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A Development More Tangible and Scary than Terrorism
Saturday, October 4, 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.
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The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil
Saturday, October 4, 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.
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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.
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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.
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Ramadan, The Month We Are the Guests of God
Saturday, September 6, 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.
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Trilogy of Iran’s Concept and Presence in the World
Monday, August 18, 2008
The present paper focuses on changes in meaning of the word “Iran” during the past three decades to shed more light on various aspects of those changes as well as the reasons behind its conceptual and political alterations. Then attention would be paid to number, characteristics and influence of those changes in the world.
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Is the Prospect of WTO Promising?
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The main objective of the WTO is to encourage member countries to realize a global free trade system that is eventually to their best interests. Before this organization was established, economists estimated that if the principles of the free trade system this world body has provided for, be actually executed, it would raise trade volume as much as 300 billion dollars.
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Appointment of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Words of His Relatives
Monday, August 4, 2008
Why Mohammad (AS) was appointed prophet? Many people have tried to answer this question, but a good answer has been given by Imam Ali (AS) who had been raised by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and has witnessed his prayers and supplications before God.
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The Secret of Expansion of Islam
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The best publicity for Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Islam is to demonstrate practical steps taken by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his progeny. If Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) conduct is shown to non-Muslims, including his respect for civil laws, human rights, social justice, mercy, and humane behavior, even enemies of Islam will be attracted to it.
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Status of Women in Islamic Teachings: The Value of Womanhood
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Islam neither accepts traditional, reactionary woman dominated by ethnic customs who is slave to men’s desires, nor the modern version of woman, who is enslaved by owners of big pharmaceutical and cosmetics firms and is considered a consumer object. Hazrat Fatemeh (AS) is exemplar of this image of a Muslim woman. Islam maintains that a male and a female were partners to creation of man and none of them are superior to the other except in piety and virtues.
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