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Why Iran Should Gear Up for a "Tsunami" of Tourists

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Kourosh Ziabari

I think there's nothing to stop Western tourists from backpacking and booking their flights to Tehran, and I'm convinced the Iranian vice-president didn't exaggerate when he said the country should brace for a tourists "tsunami."

The Nuclear Deal and the Habits of Hope in Iranian Culture

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The truth is that the rationale for the long march toward the nuclear deal, followed by a diplomatic and economic partnership with the West, cannot be found in strategic alignments or expediency of politics alone. It runs much deeper. For many Iranians, it represents a deep hope for a better future.

The Number One Thing You May Not Know About Iran

Sina Nader | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Sina Nader

As an Iranian-American who was born and raised in America, yet with significant ties to the land where my parents, grandparents, and ancestors were born, my main intention is to provide a sense of perspective to anyone who may have an interest in the subject of Iran.

Iranian Glass "Sheesheh" - How Iran's Youth Got Hooked on Crystal Meth

Shermin Kruse | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Despite the minimal protections for victims of drug use and the Islamic Republic's typical manner of glossing over their domestic problems, Iran spends approximately one billion dollars per year on anti-drug operations.

Iran Allows Musician To Perform In Public For First Time

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

In a country that is known for its strict monitoring of musical content, Iranian authorities have surprised many with their recent decision to allow a...

Shahs of Sunset: The Real Dish on Episode One

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

I'm sad to say, Shahs of Sunset is good PR, given how misunderstood Iranian culture still is in the States.