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What Is the Economy of Tawhid?

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

In 1977, Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first president, wrote a book introducing an alternative approach to economy based on the principle of Tawhid, which challenged the principle of dichotomy which are at the centre of both capitalist and socialist models of economy.

The Irrelevance of Iran's Presidential Election

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The long journey of Iranian people towards freedom and independence will only end when they bid farewell to the reformists who have every interest in preserving this regime which survives by moving the country from one crisis to another. Boycotting the election would be a first step.

The Defense of Human Rights Will Not Legitimize War on Iran

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Mahmood Delkhasteh

There is no doubt that even if the nuclear issue is resolved, the current Iranian regime will create other crises. But it has been weakened by this long struggle for power. These crises are only symptoms of deeper underlying problems.

Egyptian Revolutionaries Need to Ask What Went Wrong

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

There is nothing "sublime" about what is happening in Egypt. The question which should be asked, therefore, is what went wrong, and what mistakes might have led to the current situation.

Khamenei: A Counterfeit Leader

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

As the result of censorship, the Iranian Green movement has yet failed to identify a democratic and independent political alternative which challenges the regime in its totality.

Clash of Civilizations Discredited

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The bloody fault lines of conflict today are mapped out not between democratic and undemocratic civilizations, but between global forces of antidemocratic power and human struggles for freedom in every culture.