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Opinion 2003

JUNE

MOJAHEDIN
Sad spectacle

Self-immolation not for freedom, bur for a leader
By Babak Mazarei

IRAN-US
Short of military action

Iranians, now, more than ever, need the U.S. as a strong-armed friend
By Shahla Azizi

IRAN-US
Perils of impatience

Any U.S. intervention, including enthusiastic support for the student protesters, would be disastrous
By Reza Zaheri

DEMOCRACY
Some do's and don'ts

Political culture and obstacles to democracy in Iran
By Masoud Kazemzadeh

DEMOCRACY
Coke or Pepsi?
Democrat or Republican, what's the difference?
By Pedram Moallemian

IDEAS
What's the alternative?
Send your ideas and visions on what Iran's government should be like
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

RUSSIA
Same big bad bear
The world expects more from country that gave birth to Sakharov
By Reza Bayegan

OPINION
This chap aint no champion

I am angry that Iranians are so naïve as to fall fo Reza Pahlavi
By Ali Ezzatyar

RIGHTS
Who says a fetus is not a human?

Abortion should be seen as a crime just like murder
By Yashar Zhalehdoust

WMD
Don Quixote’s Iranian bomb

Lies about nuclear bomb making capabilities
By Sharif N. Mafi

MEDIA
Abandoning the messy truth
When facts didn't quite fit the drama
By Asghar Massombagi

POLITICS
Democratic blackmail

Questioning conditions that have lead to proliferation of discourses on democracy and referendum
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

OPTIMISM
Not as big as you think
Couple of thousand protesters in a city of 10 million
By Farhad Radmehrian

PROTESTS
Growing and spreading
Civil disobedience and international pressure leading up to July 9th anniversary
By Cyrus Kadivar

OPINION
Spontaneous courage

New signs in the nature of protests
By Shahla Azizi

COVER
Globalized journalism
International news is a good local story
By Doug McGill

OPINION
This one is their battle
Stand up for youth and forget yourselves
By Setareh Sabety

IRAN-US
Naked in a tree-less forest
Bush's shameless hypocrisy
By Guive Mirfendereski

VOICE
Dear Mr. President
How should the U.S. respond to demonstrations in Tehran?
By Dokhi Fassihian

REFERENDUM
Are we worthy?
... enough to have Reza Pahlavi back? Yes we are.
By Amir-Khosrow Sheibany

IRAN-US
Pitfalls of foreign intervention
Iran's democratic movement could be significantly harmed by hawkish US policies
By Mehrdad Valibeigi

REFERENDUM
You the people
We the Rulers
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

IRAN-US
Change will come from within
Interview with a former American diplomat in Tehran
By Fariba Amini

PSYCHOLOGY
Jump on your couch
What makes people happy?
By Arash Emamzadeh

REVOLUTION
A raw deal
The Shah and the Ayatollah six months before the revolution
By Bahram Bahramian

OPINION
The last thing Iran needs

Do people of Iran really need a foreigner to bring democracy?
By Laleh Larijani

OPINION
Shah of State

Serving no more than eight years
By Baraitna Irani

OPINION
Opening up

The role of Iranian-others
By Nema Milaninia

OPINION
To resign or not to resign
That moment has arrived for the Iranian reformers
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Axis of stability
America will have no better friend than a Democratic Iran
By Shahriar Zangeneh

THOUGHT
The wheel

We either live together or fall to the horrors that we are so knowingly capable of
By FF

HONORARY PHD
Too smart for our own good

When you spend too much time in academia, something happens to you
By Shahriar Zahedi

IRAQ
"Occupation" is an ugly word

But it's the one that immediately comes to mind when you've spent some time in the new Baghdad
By Borzou Daragahi

OPINION
Beegaanegee

Self-alienation & reverence for foreign cultures
By Mohamad Purqurian

WAR
At home with a poet
War is over for those who want it. War is far from over
By Peyvand Khorsandi

IRAQ
Model Arab democracy
United States needs to continue forward with Iraq policies
By Andy Noble, Indianapolis, Indiana

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