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Imam Khomeini’s Viewpoints on Iranian Foreign Policy
Monday, May 26, 2008
Since foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran follows suit with Islamic values and ideals, Imam Khomeini, as founder of this form of government, has designed theoretical bases and special principles for its foreign policy approach. Since his viewpoints are of special importance in this regard, here we would try to discuss some of the most important principles and goals of the Iranian foreign policy from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini by drawing upon his own words and writings.
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Typology of Orientalists’ Views on Islamic Revolution
Monday, May 19, 2008
The Islamic Revolution of Iran, which triumphed under the leadership of the late Imam Khomeini in February 1979, was the sole revolution in the whole human history that due to its coincidence with major international upheavals was scrutinized by many thinkers and politicians. As put by the author of “New Shiite Ideas in Politics and Governance”, before long research works about the Islamic Revolution inundated the world.
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Islam and Struggle against Humiliating Attitudes towards Women
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Quran has noted that women and men are equal in nature and creation. Quran has never claimed, like some older scriptures, that women have been created of an inferior substance compared to men. Therefore, Islam has not taken a humiliating approach to women in creation.
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Islam’s Attitude towards Men and Women: Supplementing Halves
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Islam maintains that the rights of men and women are not similar. However, Islam has never considered any advantage for men over women and has observed the principle of equality between men and women. In fact, Islam is not against equality between men and women, but is against identical rights for them.
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US Failures in Latin America and Iran’s Opportunities
Monday, May 12, 2008
Fighting the United States has become the main motto for many Latin American leaders and this is an opportunity of which Iran can avail more than any other country. Efforts made by regional countries to get rid of the US hegemony, has caused them to feel the need for having good allies to accompany them in fighting with the United States.
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Viewpoints of Muslim Scholars about Islamic Solidarity
Monday, May 12, 2008
Mentioning various viewpoints of Shiite and Sunni scholars, as leaders of this big group of humans, about importance of Islamic solidarity is needed to shed more light on the need for fostering unity and solidarity among Muslims.
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Oil Prices and Global Warming
Sunday, March 30, 2008
It is widely expected that efforts to develop green sources of energy will receive more attention with oil prices going through the roof. The astronomical rise in oil prices may turn out to be a blessing in disguise since it may encourage a speedier transition to cleaner and greener alternative sources of energy, which would reduce the threat of global warming.
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NOROOZ (New Day): The New Year Of the Iranian People
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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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State Anomalies in Nahj-ul-Balagha
Monday, March 10, 2008
Therefore, leaders and managers should stay away from flamboyance and extravagance in their personal lives. It is then that they would come to grips with the realities of society and make decisions to bring relative economic welfare to the society. Even if welfare is not possible for all people, it would be easier for them to tolerate poverty when they see that their leaders are living in the same conditions and this will give legitimacy to the government while blocking negative psychological and cultural consequences of poverty.
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The Red Snake: The Great Wall of Iran
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It is longer than Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall taken together. It is over a thousand years older than the Great Wall of China as we know it today. It is of more solid construction than its ancient Chinese counterparts. It is the greatest monument of its kind between central Europe and China and it may be the longest brick, or stone, wall ever built in the ancient world - and yet few have ever heard of it. This wall is known as ‘The Great Wall of Gorgan’ or ‘the Red Snake’.
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