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Convergence Model of Persian Speaking Countries
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Active ImageIran's diplomatic machine has recently placed a plan on convergence of three Persian speaking nations (Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan) on its agenda. The plan which recruits most of the elites and scholars from the three nations intends to recognize and revive civilizational elements in relations between the three countries.
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A Primer on Iran’s Presidential Election System
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Iran’s Presidential election is set for June 12, 2009. With much domestic and international attention focused on what could be pivotal elections, the following is a primer on the Presidential election system of Iran.
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Why Persian Gulf?
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Historical, legal, and social evidences prove that the southern Iranian sea should be called Persian Gulf and insistence of some Arab states to justify their claims is based on nothing but pure sentimentalism.
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Noruz, Glorious Iranian Spring Festival
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Noruz is the most glorious of Iran’s national spring festivities and dates back to the beginning of Persian history from time immemorial.  Both foreign and domestic historians admit they do not know precisely when nor how the festival of Noruz emerged in ancient Persia and have expressed divergent opinions concerning the festival’s historical background.
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NOROOZ (New Day): The New Year Of the Iranian People
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Norooz (Nowruz, Nevruz, Newruz, Navruz) in Persian means "New [-year]-day".  It is the beginning of the year for the peoples of Iran (Greater Iran, including: Afghanistan, Arran (Republic of Azerbaijan) and Central Asian Republics).
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No-Rooz, The Iranian New Year
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
No-Rooz, in word, means "New Day". It is the new day that starts the year, traditionally the exact astronomical beginning of the Spring. Iranians take that as the beginning of the year. This exact second is called "Saal Tahvil". No-Rooz with its' uniquely Iranian characteristics has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of ancient Iranians.
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Iran's Constructive Foreign Policy under the 20-Year Vision Plan
Saturday, March 14, 2009
In 2002, Iran's Expediency Council approved the 20-Year Vision Plan to promote the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in national, regional and international levels in which Iran becomes a developed country in twenty years, with the first economic, scientific and technical stand in the region. In this document, the strategy of constructive interaction has been emphasized as a polestar for the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy.
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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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