“Banu, Our Lady…”

Simin Behbahani, prominent Iranian poetess and women’s rights activist, received the “Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom” in Paris on January 21. The prize recognizes the work and actions of individuals who contribute to the freedom of women around the world. At the Paris gathering, Mrs. Behbahani was representing Iran’s “One Million Signatures-Campaign” that …

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Thank You, America!

Could you imagine a Saudi Arabia where you have a parliament with elected representatives of the people elected by the people who select a government to run the country… with a king who just represents the country and keeps it together, but a head of government negotiating with foreign leaders oil production and the Middle …

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Past And Future And Our Region

“The Gaza conflict is a fitting end to the Bush presidency,” said Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History, to Financial Times. “Israel is applying the original Bush doctrine in Gaza, which says that politics can be changed on the ground through military means.” Military action may (or may not) change regimes on the …

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