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Islamic Republic of Iran's Lobbyists and Spies Are in Our Midst?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments ...

Saudi's New Direction Towards an Open Global Islamic Authority

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

It is no longer a secret that Saudi Arabia is undergoing a massive economic transformation. This transformation is so essential to Saudi Arabia's se...

700 Years After a Disappearance: A Meditation on Sri Madhvacharya, My Father and Memory

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 02.07.2017 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Seven hundred years ago, almost to the day, he entered the dark stone chambers of an ancient temple and was never seen again. Some say he vanished u...

How To Change Iran Government Peacefully?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Hoping that the Iranian government would suddenly become a constructive, responsible, and rational member of the international community on its own is...

Saudis, UAE Predictably Back Trump Syria Safe Zone Scheme

Michael Hughes | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Michael Hughes

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates voiced support for President Donald Trump's idea to establish safe zones in Syria, which comes as no surpris...

Former US Officials Urge Trump to Work with Iran Opposition

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In an unprecedented move, a 23 member bi-partisan group of senior former US officials signed a critical letter and delivered it to President Donald Tr...

Trump's Inaugural: So That's It?

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2017 | Media
William Bradley

After contemplating a prospective Donald Trump presidential inaugural for more than a year, I have to say that the reality turned out to be decidedly ...

CNN and our rose tinted shades

Juliet Asante | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home
Juliet Asante

#CNNGetItRight was trending recently after the just ended elections in Ghana. Africans and I guess the world, suddenly seemed to have the rotten egg o...

American Jewish Congress Congratulates The Next US Ambassador, David Friedman

Dr. Munr Kazmir | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Dr. Munr Kazmir

American Jewish Congress President Mr. Jack Rosen and Vice President Dr. Munr Kazmir released the following statement on the announcement of David Fri...

God is Born Again

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

I recently overheard a conversation between two young adults. They were explaining how they don't want children because they don't want to bring them ...

Is Trump's America Ready for Kaleidoscopic World Chaos?

William Bradley | Posted 12.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

So that's that. Donald Trump is now formally the President-elect of the United States. The Electoral College met and voted on Monday. And with the hyp...

Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler using Cross Board Preparedness Planning

Iram Ganju | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Iram Ganju

Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler using Cross Board Preparedness Planning Growth-minded companies should be mindful of preparing their empl...

Iran to Trump: "Death to America" Will Continue

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Ideologically speaking, Iran's hardliners, primarily Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Cor...

Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach It

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Atif Choudhury

This piece was originally published by ergo In 2006, during my junior year in high school, I had a research assignment in my honors Spanish class whe...

On Trump's Presidential Victory: Losing Graciously and Winning Humbly

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.27.2016 | Home
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 ...

Thankful for Partners, Thankful for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As the holiday season begins in the U.S. with families and friends gathering around tables for Thanksgiving, I am beginning to reflect on this past ye...

Iran: US is "Great Satan" With or Without Trump

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
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...

Moroccan Activists Globalize Their Struggle: System Change Not Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Salena Tramel

As the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened in Marrakesh this week, social justice m...

Trump Administration: Iran and Middle East Policy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.13.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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...

Witness The Current Crisis In Haiti For Yourself

The Huffington Post | Averie Timm | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home


Syria Shows That Realism Still Dominates Global Politics

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Daniel R. DePetris

The civil war in Syria has taught the international community plenty of lessons, and not one of them is good. In fact, each and every one is an indictment on the entire rules-based order that has governed the international system since the end of World War II.

New 'Red Revolution' Underway In China

Taylor Butch | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Taylor Butch

China's wine industry has matured in recent years to become a player on the world's stage as its consumers widely purchase wine from overseas markets via physical means and the Internet. With overseas travel and smartphone sales on the rise, and Chinese business tycoons claiming stake to world-class vineyards, expect the Chinese wine revolution to continue into the future.

Iran Will Never Abandon Assad's State, Worst Humanitarian Tragedy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
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...