Freedom of Thought prizes underscore pressures in Iran

Much about the price of crude oil this year has had to do with Iran, but Iran has to do with much beyond the price of oil. The revolutionary government's nuclear program and threats against Israel have destabilized the world's most important oil-producing region. Augmented by civil war in Syria, concern has been intense enough to keep crude prices higher than market fundamentals indicate they should be. Official Iranian belligerence doesn't only project outward. Oppression is an ugly fact of life inside the Islamic Republic. The European Parliament (EP) provided a timely reminder about pressures inside Iran by naming two Iranian dissidents winners of the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of...

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