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Azita Ranjbar

Blog Entries by Azita Ranjbar

Including the Good and the Bad in Afghan Peace Talks

Posted November 1, 2010 | 09:46:26 (EST)

On October 8, 2010, the ninth anniversary of the US intervention in Afghanistan, the High Peace Council convened its inaugural meeting. No one was surprised that the vast majority of the familiar faces appointed by President Karzai are affiliated with armed groups, with many accused of egregious human rights abuses....

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Seems to Be Sima

Posted October 5, 2010 | 11:05:26 (EST)

On October 10, 2003, I was on a bus riding through the streets of Tehran when I heard the announcement that Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights lawyer, had received the Nobel Peace Prize. This was my first visit to Iran as part of a citizen's diplomacy group; the bus...

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