Posts tagged : "Iran-U.S. relations"

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Iranian people suffer through what Western diplomats enjoy

Iranian people suffer through what Western diplomats enjoy

  Kourosh Ziabari - Iran’s nuclear program seems to have reached a dead end. Iranian officials have politically invested a lot on the country’s nuclear program, which was initially set in motion 6 decades ago when President Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to help his close friend Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi construct the first nuclear reactors in Iran, and it seems to be embarrassing for the Iranian government to announce out of the blue that they don’t want to pursue nuclear technology anymore, which will give the West a pretext to launch a new psychological war against Tehran and trumpet this victory that it has retreated from its position. And from the other hand, the obdurate United States and its European allies have not...

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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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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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