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The World As it Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress
Monday, September 26, 2011

Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of Americas War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and South Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Underlying his reportage is a constant struggle with the nature of war and its impact on human civilization. War is always about betrayal, Hedges notes. It is about betrayal of the young by the old, of cynics by idealists, and of soldiers and Marines by politicians. Society’s institutions, including our religious institutions, which mold us into compliant citizens, are unmasked.

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Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis
Monday, September 12, 2011

It wasn’t the events of September 11th that changed the world, but the events of September 12th and beyond, when the Bush administration took the world to war in response; that changed the world, and continues to threaten U.S. and global security, and shred U.S. democracy.

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Two Wings of a Nightingale: Persian Soul, Islamic Heart- On the Road in Iran
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Iran is probably the most misunderstood country in the world, and its people are among the most feared. Award-winning travel writer Jill Worrall, with her friend Reza Mirkhalaf, a leading tour manager from Tehran, describe an Iran the world has forgotten about. Few people in the west know anything about the Iranian people beyond their current politics and religion.

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Book of Europe (10): Iran-EU Relations
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s relations with the European Union (EU) – which was then called European Economic Community (EEC) – have seen many ups and downs due to organizational developments in EU and developments in the Middle East. As a result, those relations have been seldom stable for a long time.

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The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle--100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afghanistan--and rightly so. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for?

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Soft War (3): Battle in the Age of Information
Friday, August 5, 2011

Tehran International Studies & Research Institute is publishing a collection on soft war to provide scientific insight into various aspects of and trends in cyber and media threats as well as psychological operations. The first volume of this collection focused on cyberwar and the second volume has been dedicated to media threats. The third volume is all about information threats.

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Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims
Sunday, July 31, 2011

Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims examines the rise of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments in the West following the end of the Cold War through GW Bush’s War on Terror to the Age of Obama. Using “Operation Desert Storm” as a watershed moment, Stephen Sheehi examines the increased mainstreaming of Muslim-bating rhetoric and explicitly racist legislation, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory policies towards Muslims in North America and abroad.

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The International Politics of the Persian Gulf
Monday, July 18, 2011

For much of the contemporary history of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf has stood at the center of the region’s strategic significance. At the same time, the Gulf has been wracked by political instability and tension. Drawing on the comprehensive knowledge and experience of experts in the region, The International Politics of the Persian Gulf shines a bright light on this area, offering insights and thoughtful analyses on the critical importance of this troubled region to global politics.

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Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War
Monday, July 11, 2011

The ruins of Persepolis evoke the best-known events of ancient Persia's history: Alexander the Great's defeat of Darius III, his conquest of the Achaemenid empire, and the burning of the great palace complex at Persepolis. However, most of the history of ancient Persia remains as mysterious today as it was to contemporary Western scholars. Compared to the world-famous Alexander, the many wars won by the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, and their revolutionary military technology, have been almost forgotten in the sands of the East.

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Soft War (2): Media War
Friday, July 1, 2011

Tehran International Studies & Research Institute is publishing a collection on soft war to provide scientific insight into various aspects of and trends in cyber and media threats as well as psychological operations. The first volume of this collection focused on cyberwar and the second volume has been dedicated to media threats.

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