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Economic Researcher
Economy
Opinions
Iran

 

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, told reporter on October 14th that “we can get past the hardest economic crises in the shortest span of time”. He also claimed that “everyone should put their hands together in this psychological, economic and political war waged against us and we will...

Journalist
Opinions

 

Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, had a meeting with commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) last week. He demanded them to expand their overseas activities and added that “we mustn’t be satisfied with our region. By remaining within our borders, we shouldn’t...

Journalist
Opinions

He takes off his shoes and socks and places the sole of his feet on the table facing the delegates at the United Nations General Assembly. He is the head of the government, their revolution has just succeeded and this is the first time he appears in the UN. He says: “I was held for two years in...

Ecologist
افغانستان
World
Iran

Western states’ attempts to start negotiations with Taliban - including officially hosting them in Sweden, EU’s recommendations to Afghanistan’s government to reach peace, and Trump’s willingness to talk with them – have been framed as steps towards peace. The international community seems to...

Researcher and Political Scientist
Opinions

 

It has been several years since “sanctions” is not a merely threatening word in Iran, but part of people’s daily lives. After the increase in the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behaviors and the US’s withdrawal of the nuclear deal, Iranians have endured more severe and widespread...

Political Analyst
Opinions
Iran

 

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, found a great opportunity at his meeting with Foreign ministry staff on August 6th to express – in metaphors of course - his manifest toward taking the leadership role, replacing Khamenei and helping the nation survive the crisis.

There are...

Journalist
World

While Turkey is undergoing a transition from secularism to political Islam– which is in its final stages - Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 anti-missile system has widened the gap between the US and Turkey. Turkey’s turn towards East accelerated when Erdogan, Turkey’s president, understood the...

Researcher in Religious Minorities
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Syria and Iraq underwent a disaster five years ago. Islamic State (IS) troops attacked Sinjar, in North-Western Iraq and mass murdered thousands of male members of a religious minority known as Yazidis. There is no trace of 2900 disappeared Yazidis as of yet. IS fighters then kidnapped Yazidi...

Sociologist
Iran

 

Despite four decades of being under suppression and humiliation, Iran’s society has never sanctioned the regime of Islamic republic from within. Frequent shows of allegiance, designed by the regime, have seldom been sanctioned. However, as the regime behaves outside its borders as it...

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