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United Nations and the Crisis of Legitimacy: Part 1
Sunday, March 1, 2009
World Public opinions regarding the United Nations and all of its component parts vary from absolute ignorance of its history, structure and purpose to an outright dismissal of the entire organization as a dysfunctional international agency. Sandwiched between the two are the opinions of those who lament the "real" United Nations and its departure from what it could be, and then there are those who are operating within the context of realpolitik and see it as viable mechanism for conflict resolution provided that the governance and the decisions are left to the most powerful nations.
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United Nations and the Crisis of Legitimacy: Part 2
Sunday, March 1, 2009
As long as hegemonic powers control the structure and set policies, the structure will remain detrimental to the health of the "real" international community. No one should believe that United Nations ought to solve the World's pressing problems, but no one expects the United Nations to be one of the causes of the problems. It is time for the United Nations and all of its agencies to renounce past practices on the part of some of its agencies, adopt a new paradigm, and join the voices speaking on behalf of the under-privilege at the World Social forum rather than as a cheer leader on the sideline for the voices of greed and failure at the World Economic Forum at Davos.
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Islamic Revolution Resolution for 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Millions of Iranian on Tuesday took to the streets across the country in support of Iranian progress toward democracy as part of ceremonies marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
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Iran Celebrates 30 Years of Medical Success
Monday, February 9, 2009
In the three decades since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Iranian researchers have made several crowning achievements in the field of medicine.
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Iran, Hub of Nanotechnology in Islamic World
Saturday, February 7, 2009
In terms of nanotechnology, Iran ranks the second among Muslim countries and the 38th in the world. Due to outlooks delineated for this technology, there is hope that the country’s global standing would be soon one-digit while standing on top of Muslim countries.
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Three-Decade Repercussions of the Islamic Revolution on the Region
Saturday, February 7, 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.
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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.
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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.
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The Persian Trio: A Glance at Trend of Cooperation among Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
Saturday, November 8, 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.
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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.
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