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US Congress Is Targeting the Wrong People in the War Against ISIS

(29) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 9:36 AM

At times it is mystifying for me to understand the logic and actions of the United States Congress. After the tragic massacre in San Bernardino by a Pakistani couple who had connections to Saudi Arabia, the ideological bastion of radical Islam i.e. Wahhabism, the House of Representatives has passed HR...

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Why Paris Matters

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 9:42 AM

This essay is in no way written from a critical perspective. It is not motivated by facts and figures, rather it is a reaction to the recent tragedy in France. Paris was attacked on November 13th, and I personally felt that this act was something much more hurtful and deep...

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Mohsen Namjoo: A New Music and Poetry for Modern Iran

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2010 | 9:32 AM

On June 20th, 2010, the Disney Concert Hall hosted a young Iranian musician named Mohsen Namjoo. He was born in a small city in the northeast of Iran named Torbat Jam, but now resides in Europe, mainly in Italy and Austria. One may ask why Namjoo is important enough to...

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Auctioning Ancient Iranian Artifacts: Implications for US Cultural Policy

(4) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 2:35 PM

A bombing in Jerusalem. A troubled foreign country tried in absentia in U.S. courts. Priceless archeological artifacts threatened. It sounds like it could be the plot of Dan Brown's next novel, but this time the situation is a real one that could have tragic consequences for America's cultural policies and...

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