Three-Decade Repercussions of the Islamic Revolution on the Region
Saturday, February 07, 2009
The world in the 20th century has witnessed broad, controversial, influential and eye-catching changes. World wars, revolutions, conflicts and clashes among societies comprised a considerable part of the developments in the past century. Some of these developments have left little impact despite their importance and some have kept the dynamism of their inner currents and affected a huge extent of structures and procedures in the international system.
Human Rights: Laws or Tools?
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Today terms such as human rights, humanitarian rights, citizenship rights, peace rights, civil rights, natural rights and inherent rights are being used all over the world even more than and beyond what were imagined by John Locke in 18th century and Henry Dunant in 19th century.
Political Participation in Iran
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Political participation applies to any voluntary act to influence elections or public policy, including voting, protesting, lobbying, and many other activities.
The Persian Trio: A Glance at Trend of Cooperation among Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
Saturday, November 08, 2008
The sweetness of the Persian language has appeased politicians in the three countries of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Basically after the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union, Iran’s strategic location in linking via land east Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, Russia and Europe, has created a central point for Iran from eco-geographical point of view which is different from the past and requires new policies and strategies in economic-industrial development and promotion of trade.
Epistemological Frameworks of Iranian Civilization
Saturday, October 11, 2008
History of Iran has been characterized by peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups in a geographical unit. Mana people in Kordestan, Caucasians, Assyrians in Iraq and Elam, and other peoples living in Lorestan, all get along under a peaceful atmosphere.
A Development More Tangible and Scary than Terrorism
Saturday, October 04, 2008
During the past few years, almost all reports by international, governmental and nongovernmental organizations have indicated that climatic conditions of the world are rapidly deteriorating. This warning has nothing to do with thinning of the ozone layer, which forced governments and states to take immediate actions to reduce greenhouse gases. Apparently, this time, everything is getting out of hand.
The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil
Saturday, October 04, 2008
The Peak Oil theory maintains that world production of conventional oil will soon reach a maximum, or peak, and decline thereafter, with grave socio-economic consequences. Some proponents of the theory argue that world oil production has already peaked, and is now in a terminal decline. Although, on the face of it, this sounds like a fairly reasonable proposition, it has been challenged on both theoretical and empirical grounds. While some critics have called it a myth, others have branded it as a money-making scam promoted by the business interests that are vested in the fossil fuel industry, in the business of war and militarism, and in the Wall Street financial giants that are engaged in manipulative oil speculation.
Culture, a Trump Card to Boost Islamic Republic’s Soft Power
Sunday, September 21, 2008
During the past 30 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has determined, defined (and sometimes redefined) and exploited a large number of soft power tools which are embedded in the great Iranian and Islamic civilization. However, focusing on culture alone can demonstrate soft power potentials of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Women and the Dawn of Islam
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The dawn of Islam changed the world's perception of women's rights, gave them the voice to demand that which was justly theirs and provided them with unprecedented freedoms.
Ramadan, The Month We Are the Guests of God
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Fasting has very serious benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. It’s a great healer; it strengthens and purifies us. It’s a redeemer; it removes us from worldly concerns. It redirects the hearts away from worldly activities toward the Divine.