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When 2 + 2 = 5

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 02.15.2017 | World
Aiko Stevenson

When the leader of the free world is a badly coiffed vulgarian who lies about the size of his inauguration crowd and his administration simply dismiss...

Islamic Republic of Iran's Lobbyists and Spies Are in Our Midst?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments ...

How To Change Iran Government Peacefully?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Hoping that the Iranian government would suddenly become a constructive, responsible, and rational member of the international community on its own is...

#SpreadNoHate Confab Strikes Timely Note

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.01.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

News of a U.S. travel ban on citizens from mostly Muslim countries, revved-up populist rhetoric and anti-migrant/refugee campaigns snowballed as an in...

Senate Should Reject NATO Membership For Montenegro

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. once created military alliances to advance its own security. Today Washington treats them like social organizations, which every nation shoul...

The Significant Downside if Trump Plays Nice With Russia?

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
Cody Lyon

In December 2016, businessman and former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page presented a lecture in Moscow at the state-run news agency Rossiya S...

Former US Officials Urge Trump to Work with Iran Opposition

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In an unprecedented move, a 23 member bi-partisan group of senior former US officials signed a critical letter and delivered it to President Donald Tr...

As Liberal Europe Withers, Whither the European Union?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.06.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

It wasn't long ago that Germany's Angela Merkel was anointed as the last defender of liberal Western values. She was even expected to hold America's D...

Russia, Iran And Turkey: The Real Power Brokers In Syria

Amir Madani | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Amir Madani

By entering into east Aleppo, it would seem that the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces have prevented their country from suffering Libya's fate. But ...

Labour Rights In Greece Must Rise To Meet The European Standard

Effie Achtsioglou | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Effie Achtsioglou

Greece may no longer dominate the headlines, but right now, in this country, a crucial battle is taking place for the future of the European social model. This battle concerns collective bargaining.

Iran to Trump: "Death to America" Will Continue

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Ideologically speaking, Iran's hardliners, primarily Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Cor...

On Trump's Presidential Victory: Losing Graciously and Winning Humbly

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.27.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

If politics were like sports, the losers would take their losses graciously; but Washington politics are not like sports. Some still appear to have ...

Iran: US is "Great Satan" With or Without Trump

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.21.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said that the result of the US election made "no difference" to the Islamic republic despite president-elect Donald...

Trump Administration: Iran and Middle East Policy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an I...

Middle East: Iran on US Elections, Trump and Clinton

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Surprisingly, Iran's moderates, who use "softer" tone, have joined other Iranian leaders including the hardliners to criticize US elections and both t...

Countering Terrorism: A Comprehensive Conceptual Framework, Case of Intellectuals and Mass Media

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In order to country terrorism more efficiently, it is critical to develop a conceptual framework for understanding and countering terrorism that encom...

5 Cars Americans Would Love but Can't Buy in the U.S.

Brian Moody | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

I really like weird stuff -- cars especially. And I mean all kinds of weird-car stuff: big, small, new, old, odd, quirky, fast -- whatever. As much as...

Iran Will Never Abandon Assad's State, Worst Humanitarian Tragedy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.12.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Syria is one of the worst catastrophic humanitarian tragedies of our generation. Iran's role in Syria has significantly impacted the direction, magnit...

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

This is What Momentum Feels Like

Carl Pope | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

For years climate reporting had two strands: climate science got more alarming as we got closer and closer to exceeding various warming thresholds, an...

The Refugee Crisis Is Here To Stay. Now Is The Time To Deepen European Cooperation.

Rena Dourou | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Rena Dourou

The refugee/migration phenomenon is here to stay, and it will require specific initiatives and actions, not just words. Europe must act collectively, rather than individually.

Iran Buying Syria Lands, Territories, And Properties

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.02.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A considerable amount of analysis has been dedicated to Iran's geopolitical, strategic, and military relationships with Syria. Nevertheless, the shift...

Iran's Rouhani Lashes Out at The US and Its Allies

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

As I predicted in a previous article, Rouhani conducted his tactical shift moving towards Iran's hardline spectrum, after Iran achieved its objectives...

Why Brexit Could Break Up the EU

Harlan Green | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

What happened in Great Britain is in danger of happening in other parts of Europe. The double whammy of the Great Recession and misplaced economic aus...

US Congress Resolution Condemns Iran's Mass Executions And Calls For Action

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A resolution (H.Res. 159) was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress in reference to one of the worst mass executions of political prisoners since WWII by the Islamic Republic of Iran.