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Opinion 2004

DECEMBER

U.S.-IRAN
Viable option

Breaking the logjam of the nuclear issue can open the door to progress on other U.S.-Iran grievances
Hooshang Amirahmadi

POLITICS
Safarnaamehaa-ye Reza Shah
Two attributed travelogues
Ramin Kamran

CORRUPTION
$how me the money
Freedom fighters are not supposed to be billionaires
Iqbal Latif

TSUNAMI
The storm

My soul meanders among a broken people who will not see the calm even when the storm is gone
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

GIVE & TAKE
All together now

Musical fusion, cultural exchange and modernization
Fouad Kazem.

EUROPEAN UNION
Turkish myopia

Turks have much more in common with their Asian neighbors
B. Bamdad

RELIGION
You say God, I say Allah

Similarities between Islam and Christianity
Payman A.

IRAN
Choices and changes
Discrepancy between the ideologies of the Islamic Republic and the people
Kathy Koupai

DAUGHTERS
Fathers and daughters

Our marginalizing view towards our young, unmarried daughters is at once a universal issue and also a very Iranian one
Maziar Shirazi

POINT
Child soldiers

Treatment of children in any society offers an insight into the morality of that society
Buddahead

VISIONARY
Publish and flourish

Photo essay: A day with Hoder
Jahanshah Javid

POLITICS
Amini va Khatami
Political twins
Ramin Kamran

RELIGION
You say God, I say Allah

Similarities between Islam and Christianity
Payman A.

IRAN
Choices and changes

Discrepancy between the ideologies of the Islamic Republic and the people
Kathy Koupai

DAUGHTERS
Fathers and daughters

Our marginalizing view towards our young, unmarried daughters is at once a universal issue and also a very Iranian one
Maziar Shirazi

GIVE & TAKE
All now

Musical fusion, cultural exchange and modernization
Fouad Kazem

LIBERATION
In & out of Iran

We all now recognize that we need all of our intellectual resources to overcome this tyranny
Ramin Ahmadi

REFERENDUM
Abi beh sooratemaan bezaneem!

Yes or no or...?
Arshin Irani

HALLELUJAH
Don't blame Islam

Blame yourselves
Payman A.

HMM...
A brief history of names

Superficial isolated discussions about the name of the Persian Gulf are misplaced
Fouad Kazem

CENSORSHIP
One-way propaganda

Banning Hizbollah TV
Dariush Abadi

KURDISTAN
Islamic Arab Iraq? What about others?

Warning in a season of peace
Kamal H. Artin

RIGHTS
Burning candle

Honoring Abbas Amir-Entezam on the 25th anniversary of his arrest
Masoud Kazemzadeh

REFERNDUM
One thing and one thing only

A movement to end the Islamic Republic
Foad Pashaie & Pooya Dayanim

WOMEN
Some of us like our women hairy

My moment of real consolation came when I met Qajar women
Afsaneh Najmabadi

IDEAS
Global transition

The Middle East is a gem in the developing world, the liberation of which remains the prime concern of the United States, acting on behalf of the most powerful corporations on earth
Arash Sayedi

CROWN
Immortal trinity

God, shah, and country
Reza Bayegan

GREEN
Deforestation in the name of the Lord

Can you imagine the Christian world planting millions of trees each year instead of chopping them down?
Farrokh A. Ashtiani

MEDIA
Communication breakdown

Media and government power facilitating popular decisions at odds with public interest
Yahya Kamalipour

OIL
Pump power

Blame OPEC for rising oil prices and forget the real problem in the Middle East. Wrong!
Hashem Farhang

SKIN DEEP
Savage darkies

Windfall from dominating the Middle East: trillions of dollars. The prejudice that makes it easy: priceless
Manesh

RELIGION
Buddhism in Iran

The first instance of Buddhism entering Iran seems to have been during the life of the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni, roughly 5/6th century BCE
Mehrak Golestan

IDENTITY
Strawberry fields

A strawberry grown in another land is still a strawberry
Arash Emamzadeh

RELIGION
The earth is an angel

Mazdean angelology
Afshin Afshari

IRANIAN.COM
Make or break

Are we unable to contribute to a good thing?
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

CHARACTER
What makes us

We are prepared to say, do, or act however is necessary to shift 'real' reality to our reality
Maziar Shirazi

PERSIAN GULF
Hot water
The consensus among the international community of scholars is to employ only the single legitimate historical name, Persian Gulf in all communications
David N. Rahni

HOMOSEXUALITY
The human angle
Rethinking your position on gays and lesbians
Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

OPINION
Tolerance towards that?
Asking to show tolerance vis-à-vis Islamic laws and customs is hypocritical
Azar Majedi

IDENTITY
What's the rush?
There's too much pressure to figure out our "identity"
Laleh Larijani

LANGUAGE
Amoo Sam beh madreseh miravad
Defense Language Institute program as an indicator of U.S. foreign policy
J.A. Morrow

U.S.-Iran
Beyond nuclear power

America needs a fresh start with Iran
Hamid Bahadori

REFERENDUM
Referendum va sharaayet-e jadid

What's important is to mobolize public opinion in favor of a referendum
Kazem Alamdari

LANGUAGE
Secret window

Instead of bashing the invading Arabs for corrupting the Persian language, how about teaching the truth?
Farid Parsa

REFERENDUM
"Faraakhaan-e mellee..."

On the call for a referendum
Shokooh Mirzadegi & Esmail Nooriala

POINT
pUNy

Now they are proposing to reform the United Nations. How about throwing out most of its members?
Alidad Vassigh

UPSET
Cancel my subscription

Rest-assured, I will have fellow histrians look into the National Geographic
Touraj Daryaee

IDEAS
Thought, character and destiny

Changing our reality can be as easy as changing our thoughts
Arash Sayedi

REFERENDUM
Amaan az farib daadan...

... va sad amaan az khod faribi
Sayeh Saidi Sirjani

 

 

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