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High stakes at the 5+1 Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

High stakes at the 5+1  Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

By Sheda Vasseghi On April 14, 2012, representatives from the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany (“5+1”) met with officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran in Istanbul to discuss its nuclear ambitions.  Discussions were preliminary and introductory, and expectations for the parties to come to any agreement were low. According to UK representative […]

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Waiting for someone to please do something, the world waits some more

Waiting for someone to please do something, the world waits some more

By Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

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An SOS from the people of Iran to the people of Israel: Two former top diplomats take a stand against war

An SOS from the people of Iran to the people of Israel: Two former top diplomats take a stand against war

By Sheda Vasseghi The following is based on recent statements by Amb. Ardeshir Zahedi, former foreign minister and and the last ambassador of the Shah in Washington, and Dr. Assad Homayoun, former minister at the Iranian Embassy in Washington. “I have come to believe that Israel will indeed strike Iran in 2012.” This is the […]

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Profile of Ghasem Soleimani, Khamenei's likely choice as Iran's next president

Profile of Ghasem Soleimani, Khamenei's likely choice as Iran's next president

By Fariborz Saremi In May 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini pre-empted any attempts that the former Shah’s followers might make to overthrow the Revolutionary government by founding the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Swiftly the Guards spread their command centers around the country. One of the members of the command center in Kerman was Ghasem Soleimani, who […]

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While U.S. focuses on politics, Iran plays geopolitical chess

While U.S. focuses on politics, Iran plays geopolitical chess

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amidst the swirl of the presidential  primary season in the United States and thus the blurring of the international news focus, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been on a political campaign swing of his own throughout Latin America. But while the Islamic Republic relentlessly pursues the nuclear genie, […]

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Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

By Sheda Vasseghi The gap between the destinies of Iran and Arab countries continues to grow exponentially given the differences in their respective culture and history. Iran has been in a state of identity crisis since the Arab Muslim invasion some 1400 years ago, while the rise of Islam gave Arabs a sense of unity […]

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Critique of Iran's cultural heritage conveniently ignores main factor: historic role of Islamic invaders

Critique of Iran's cultural heritage conveniently ignores main factor: historic role of Islamic invaders

By Sheda Vasseghi In his article “Iran’s Fundamental Cultural Reformations,” Davood-Rahni calls for the immediate elimination of “bad [Iranian] social and cultural traits and practices.” Although this column will not serve to negate Davood-Rahni’s list of negative traits among Iranians or the need to reflect on them, it is a rather silly posture given a […]

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In response to an assassination plot against a Saudi diplomat, the U.S. should not go to war

In response to an assassination plot against a Saudi diplomat, the U.S. should not go to war

By Sheda Vasseghi The latest Saudi official assassination conspiracy implicating the Islamic Republic of Iran brings chills to Iranian nationalists as it is a reminder of many examples in history whereby in the scheme of things a small trigger causes global warfare and carnage. Accusations against the Islamists in control of Iran triggering potential backlash […]

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LIFE's list of dictators: Who put the interns in charge?

LIFE's list of dictators: Who put the interns in charge?

By Sheda Vasseghi Mainstream media’s shameless audacity and direct attack on the general public’s intelligence has reached an all time high.  LIFE magazine has published a list of the world’s worst dictators including the late Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980) as one of the nominees.  A definition for “dictator” or the method of […]

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Islamic Republic's masters of disaster are no match for the Iranian people with Internet access

Islamic Republic's masters of disaster are no match for the Iranian people with Internet access

By Sheda Vasseghi  The Islamic Republic’s two-prong strategy of chaos to remain in power involves destruction of Iranian heritage and culture while using Iranian people’s national funds to support projects in troubled countries beset by corrupt regimes or extreme poverty.  Of course, buying followers and believers from among the most miserable parts of the world […]

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