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Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Benjamin T. Solomon

Though I'm not a conservative, this year I have very much enjoyed listening to conservative talk radio, especially Fox News. In previous years I would not touch it. My side, this year (I switch sides every few years), does not have anything interesting to say. Well, at least not what I am interested in.

Iranian Americans Ask Hillary Clinton to Clarify Democratic Debate Comment

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Janet Tavakoli

I was more than a little surprised when Hillary Clinton, after being asked which enemy she was most proud of, declared: "Well, in addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies...the Iranians...probably the Republicans." Iranians.

An #IranDeal Tied to Humanitarian Measures

Maryam Zar | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
Maryam Zar

On this international day of friendship, I am prompted to think of the #IranDeal that is so fresh on the minds of many in the work of international friend making. This is no pact between friends, but it does present an opportunity for some straight talk between frenemies.

Managing Post-Nuclear Deal Expectations: Rouhani's Difficult Road Ahead

Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Ebrahim Mohseni, PhD

As difficult as it was for President Rouhani to secure a deal, it will be even more difficult for him to sustain popular support for it when all the excitement dies down. More significantly, Iran's economy is in dire need of foreign investment, particularly in its oil and gas sectors.

We Don't Need Double Standards for Iranian-Americans

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

As Iranian-Americans, we and our community leaders should have the self-confidence to speak out against all forms of injustice perpetrated against the Iranian people, especially when lives are at stake. That is a unifying cause worthy all of us.

On Learning the Hostage Taker Was Iranian

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

After the Sydney crisis, Australia and the world are mourning the loss of two lives: a mother of three and a beloved son. Iranians here in the diaspora mourn too, for the lives taken, and for the as-yet-unknown loss of momentum toward a harmonious peace and place in the world untainted by the actions of a few.

This Norooz, Wishing Iranians (Access to) a Healthy New Year

Yasmin Radjy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Yasmin Radjy

Due to current sanctions, ordinary Iranians often cannot access the life-saving medicine they need to address critical health issues. While humanitarian trade is technically exempt, the sale of medicines to Iran is still effectively blocked.

GOP Rep: 'It Is Part Of The Middle Eastern Culture' To Lie

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

During a Monday interview on CSPAN, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said "it is part of the Middle Eastern culture" to lie. "In the Middle Eastern cu...

WATCH: I Had Dinner With Iranian President Rouhani

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

This week was momentous for the Iranian American community with President Hassan Rouhani attending his first visit to the U.N. General Assembly. Follo...

Exiting Argo

Setareh Danesh | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Setareh Danesh

This absence of Iranian voices in Argo is mirrored in the real world of 2013 as a different wound is growing in Iran -- a wound about which most Americans hear very little.

New Book Chronicles the Travails of Ordinary Iranians

Barbara Slavin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Books
Barbara Slavin

Sometimes overlooked in the debate over Iran's nuclear program is the deteriorating situation of ordinary people contending with sanctions in the Islamic Republic. The Iran Chronicles tries to rectify this lapse.

'Shahs Of Sunset': Meet The Outrageous GG

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

Bravo's latest reality series, "Shahs of Sunset" (Sun., 10 p.m. EST On Bravo), bears a close resemblance to the network's "Real Housewives" franchise,...

Iran Targeting Expatriates

Roya Boroumand | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Roya Boroumand

The government message is clear: communicating independently with Iranians or echoing their voices is not allowed. And it works.

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.

GOP Rep. Introducing Bill to Bar & Deport Iranians from U.S.

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Elliott

If Rep. Gresham Barrett gets his way, all persons from Iran on student visas, temporary work visas, and exchange and tourist visas will have to leave the U.S. in 60 days, despite their legal status in this country.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

Iran: One Revolution at a Time

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Today's protests are different. This is not about the West. It is about which revolutionary political camp will prevail in 2009 and a path that rejects the "secularism versus political Islam" dichotomy.

Lazarus and the Iranians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

A connection has been made. A connection clearly seen between a young generation here in the United States and a young generation of Iranians who have taken to the streets.

Neda, a Shahida (Martyr) for Freedom

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Neda, I met you on video like the millions of people around the world this past weekend. In your silence, you have spoken to me louder than any voice ever has screaming for liberty and justice.

CNN, Please Stop!

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

Just a few thoughts on the cable news media here in the US (and the delightful possibility of its extinction after the dust settles on all of this).

Iran's History of Civil Insurrections

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

There has been a longstanding Iranian tradition of such largely nonviolent civil insurrections against imperialist powers and autocratic rulers. No outside power is needed to convince the Iranian people to rebel.

A Day Nigerians And Iranians Would Never Forget

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

On June 12, Nigerian hopes were lost when the 1993 election was annulled. Sixteen Junes later, Iranians face a similar plight.

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

Watching Obama In Tehran

Huffington Post Contributor | Telmah Parsa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The author is an Iranian student who writes under a pseudonym. Inside Iran, it is practically a given that religious people must also be devout supp...

President Obama Offers Iran "A Promise of a New Day"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's promise of a new day in U.S.-Iranian relations must be given the opportunity to bear fruit free from outside intervention.