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An SOS from the people of Iran to the people of Israel: Two former top diplomats take a stand against war

An SOS from the people of Iran to the people of Israel: Two former top diplomats take a stand against war

By Sheda Vasseghi The following is based on recent statements by Amb. Ardeshir Zahedi, former foreign minister and and the last ambassador of the Shah in Washington, and Dr. Assad Homayoun, former minister at the Iranian Embassy in Washington. “I have come to believe that Israel will indeed strike Iran in 2012.” This is the […]

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Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

By Sheda Vasseghi The gap between the destinies of Iran and Arab countries continues to grow exponentially given the differences in their respective culture and history. Iran has been in a state of identity crisis since the Arab Muslim invasion some 1400 years ago, while the rise of Islam gave Arabs a sense of unity […]

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In response to an assassination plot against a Saudi diplomat, the U.S. should not go to war

In response to an assassination plot against a Saudi diplomat, the U.S. should not go to war

By Sheda Vasseghi The latest Saudi official assassination conspiracy implicating the Islamic Republic of Iran brings chills to Iranian nationalists as it is a reminder of many examples in history whereby in the scheme of things a small trigger causes global warfare and carnage. Accusations against the Islamists in control of Iran triggering potential backlash […]

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Lessons from recent history for Middle Eastern nations in turmoil

Lessons from recent history for Middle Eastern nations in turmoil

By Sheda Vasseghi   On the anniversary of the first Asian constitutional revolution resulting from a movement in Iran between the years 1905-1909, it is imperative to note that this monumental triumph taught a painful lesson to the people struggling for equality and equity some 120 years after the American Constitution.  That is, democracy cannot exist […]

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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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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.  […]