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"Nowruz" Is Approaching Cheerfully. So, What Is Nowruz?

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 03.15.2017 | Arts
Kourosh Ziabari

In Iran, a country composed of several different ethnic and racial groups that form a patchwork of diverse cultures, Nowruz is a unifying element that brings the Iranian Azeris, Arabs, Baluchis, Kurds, Lurs, Turkmens and Armenians together for two weeks of jovial and uplifting celebration.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Freida Pinto on Breaking Cultural Stereotypes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In this clip, Freida shares what drew her to her latest film, Desert Dancer, and how her experience making the film has educated her on the beauty of the often-stereotyped Iranian people.

U.S. Crippling Sanctions Against Iran, Part II: A National Anti-Sanction Movement by the Civil Society

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.07.2013 | Home
Akbar Ganji

The U.S. must pay attention to two bitter consequences of its sanctions: the collective punishment of the Iranian people and the destruction of their lives; and the rise of anti-Americanism among the Iranian people, and even those who oppose the Islamic Republic.

Time for a Humanitarian Solution to Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
Jamal Abdi

In the past week, Iran has been struck by two earthquakes that have killed dozens of people and leveled hundreds of homes. And because of the political standoff with Iran's government, Americans are largely unable to provide any help.

Whitney Houston and a Mine Sweeper In Iran

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Maryam Zar

Iran's masses showed the world their disdain for their current rulers in 2009 when they took to the streets in droves to protest. They were met with very little global support, and were brutally quelled by a regime that refuses to relinquish power.

I Just Got Back From Iran

Stephen Kinzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

Some in Congress Get Smart on Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Disney

When it comes to sanctions, bigger is not always better. If Washington wants to do something on Iran, it should first stop helping the Ahmadinejad government repress its people.