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When the serious Googling begins in N. Korea, where will it end?

When the serious Googling begins in N. Korea, where will it end?

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The visit of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to North Korea this week raises intriguing questions about internet usage there to which we may not get real answers for a long time. Belatedly, North Korea has had to open access to the Internet to highly select elite that includes students at two […]

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Named but not shamed: UN Rights Committee cites abuses in Syria, Iran and N. Korea

Named but not shamed: UN Rights Committee cites abuses in Syria, Iran and N. Korea

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tis’ the season in the General Assembly for  some serious if generally overlooked work and reports.  An Assembly committee has soundly condemned the continuing human and political rights abuses in three global transgressors; Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the quaintly titled Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, […]

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Would a free Iran be Islamic? Look to her artists!

Would a free Iran be Islamic? Look to her artists!

By Sheda Vasseghi  The battle for retention of Iran’s national identity, now in its 32nd  year, has been clearly witnessed by the global YouTube audience since the brutal 2009 crackdowns of its civilians demanding a free, secular and democratic country.  The arrest, torture and murder of brave Iranian nationalists standing up to this ethnic cleansing […]

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UN suspends Libya from Rights Council, sparks fly

UN suspends Libya from Rights Council, sparks fly

By John J. Metzler   UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly voted unanimously to suspend Libya from the Human Rights Council in response to the Gaddafi regime’s continuing crackdown on protests rocking the North African country.  The Assembly voted on a draft resolution proposed by Arab and African states, condemning  any Council member  who “commits […]

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How the Iranian people can, like the American people, take back their country

How the Iranian people can, like the American people, take back their country

By Sheda Vasseghi President Obama was elected with an agenda that included dialogue with the clerics in Tehran.  That agenda backfired with the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to engage in a dialogue, and an unexpected Iranian national uprising in June 2009 disputing the rigged elections results and the theocratic regime as a whole.  Since then, the […]

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For Iranian refugees, the inhumanity which started back home continues in Greece and Turkey

For Iranian refugees, the inhumanity which started back home continues in Greece and Turkey

By Sheda Vasseghi With the inevitable downfall of the theocratic regime in Tehran, history will highlight the legacy of the Islamic Republic.  One of its legacies is the abhorrent phenomenon of countless Iranian refugees scattered across the globe, a condition never experienced by Iranians prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Among the least tolerant locations […]

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From cyberspace to Iran's bazaars, hope and regime change is in the air!

From cyberspace to Iran's bazaars, hope and regime change is in the air!

By Sheda Vasseghi As the Islamic Republic is slammed with a mystery cyber attack [Iran again changes its story on reactor operations] supplemented by newly ballooned sanctions, President Obama recently issued an Executive Order denouncing specific Iranian government officials. They are being held directly responsible for the severe human rights violations stemming from and continuing since the June […]

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China's first peace prize infuriates its ruling class

China's first peace prize infuriates its ruling class

BEIJING – China has long wanted a Nobel prize. Now that it has one, its leaders are furious. The Nobel committee awarded its peace prize to imprisoned democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo on Friday, lending encouragement to China’s dissident community and sending a rebuke to the authoritarian government, which sharply condemned the award. In naming Liu, […]

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The global showdown between Exceptionalism and Islamofascism

The global showdown between Exceptionalism and Islamofascism

By Sheda Vasseghi The majority of the world views America as exceptional.  As a country that has come to possess a unique role in world affairs, America serves as a role model for many nations still struggling with their identity, equality, equity, and the pursuit of happiness. Whether America acts in its own interests or […]