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Why Iranian World Cup Fans Wave 3 Different Types of Flags

Ravishly | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

These fan mementos aren't of the zany variety displayed so often at the sporting event. Rather, they represent competing political persuasions regarding the Persian motherland and for what they want Iran's jerseys to signify.

Awkward: WH Adviser Took Speaking Fees From Group With Ties To Iran

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Last week, the White House and the Treasury both took steps intended to have a chilling effect on parties with business ties to Iran. Now, it's come t...

Iran Tries Brotherly Love in the Persian Gulf Oil Game

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

With Kuwait allied with the United States and working more closely with Iran's long-time rivals in Riyadh, it's unlikely there will be any brotherly love in the Persian Gulf anytime soon.

Lucas Kavner

The One Forum Iran And Israel Can Play Nice In | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

On Sunday, the films "A Separation" and "Footnote" will compete against one another in the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards. Though th...

Shiism, Nationalism, and the Past Clash in Modern Iran

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

A revival of Iranian nationalism is generating confrontation not just between Iran's two traditions of state and faith, but between those within the ruling class who champion secularism versus those who still espouse theocracy

Sarah Shourd, Freed U.S. Hiker, Pleads With Iran To Release Her Friends

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With her two friends still detained in Iran's Evin Prison, Sarah Shourd insists her first days on American soil in 14 months have been bittersweet. ...

I Just Got Back From Iran

Stephen Kinzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Kinzer

In today's America, that's a conversation-stopper. The reality is more prosaic -- sobering realities shape Iranian politics. Nonetheless, Iran may have more democratic potential than any other society in the Muslim world.

Iran, We Hardly Know Ye

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iara Lee

This recent round of sanctions is an unjust act of economic warfare against the people of Iran, and another step in the wrong direction on our calamitous approach both to that country and the region.

The Iranian Government and the Naked Ballerina

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sahar Sepehri

An Iranian newspaper with a record of needling the regime has been forced to change its masthead after printing its title in Persian calligraphy, which was misconstrued as a naked ballerina.

Claire Messud On Iranian Memoir

The New York Review of Books | Claire Messud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Emin Prison Claire Messud The New York Review of Books "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran" by Haleh Esfandiari. Ecco, ...

Web Spying: Iranian Government Monitors Citizens, Aided By Western Technology | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and LORETTA CHAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iranian regime has developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for c...

Obama's Coup in Cairo

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Short-sighted greedy goals end up causing long-term world problems. If Iran was not alienated from Western nations, how different would our geo-political world look today?

British Council Closes Culture Center In Iran, Local Staff 'Intimidated'

The Guardian | Julian Borger, Diplomatic Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British Council has stopped work in Iran because of "intimidation and harassment" of its staff by the Iranian government, it will be announced tod...