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The Statistics of Evil

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Pahlavi

For the Iran watchers and policy makers who think President Rouhani has any real authority in Iran, know that the absolute power in Iran and man responsible for this evil is Ayatollah Khamenei, along with the other unelected members of the Supreme Council.

Vatican Dismisses Iranian Link To Pope John Paul II Shooting

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is dismissing Mehmet Ali Agca's latest claim about who ordered him to assassinate Pope John Paul II. The Turkish gun...

Iran Policy and the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The news that Obama has chosen dialogue over saber rattling gives Romney the opportunity to vent his criticism at the sole foreign policy debate that falls on the 50th anniversary of the night when President John F. Kennedy first made public the existence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.

Salman Rushdie and the Right to Offend

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton rebels against the reduction of The Satanic Verses to an insult to Islam. I agree. But modern liberal democracies, freedom of thought and expression are impossible without the right to offend.

Dr. Hossein Ziai Says Iran May See Another Revolution

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Dr. Hossein Ziai is the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar chair at UCLA where he is also a tenured full professor of Islamic and Iranian studies and the d...

Iran Unleashes Wave Of Arrests Of Dissidents, Analysts Say

nytimes.com | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- In recent weeks, Iranian security officials have unleashed a wave of arrests across the country in an effort to neutralize the political oppo...