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Opinion 2003

AUGUST

COVER
Close enough
We're not Arabs but we certainly have similar cultures, features, religions
By Shadi Akhavan

ETHNIC
Crazy & unwelcome
Most Iranian Azeris don't care for separatist ideas
By Hamid Ahmadi

TRAVELER
The end of the smile
If your heart is truly in Iran, prepare for it to break
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OPINION
To stay or not to stay
That is the dilemma
By Babak Mazarei

CALIFORNIA
Vote no
Booting Gray Davis out is an easy solution, but is it the best solution for California?
By Farzad Khalili

CALIFORNIA
Proud? Of what?
We don't have to be proud of everything that our fellow Iranians accomplish in the American political scene
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

POLITICS
Wait another six months

Giving Khatami and reformists more time
By Mehrdad Valibeigi

OPINION
Naasiyonaalizme khiyaali
Nationalism of the imaginary kind
By Cyrus Moradi

TALK OF THE TOWN
Afghanistan and Iraq not enough
The Pentagon wants complete control over foreign policy -- and go after Iran
By Art Buchwald

OPINION
Twinkle twinkle tiny star
Only by random act of kindness or sheer lining of stars may we see a better future for Iran
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

DEMOCRACY
Lowerarchy of power
Command and obedience is destroying us and the life around us
By Roz Omid

RELIGION
Jihad against trousers
Islam teaches service to humanity, not what people should wear
By Ali Ashraf Khan

RELIGION
So moved
Bahais were easily the most welcoming, friendly, and genuinely sincere people I had ever met
By Sam Slinn

POLITICS
We need a break, for good
Khalil Maleki's letter to Mohammad Mossadegh and the godless road ahead
By Jahanshah Javid

1953 COUP
Let it rest
It's been 50 years already! Move on, as other countries have
By An Iranian

MOSSADEGH
The day democracy died
August 19, 1953
By Fariba Amini
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INTERVIEW
Khodaavand ham qaader neest...

Interview on the 1953 coup
Ramin Kamran

ETHNIC
The list goes on
Will it take anoter 2500 years for our culture to evolve?
By Darya Sarkar

POLITICS
16 months
Possible directions Iran may be heading
By Afshar Koorosh

MIDDLE EAST
Angry because
People of the Middle East furious at dualistic U.S. policies
By Ramtin

OPINION
Fit for a foot soldier
Abbas Abdi punished twenty four years too late
By Hassan Farzin

COVER
Persian politicos
Iranians drive Gavin Newsom's San Francisco mayoral campaign
By Behrouz Bahmani

NATIONALISM
Naasiyonaalizm-e Irani
How bad could it get?
By Maral Karimi

HUMAN RIGHTS
If he were alive
Interview with Ali Akbar Saeedi Sirjani's daughter, Sayeh
By Fariba Amini

REVOLUTION
Outspoken or outsmarted?
The "high-jack" theory is another self-denial attempt made by those who were outsmarted by the clergy
By Parkhash

CONFERENCE
Class of '53
Thwarting democracy in Iran and Guatemala: What lessons?

ETHNIC
Just a misunderstanding
We are not Turks; we are Iranians
By Megabiz Irani

ETHNIC
Pure as a mutt
Was there ever a "pure" Iranian-ness that belonged to a glorious past?
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

ETHNIC
Some are separatists
On reviving the question of Azerbaijan
By Aidin Fathalizadeh Gharehshaban

ETHNIC
Don't let them misguide us
What is going on? Why now? Who is going to benefit?
By Maryam Eskandari

ETHNIC
Azeri nationalism is Iranian nationalism
Just because some speak in a different dialect, does not make them "ethnic"
By Baraitna Irani

ETHNIC
We deserve better
Azeri, NOT a forgotten identity
By Elyar Gizilchi

ETHNIC
Are there any questions?
The Azeris of modern Iran
By Salman J. Borhani

NEXT
Laaesiteh paareh sevom tajadod Irani

Secularism and Iranian modernism
By Ramin Kamran

LANGUAGE
Persian in peril

Our migrant community, out of fear of being humiliated, are failing to safeguard this invaluable symbol of their ethnic identity
By Nader Baghaei-Yazdi

COMMUNITY
Ostriches in the Land of Free
We need to show that we are also people of strong conviction and hurting our feelings will hurt your pocketbooks
By M. H. Eslami, MDS

POINT
What was the joke?
America is denounced and demonised at every turn, mostly by ungrateful pedants
By Alidad Vassigh

POLITICS
How do you spell independence?
Baffling double standards
By An Iranian

COVER
Govenor Ba-dee-o-za-maa-nee
First Iranian-American runs for U.S. governor

WMD
Colorful missiles

Do the high command of the Iranian military truly believe they can ward-off an American attack?
By Sharif N. Mafi

OPINION
Khatami's swan song
He ignored the beckoning of Fortuna and chose the path of safety, mediocrity and appeasement
By Ahmad Sadri

SOCIOLOGY
Fending for themselves

Large pockets of frustrated teens remain a ticking time bomb in Middle Eastern political landscapes
By Ali Akbar Mahdi

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