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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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Memo to Mainstream Media: Iran regime is even more anti-Iranian than anti-Semitic

Memo to Mainstream Media: Iran regime is even more anti-Iranian than anti-Semitic

By Sheda Vasseghi     The most elevated member of the Shiite “Hidden Imam” (the Messiah) Club in the Islamic Republic of Iran is its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But a column in a major American newspaper has labeled him an “ally of Iran’s democracy movement,” and a catalyst for the “decay” of the Islamic Republic.  Karim Sadjadpour’s evaluation of […]

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A British MP who presumes to know better than most Iranians what is best for Iran

A British MP who presumes to know better than most Iranians what is best for Iran

By Sheda Vasseghi     It is curious when non-Iranian politicians such as a British Member of Parliament, who are naturally working for the interests of their own country, suggest that those of Iranian descent and experts in Iranian history are wrong about Iran’s affairs.  It is unclear whether Mr. Brian Binley is actually ignorant of the […]

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Today's Iran as seen clearly by its teenage girls

Today's Iran as seen clearly by its teenage girls

By Sheda Vasseghi  Nothing is more telling about a society than its views of itself especially those of its youth who carry the burden of the nation’s immediate future.  During informal interviews with Iranian teenage girls in and around schoolyards, one can learn many things about the character, bravery, thoughts, and worldliness of these young ladies, […]

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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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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 […]