Sheda Vasseghi

Sheda Vasseghi is on the Board of Azadegan Foundation and is a regular contributor on Iran’s Affairs to several publications including WorldTribune.com.

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Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

By Sheda Vasseghi   It is a no-brainer that President Mubarak was going to eventually meet the demands of the Egyptian demonstrators by stepping down from his never-ending presidency.  Most Egyptians appear to have revolted with sincere intentions, but it would be naïve not to suspect that various forces such as political Islamists jumped on the […]

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Memo to the U.S. Navy: The mullahs are the enemy, not the Iranian people

Memo to the U.S. Navy: The mullahs are the enemy, not the Iranian people

  By Sheda Vasseghi   According to the clerics in Iran, educational programs promoting the desire to live in a free, democratic environment are “perverted political movements” and must be banned.  General humanities and pro-Western studies must be aggressively replaced with Islamic teachings of jihad.  Theatrical performances such as the recent Hedda Gabler in Tehran can be […]

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The Islamic Republic has a major problem: Iranian women

The Islamic Republic has a major problem: Iranian women

  By Sheda Vasseghi  Recently Islamic Republic’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that feminism is “a cry of protest from crushed women in a capitalistic system.”  Further, he called on all “Muslim” women to restore their rights in social, economic, cultural and political realms.  That the goal of the Islamic regime is to methodically eradicate Iranian national […]

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Overlooked WikiLeak: Iran uprising captured the imagination of Arab populations in the region

Overlooked WikiLeak: Iran uprising captured the imagination of Arab populations in the region

By Sheda Vasseghi Putting aside Wikileaks and its damaging consequences as well as the suspicious ability of a “nobody” to gain access to volumes of heavily guarded classified documents in a short period of time and live to tell about it, the leaked documents about Arab thought regarding the regime in Tehran is quite enlightening.  […]

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Hizbullah declares victory in the cultural war for Iran: Persian civilization is no more

Hizbullah declares victory in the cultural war for Iran: Persian civilization is no more

By Sheda Vasseghi “There is nothing in Iran which is called Persian or Persian Civilization.  What exists in Iran is the Islamic Civilization….  And the founder of the Islamic Republic is an Arab, son of Arab….  The supreme leader of the Islamic Republic today is the Imam Khamenei, [a] Sayyed….” — Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader […]

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How the Iranian people can, like the American people, take back their country

How the Iranian people can, like the American people, take back their country

By Sheda Vasseghi President Obama was elected with an agenda that included dialogue with the clerics in Tehran.  That agenda backfired with the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to engage in a dialogue, and an unexpected Iranian national uprising in June 2009 disputing the rigged elections results and the theocratic regime as a whole.  Since then, the […]

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For Iranian refugees, the inhumanity which started back home continues in Greece and Turkey

For Iranian refugees, the inhumanity which started back home continues in Greece and Turkey

By Sheda Vasseghi With the inevitable downfall of the theocratic regime in Tehran, history will highlight the legacy of the Islamic Republic.  One of its legacies is the abhorrent phenomenon of countless Iranian refugees scattered across the globe, a condition never experienced by Iranians prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Among the least tolerant locations […]

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Why multicultural societies that accept Shariah laws will fail

Why multicultural societies that accept Shariah laws will fail

By Sheda Vasseghi In her recent speech, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel stated that creating a happy, productive multicultural society in Germany “has failed, totally.”  The Honorable Chancellor Merkel is only partially correct.  It is not the idea of a multicultural society that has failed, but a society’s inability to define multiculturalism, and subsequently protect the boundaries […]

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From cyberspace to Iran's bazaars, hope and regime change is in the air!

From cyberspace to Iran's bazaars, hope and regime change is in the air!

By Sheda Vasseghi As the Islamic Republic is slammed with a mystery cyber attack [Iran again changes its story on reactor operations] supplemented by newly ballooned sanctions, President Obama recently issued an Executive Order denouncing specific Iranian government officials. They are being held directly responsible for the severe human rights violations stemming from and continuing since the June […]

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The global showdown between Exceptionalism and Islamofascism

The global showdown between Exceptionalism and Islamofascism

By Sheda Vasseghi The majority of the world views America as exceptional.  As a country that has come to possess a unique role in world affairs, America serves as a role model for many nations still struggling with their identity, equality, equity, and the pursuit of happiness. Whether America acts in its own interests or […]