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Culture of Slavery

The ancient Iranian culture was the culture of Aryans formed by their belief in Mithraism long before emigrating eastward. Mithra was the god of love, ... Full story

Why So Many Iranians Have Bittersweet Feelings Towards America?

In my memoir titled “Reza Shah vs. Mohammad Reza Shah” I did not mention how the Iranians used to feel about the Americans in1940s and ... Full story

Iranians May Vote, But Would They Fight?

Almost everybody I talk to is under financial pressure. Many contractors are owed money by the governmental organizations, but not the ones that are part ... Full story

Depicting Iran: How Western Portrayals Justify Intervention?

From the "child-like fanatic" of the Cold War era to today's "Shiite Muslim martyrdom."March 5 marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Mohammad Mosaddegh, ... Full story

The Endless Day: A Look at the Lives of Iran's Women Day Laborers

The lot of women day laborers in Iran, with its patriarchal social structure and straitened economic conditions, is not a happy one. These women, around ... Full story

Tehranis Talk Elections' Stakes & Khatami's Shock Ballot

Many Iranians considered yesterday's Majles elections little more than an internal competition among conservatives, between those backing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and those supporting ... Full story

Tightening the Noose Around the Rafsanjanis

The daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison on charges of "spreading propaganda against the ... Full story

Eliot Cohen and the Return of the Neocons Romney’s Man on Iran

In 2005, a group of graduate students at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) participated in the school’s annual diplomatic simulation. ... Full story

Eliot Cohen and the Return of the Neocons Romney’s Man on Iran

In 2005, a group of graduate students at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) participated in the school’s annual diplomatic simulation. ... Full story

Making 2012 the Best Year of Your Life (Part III)

In part II, we looked at how most people have chosen to ignore their dreams by distracting themselves with work and other activities.  Others have ... Full story

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