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2002
January-June
July-December

IRAQ
Dawn of a new day
Fall of Baghdad from 1258 to 2003
By Iqbal Latif

HATE
Does that make me an anti-Semite?
I criticize Israel. But I don't hate Jews
By Reza Mazaheri

SHAHANSHAHI
Reform or rebirth for Iran?
After the death of Khomeini's republic
By Amir-Khosrow Sheibany and Mihandoust

WAR
Where's the silver lining?
Thinking of all that is going wrong in the world. The war, for instance
By Parissa Sohie

EXILE
Ghorbati
The purgatory of exile: Persian intellectuals in America
By Abbas Milani

MEDIA
Cultural mirrors
Iranian satellite TV channels
By Yahya Kamalipour

SURVEY
No surprise?
Iranian of the year
By Jahanshah Javid

IRAN
Mossadegh nadaareem, Shaah tahiyeh meeshavad
Producing a Shah in the absence of a Mossadegh
By Ramin Kamran

WAR
High noon in Baghdad
"Either you're with us or you're against us" leaves little room for doubt. Refreshing indeed
By William Baker

WAR
High noon in Baghdad
"Either you're with us or you're against us" leaves little room for doubt. Refreshing indeed
By William Baker

NEXT
Freedom for fools
A bloody, messy, destructive conflict just so we can be "rid of the mullahs"?
By B. Banaei

COVER
The bells toll
Exit Khatamism. Enter radical reform
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
And the Oscar goes to...
Freedom of speech
By Saba Nejad

WAR
Unapologetic imperial rule
It may not be an entirely bad thing
By A. Shahmolki

WAR
Curious justice
And so goes a faulty case for war
By Farhad Radmehrian

WAR
The humanist alternative
One doesn't have to choose between Mickey Mouse and the mullahs
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
Havaadaari az siyaasat-e Amrikaa?
Supporting U.S. policy or preserving Iran's interests?
By Ramin Kamran

WAR
The price of a man
Offer Saddam a fraction of the cost of war
By Saba Nejad

WAR
Thank you George
Thank you for ignoring us
By Paulo Coelho

WAR
Let the party begin
I can see celebrations in Basra, Karballa, and Najaf already
By Sharif N Mafi

CIVILIZATION
Whose world is it anyway?
Our common civilization
By Khodadad Rezakhani

WAR
Fair warning
We are on a runaway train and the conductor doesn't care
By Daniel Patrick Welch

WAR
Road map to Baghdad and beyond
Writing's on the wall
By Iqbal Latif

DIASPORA
Who will remember us?
My generation
By Assal Badrkhani

OPINION
A triangle of realpolitik
Iran, Iraq and the United States
By Mansour Farhang

ACTIVISM
Pedaling for peace
Iranian globetrotters on bikes -- and a mission
Written and photographed
By Ben Bagheri

OPINION
A few years away
Are we closer than ever in developing The Bomb?
By Mahyar Etminan

OPINION
There will NOT be a war
The game of chicken and Las Vegas odd-makers
By Tagi Sagafi-nejad

AMERICAN
Gathering clouds
Summer of 1978
By Brian Appleton

WAR
Welcome to the chapel of peril
The struggle that is life cannot be stopped in the name of peace
By Amir

ACTIVISM
To be or not to be an idiot
The public exhibition of ignorance is scary
By H. Utanazad

COVER
Axis of rational alternatives
Thinking more creatively about global security
By Majid Tehranian

WAR
America, the neighbourhood gendarme
Better than Vichy French, Putin's Kreplakistan and communist China
By Alidad Vassigh

WAR
More than oil
You have to feel sorry for Iraqis
By Ali Khalili

MEDIA
Meanwhile in Palestine
I wonder if there are any mediocre bombmakers?
By Sharif N Mafi

MINORITIES
Imagine being a Jew in Iran
Current condition of Iranian Jewry
By Pooya Dayanim

WORLD
What if heroes become villains?
I feel as if the world is falling around me
By Najmeh Fakhraie

WAR
Why is the world not convinced?
Because American conclusions have preceded reasoning
By Lee Howard Hodges

WAR
Don't call it war
Call it high-intensity weapons inspection
By Bruce Bahmani

WAR
Iraq's quantom leap
Thanks to the U.S.
By Sharif N. Mafi

PERSIAN GULF
Polite objection
If a museum or a university abuses our heritage and displays our stolen artifacts, what are we supposed to do?
By Mohammad Ala

OPINION
Underground to isolation
The Mojahedin Khalgh Organization
By Aidin Fathalizadeh

OPINION
Deconstructing Orientalism
Terrorism cuts across the East and the West
By Kazem Alamdari

IRAN
You've come to the worng place
If U.S. troops landed in the northern half of Tehran
By Jason Rezaian

PERSIAN GULF
Erasing our identity
Persian Gulf and cultural preservation
By Jamshid Charmchi

WAR
Three blind men
Khomeini, Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein
By Shahla Samii

IDEOLOGY
The forgotten revolutionary
Ali Shariati
By Lawrence Reza Ershaghi

HISTORY
No happy ending
U.S. special negotiator in the oil nationalization affair looks back and into the future
By Fariba Amini

PERSIAN GULF
The last stand of all things Persian
Why some damage the very cause they espouse
By Guive Mirfendereski

WAR
Unlimited aims
Containing America's new drive for empire
By Peter Attwood

WAR
Go for it
U.S. confronted Communism in Vietnam. It must now stand against Mediaeval Islam in Iraq
By Hamid Bahadori

OPINION
More than a people
Americans are the embodiment of the spirit of freedom
By M.

