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Art & Culture vs Extremism in Arab World

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.04.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Promoting culture is imperative for Arabs given the destruction of, and war on, culture launched by extremist and terrorist groups in the Middle East/...

Nuqat's "The 7th Sense: Powering the Creative Economy"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention art, culture, and creativity and you've got Kuwait-based Nuqat's seventh conference boosting innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, uncoverin...

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 ...

The Security and Geopolitical Dimensions of Italy-GCC Relations

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.21.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Cinzia Bianco is the co-author of this article.* In light of the uncertainty surrounding U.S. foreign policy in the Donald Trump era, the Gulf Cooper...

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...

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

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...

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...

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.

How To Tackle Terrorism: Iran's Rouhani V. Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A constructive, multilateral and modern approach is needed to battle modern methods of terrorism conducted by state or non-state actors.

A Response To Mr. Zarif: Creating Another Imagined "Great Satan" Will Not Absolve Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The more the west and the world reaches out to Iran in an attempt to reintroduce it to the international community, the more Iran finds itself under p...

Middle East: Iran, is Khamenei a Monafegh and Fitna?

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

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who enjoys the final say on Iran's domestic and foreign policies, has repeatedly labeled any opposition...

Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Three-Pronged Approach to Counter-Terrorism: AlAnsari

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who according to the New York Times "has moved quickly to revolutionize his coun...

To America: Sorry, The Islamic Republic Of Iran Will Never Be Your Friend

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.04.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

If you take this revolutionary value (anti-Americanism) away from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the system will crumble like a house of sand. That is why whenever leaders think that the U.S. and Iran are getting closer, Iranian top gilded leaders reassert the message that America is the enemy number one: The "Great Satan."

Russia First Foreign Military to Use Iran's Soil Since WWll

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran Constitution's article 146 stipulates "The establishment of any kind of foreign military base in Iran, even for peaceful purposes, is forbidden."...

Iran's Grand Ayatollah Reveals Iran's Egregious Crimes Against Humanity

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

"You [Iranian officials] will be in the future etched in the annals of history as criminals. The greatest crime committed under the Islamic Republic, ...

Iran and Syria Gave Birth to ISIS? : SAPRAC and The German-Saudi Alliance

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The mainstream and predominant narrative depicts Iran and Assad as fighting forces against the Islamic State. Nevertheless, does ISIS actually serve...

Iran Is Imprisoning More Americans and Westerners

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The number of Western citizens being detained and thrown in Iran's political jail, Evin prison, is increasing. Most of those being targeted are from W...

Iran Is Leader of Executions 2016: At Least One Execution A Day

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.10.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Since January 2016, Iran has executed at least 230 people, that is at least one person a day on average. The number of executions has recently increas...

Iran Is Ready To Attack Israel

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The tension between Israel and Iran appears to be heightening.

Iran Confirms Secret Nuclear Agreement: Big Pay Off To Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian authorities reacted with anger towards the leaking of the secret agreement. This shows that how maintaining the secrecy of the deal was crucia...