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Political and Strategic Roots of Sectarian Strife in Contemporary Times
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gholamali Khoshroo
At present, the Islamic world is suffering from an upsurge in sectarian bloodletting. All the denominations of Islam have been there for over 14 centuries, but it has been only during the past decades that differences among them have turned into all-out conflict and religious massacre. 

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Civilizational Share of Iran and Shiism in Foreign Policy: Part II
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Throughout history, the Iranian culture has played a great role in the making and spreading the Islamic civilization. In other words, the Islamic civilization, especially in the eastern part of the Muslim world, has been largely an Iranian civilization.

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Civilizational Share of Iran and Shiism in Foreign Policy: Part I
Sunday, February 17, 2013

The relationship between culture, civilization and foreign policy of countries is not a linear relationship. As a result, these three factors, which have been more influential than other factors in shaping the human destiny are not located along the same line, but have circular relations and, therefore, have counteracting effects on one another. The foreign policy of every country can be used as a vehicle to promote the culture and civilization of that country. On the other hand, a country’s culture, especially in democratic regimes, can enrich the contents of that country’s foreign policy and make it succeed.

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