Fostering Nexus Thinking in Iran

Iran is a country that grapples with the challenges of drying lakes and rivers, declining groundwater resources, water contamination, and numerous other water-related issues. To discuss how the Nexus Approach can help solve critical issues of environmental resource management in Iran, the … Continued

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What is vexing the people of Iran?

What is vexing the people of Iran, who have protested in 20 cities across the country for four successive days? Depending on what media you follow, they want everything from lower prices and a better economy to the wholesale fall of … Continued

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A Comparison of Trump’s Election, Presidency, and Khomeini’s 1978 Islamic Election in Iran

In an article published by Washington Post on April 28, 2017, The five ways President Trump has already damaged democracy at home and abroad, the author Brian Klaas rejected claims that Trump is “a dictator or a fascist,” however, he … Continued

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“Making Enemies: The Paranoid Style in the Middle East and Elsewhere”, a Conversation with Max Rodenbeck

Fifty years ago, American historian Richard Hofstadter published a seminal paper about the dangerous influence of what he called ‘The Paranoid Style’ in American politics. This style has clearly not disappeared, but perhaps nowhere does paranoia dominate politics so much … Continued

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