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Crossing the Axis of Evil

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Before the next round of U.S. negotiations with Iran, why doesn't the U.S. apologize for its unjust 1953 actions? Let's start there. We pat ourselves on the back for spreading the light of liberty. Shouldn't we likewise accept responsibility when we've extinguished it?

On Being Persian

Gina Nahai | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Gina Nahai

Why do they call themselves Persian? The first time someone asked me this was on Harvest Day at my kids' school. I had just been introduced to a blo...

'MAJOR SHIFT': What Obama's UN Speech Means For Iran Relationship

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As President Obama delivered an address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he vowed to pursue stronger relations with Iran in an effort to allevia...

Stumbling to Tehran: A Deeply Flawed Argument for a Very Good Idea

Danny Postel | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Danny Postel

The Leveretts are ideally positioned to champion the case for normalizing relations between the United States and Iran -- a case that desperately needs to be both made and heard in Washington. Lamentably, their ideological contortions get in the way and derail the effort.

Iran's War On Women Students May Backfire

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In the coming academic year, 36 universities will implement exclusion of women from 77 fields of study. The government, which has distanced itself from the recent education bans introduced by universities, risks a backlash.

Dissident Warnings From Iran

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Two dissenting Iranian religious figures -- an imprisoned cleric and an exiled spiritual Sufi -- have issued messages to the world condemning the Iranian theocratic authorities and calling on all religious believers to assist Iranians against the governing hierarchy.

Women and Style in Iran

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Religious women in Iran, whether they wear a chador or not, tend to at least some basic elements of beauty. Ahmadinejad's wife Farahi has belied even that.

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Reports of the Green Movement's Demise Have Been Greatly Understated

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Compared to what the Iranian government is capable of doing, its response to the protests surrounding the June 2009 presidential election has been comparatively restrained.

Voices of Protest: The Iranian Word

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

There is an old saying in Persian, that every Iranian has written at least one line of poetry in their lifetime -- one can only imagine how many millions of lines have been written this summer alone.

Forget The AIG Bonuses: Obama Just Ended Our War with Iran!

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

If you ever wondered why we elected Obama, here you have it: the Axis of Evil is dead.

Egypt's Mubarak: Iran Wants To Devour The Arab World

Jerusalem Post | JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak spoke out against Iran during a meeting with members of the Egyptian ruling party, according to a report in the Kuwai...