OPINION
Not quite free
But an abundance of bravery
By Pooyan Sadeghi

PEACE
Darbaareye solh
Join the peace movement
By R. Hiwa

POLITICS
Not in the mood
Iran's local council elections, four years later
By Lara Rabiee

REVOLUTION
Young and senile
Iranians are clearly disheartened at their endless wait
By Debarshi Dasgupta

OPINION
Vaallaa nafahm bood!
On the anniversary of the revolution

By Pesare Shoja

OPINION
Pahlavi pulling a Rajavi?
Allowing Iran to be subjugated by a foreign power
By Iraj Pakravan

OPINION
A bridge from winter to spring
Reza Pahlavi's Misagh
By Reza Bayegan

IDENTITY
My name is Pouya
I am an Iranian-American
By Pouya Alimagham

STUPID
Bad English bad for your health
Iranian passenger on Air Canada busted for poor choice of words
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
Escape from earth
Noah Syndrome

By Fereydoun Hoveyda

HERITAGE
The great land of the Sophy
Persian influences

By Abbas Milani

AMERICA
For all, except you and me
Liberty and justice
By Ramin Moshiri

OPINION
Poor Grand Ayatollah!
On Montazeri's release
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

OBSERVER
All but spent
Iran's revolutionary fervor
By Elaine Sciolino

OPINION
The origins of evil
Who's to blame? Take a wild guess
By Darius A. Kamali

CHARISMA
Aghaye Doctor blows minds
Dr. Farhang Holakouee has become a prophet of sorts -- and a benevolent one
By Ramin Tabib

OPINION
To be an Iranian-American
Requires political activism and viability
By Nema Milaninia

IRAQ
Baghdad goodbye party
Essentials celebrate the end of Saddam
By Sharif N. Mafi

POINT
Afternoon tea
It's difficult to feel sad in Barcelona
By Alidad Vassigh

MESSIAH
Army of the sky
My dream is to build an army to change Iran and to then create a true world government
By Yousef

OPINION
Fallacism
Italian writer's hatred of Islam has roots in medieval Europe
By Fereydoon Hoveyda

OPINION
American Taliban
Picking on an enemy you can easily beat neither solves the problem nor wins any friends
By Daniel Patrick Welch

LANGUAGE
Saving Gabri
Planning research on the language of Yazd's Zoroastrians (Dari)
By Annahita Farudi &
Maziar Toosarvandani

IRANIANS
Yet you go on
Traumatic experiences in Iran make you realize how insignificant you are
By Syma Sayyah, Tehran

IMAGE
Unusually ominous
U.S. image, war and terrorism
By Yahya Kamalipour

IRANIANS
Deal with it
To az maa behtaraans: You hate it, but you're Iranian too
By Mohsen Shabanian, Toronto

PROTEST
Why I am anti-Lycopersicon
Tomatoes: The favorite food of occupiers
By Sharif N Mafi

COVER
Terms of engagement
U.S. foreign policy should reflect America's ideals
By Hume Horan

CANADA
And melt you did
I'd take the cold Canadian winter over the warm American racism any day
By Narm

HUH?
Forsaking Iranians
I pledge allegiance to the Aryan race
By Ali Aliabadi

UTOPIA
Frodo's hunch
No man is willingly just but only when compelled to be so
By Ahmad Sadri

UTOPIA
Mass graves of idealism
Flirting too much with utopia
By R. Zia-Ebrahimi

INTERVIEW
Arguing for a good deal of pluralism
Islam, terrorism and the West

OPINION
Instead of 'Thank you'
Is the US an evil Empire?
By Iqbal Latif

COVER
Sleepless in America
It's no miracle but it's a start
By FF

REVOLUTION
That 70's show
Don't reenact what our parents created for us -- a show that burned all the bridges
By Linda Ghassemi

POLITICS
The first moderate
Shapour Bakhtiar: We cannot move from the dictatorship of the boot to the dictatorship of slippers
By Fariba Amini

IRAN
Do yourself a favor
Visit Iran. You will come back recharged
By Gman

DECISION
My dream or my parents
Time for me to decide what I want to be in my life
By Fatemeh Parsa

LIFE
Pretty ridiculous thought
Kicking ass instead of taking away life
By Jahanshah Javid

IDEAS
Kafka va Internet
Getting the message out
By Hossein Nushazar

>>> July-December 2002

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