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Iran's Oil Policy Mixed With Politicization -- How Might It Affect Your Life Negatively?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected proposals, from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as well as other major oil-producing countries, to discuss freezing of oil production in order to boost prices and tackle global oil surplus.

5 Ways to Increase Brand Recognition

Brett Berhoff | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
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Brett Berhoff

Branding is one of the most POWERFUL tools in business. It always has been. In many cases, branding holds more power than that of a patent or trade secret. Strong brands are tough to beat.

How Obama is Benefiting Iran by the US-GCC Summit

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

"Reassuring" Saudi Arabia and other gulf nations about Iran's increasing presence was on the top of Obama's agenda visiting Saudi Arabia.

The Propaganda War Against Hindus in Academia: A Response to Inside Higher Education

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.22.2016 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right. A cultural and religious war is raging in which Western academics are the enemy.

Iran's Islamic-Persian Imperialism Manifesting Through Hard Power: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.16.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's foreign policy has been unique in that regard; Iranian leaders' geopolitical, ideological and regional hegemonic ambitions have been consistent since the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

Khamenei Wants Western Businesses, but Lashes Out at the US

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Khamenei's swift method of blaming the U.S. for almost everything domestically, regionally or globally is classic and politically-driven. It does not adequately and fully address the question concerning why corporations are still reluctant to do business with Iran.

Iran Attacks Americans On American Soil -- Cyber War, Cyberwarfare

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.10.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The Justice Department and federal prosecutors have portrayed that individuals linked to the Iranian government have attacked U.S. infrastructure, including a small dam 20 miles north of New York.

Iran Threatens the US and the Middle East: Stay Away from Our Redlines. Obama's Response?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

There used to be a time when the Islamic Republic showed some discretion with regards to its regional hegemonic and ideological ambitions, or skirting and breaching international laws.

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

Iran Reciprocates US's Favor by Increasing Anti-Americanism and Warmongering in the Middle East

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

From the US government's perspective, the rules of the nation-state systems and existing international norms suggest that if the US does a favor for a country (in this case, the Islamic Republic), Tehran will absolutely reciprocate.

Why We Should Abolish the Word "Terrorists" and What to Use Instead

Fabian Markl | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Fabian Markl

When we see, hear or use it, we often immediately feel like a victim ourselves. And if you consume the news every day, it's easy to become pessimistic, and that will affect your whole life.

Iran's Executions and Human Rights Abuses Hit 27-Year High

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian authorities claim that these executions are overwhelmingly related to drugs offenses. Nevertheless, many of the executions were linked to other issues. Only around 65 percent of those who were executed were charged with violating Iran's narcotics law.

3 Tips on How to Deal With Tragedy

swami varadan | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
swami varadan

A tragic event is anything that makes you feel at a loss; a tragic event is one that makes you feel horrible and at times makes you feel like you cannot move forward.

The Russian Putt

Carlo Caro | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Vladimir Putin recently announced that he would be largely withdrawing from Syria. There was however, no complete "mission accomplished" but there is no denying that the Russians have done a lot better than the Americans.

The Daily News Is Negatively Affecting the World. Here's How.

Tyler Leslie | Posted 03.16.2016 | Media
Tyler Leslie

I personally, don't watch the news because of the negativity that is brought to light. But, even being a person that doesn't watch the news, I still hear about these tragic events through the radio, internet, Facebook, news infomercials, and other people.

Iran's "Hardliners", "Moderates", "Reformists": Invasion and Intervention in Syria

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The unison among Iran's reformists, hardliners, principalists, moderates, and independent politicians will continue to last due to the above factors and their shared convergence of interests in keeping Assad in power.

Why Trump Isn't Quite an American Berlusconi

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

The similarities between Trump and Berlusconi -- their 'say it like it is' populism, their willingness to engage demagoguery, their wealth, their vulgarity, their ability to tap into the emotions (both positive and negative) of their supporters -- are manifest. But there are important differences.

The Election No One Is Talking About

Becky Allen | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Becky Allen

On March 20, citizens of the Republic of Congo will vote in the country's next presidential election. But, this election can hardly be called democratic in an increasingly authoritarian nation. While there are ten opposition candidates, there is little doubt that incumbent President Sassou Nguesso will assume power for a third term.

Memoir:Islam, Quran, Muhammad, Allah (god) Hate Women and Non-Muslims?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.09.2016 | Books
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

With the rise of the Islamic State and similar groups, there exist fundamental questions, regarding the religion of Islam, that I attempt to address a...

7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Creative Mind

Brett Berhoff | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

What is most important in jumpstarting the creative mind is changing the pattern of behavior that we experience every day. The mind needs to be taken out of this routine, and allowed to be free to explore another path.

Iran's Elections: The Fallacy, Hype, and Oversimplification

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Democratic elections? The media, primarily the Western mainstream outlets, have been carried away with their characterization of Iran's elections. V...

China, Other Nations: Peace Talks Between Afghan Government and Taliban By March

Taylor Butch | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Taylor Butch

For the fourth time in two months, the Afghan peace process advanced to create a roadmap for reviving stalled negotiations between the Afghan governme...

Sinn Féin Joins List of Surging Anti-Austerity Forces in Europe

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 02.23.2016 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Polls show that Sinn Féin, which hopes to capitalize on several factors toward what would be a historic victory, could wind up as the second-largest party for the first time in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

Malcolm X and the Black Lives Matter Movement

David A. Love | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Malcolm X resonates with a Black Lives Matter movement born decades after his death. Yet, this nascent movement fights the same hopelessly persistent problem of American racism, one born of the badge of slavery.

A Defiant Iran Defies the UN and International Laws Again

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.21.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Currently, the major questions to address are: What aspect of its military is Iran attempting to strengthen? Why does the UN continue to ignore the Islamic Republic when it is clearly violating its resolutions? And, why does Iran so publicly announce such actions which are violations of the UNSC resolutions?