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The U.S. economy and military fading gradually: Francis Shor

The U.S. economy and military fading gradually: Francis Shor

Kourosh Ziabari - The signs of the decline and weakening of the U.S. global hegemony and its political and economic dominance have begun to emerge and such serious and powerful contenders as Brazil, Russia, China, Turkey and Iran are gradually contributing to the diminishing of the uncontested power and authority of the United States as the world’s number one superpower. With the most excruciating and unprecedented economic recession in the United States since the Great Depression of 1930s, and the continued political failures of the United States, especially in supporting and sponsoring its staunch ally in the Middle East, Israel, and the continued revolutionary wave in the Middle East which is rattling the shaky foundations of the...

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U.S. Decline? Interview with Prof. Michael Brenner

U.S. Decline? Interview with Prof. Michael Brenner

The American public’s appetite for military intervention has diminished considerably Kourosh Ziabari - Is the United States still as powerful as it had been 50 years ago? Is it possible for the United States to continue ruling the world, placing dictators in place, staging coups against democratically elected governments and waging unjustified and unsanctioned wars? The brief answer which anyone with some minimal familiarity with the global political equations will give is “no,” but we are not after eliciting an unscientific and unsubstantiated response. We have started a project to explore the different aspects of the decline of American imperialism with the world’s great political scientists and academicians. They join us...

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Silencing alternative voices in the U.S. academia

Silencing alternative voices in the U.S. academia

An interview with Prof. Henry A. Giroux Kourosh Ziabari - American philosopher and cultural critic Henry A. Giroux believes that under the influence of the government, the higher education system in the United States has moved toward silencing progressive and alternative voices which try to challenge the U.S. militarism and its expansionistic policies. He also believes that the American students are not trained to be critical thinkers “I think many students are weary of America’s expansionist policies but there is not enough dissent among college students over such policies at the present time to actually challenge them. Many American students are educated largely to be consumers not critical thinkers and those who do escape the...

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Secret documents which the American media will never disclose

Secret documents which the American media will never disclose

An interview with Australian journalist Tim Byrnes Kourosh Ziabari - A few weeks ago, German political analyst and author Dr. Christof Lehmann put me in touch with an Australian journalist whom he said possessed precious and valuable information about an underground arm smuggling deal and needed to publicly talk about the long way he has come to unveil one of the most complicated and vicious machinations of the United States for dominating the Caucasus region After some correspondence, I conducted an interview with the Australian journalist and filmmaker Tim Byrnes, who was fired from his job at the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy after acquiring some secret information and leaked...

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Tahir Abbas: It is clear that American hegemony is on the wane

Tahir Abbas: It is clear that American hegemony is on the wane

Kourosh Ziabari - The United States gained independence from Britain 236 years ago, so it’s almost a young nation. However, in these almost two and a half centuries, it successfully managed to thrive as an economic, political and technological superpower thanks to its diligent population and the opportunities it has provided for the immigrants to come and share their manpower, talents and abilities for the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation. Therefore, it’s not the case that they were simply the natural resources or the intelligence of the American people that contributed to these achievements. However, it seems that all of these socioeconomic, political and scientific achievements are gradually disappearing and one of the main...

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Tensions between Iran and the U.S. will not exist forever

Tensions between Iran and the U.S. will not exist forever

  Kourosh Ziabari - Noted U.S. political scientist says that although the United States and Iran have some differences and disagreements on regional and international issues, they will finally put aside the conflicts and move toward reconciliation and rapprochement because they have certain common interests. “Iran and the United States have certain common interests in the region that should be brought to popular attention. But ultimately something more is involved than policy or politics. There is so much that our two nations can learn from one another: You know that Hafez’ “Divan” is the basis for Goethe’s “West-East Divan.” That is probably the point at which world literature was born. Tensions exist now between our...

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Interview with Glenn Greenwald

Interview with Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. and Israel have made a joke of the Security Council: Glenn Greenwald   Kourosh Ziabari - Glenn Greenwald is a prominent American journalist, author, lawyer and blogger. His writings and articles have appeared on several newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest and In These Times. Greenwald has received different awards including the first Izzy Award for independent journalism in 2009, and the 2010 Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary. Until a few months ago, he was a columnist and blogger for Salon.com, but he left his job there and continued cooperating with The Guardian newspaper which he has been contributing to since...

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Welcome to KouroshZiabari.com!

Welcome to KouroshZiabari.com!

On the eve of the New Year, I'm glad to announce the inauguration of my personal website at KouroshZiabari.com. Ironically, the birth of KouroshZiabari.com comes on the heels of a successful attempt by a group of anti-Iran, Zionist-minded activists living in the United States who successfully removed my Wikipedia entry under the pretext that I'm not notable enough to have a Wikipedia entry! Albeit, reading their discussions on my entry's talk page convinced me that their problem was my unconventional, contrary-to-mainstream viewpoints on the U.S. foreign policy, Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the anti-Iran sanctions, not the allegations on my "basic notability". However, I'm glad that now I have my personal media outlet which helps me...

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