighters stand guard in Kabul on August 17, 2021, as the Taliban moved quickly to restart the Afghan capital following their stunning takeover of Kabul and told government staff to return to work.
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Iran could be ramping up a fake news campaign

Jan 8, 2020
Iran's had a history of cyber propaganda meant to rally support in the Middle East.
Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.
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How an Iranian cyberattack might start

Jan 8, 2020
One way Iran could find its way into corporate networks is through individual employees.
Iranians hold anti-U.S. banners during a demonstration in the capital Tehran on Jan. 3, 2020 following the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. strike.
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Iran's painful economic reality

Jan 6, 2020
A George Washington University professor emeritus explains the consequences of 40 years of sanctions.
Young girls in Tehran walk in front of a mural showing the Iranian flag in April.
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After the U.S. attack in Iraq, how high will oil go?

Jan 3, 2020
Some analysts say Iran’s most likely initial target for retaliation? Oil facilities in Iraq.
Protesters in Lahore, Pakistan, hold a burned U.S. flag on Friday as they shout slogans during a demonstration near the U.S. consulate following a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.
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Will oil price spike lead to higher prices at the pump?

Sep 16, 2019
A look at what a drone strike on oil reserves in Saudi Arabia could mean for consumers.
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Iran sanctions: What will become of oil prices?

Apr 22, 2019
Traders are concerned about supply.
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Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets

Dec 13, 2018
The AP drew on data gathered by the London-based cybersecurity group Certfa.
Cyberattacks like the SolarWinds hack are increasingly common because it's hard for companies and governments to verify the security of every company they work with.
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