Category Archives: 22 Khordad

Egypt Today

Are people still refusing to call the coup against Egypt’s first democratically elected president a coup? In case there’s any doubt as to whether it’s a coup or not, please read the news today. It’s been very disheartening to read … Continue reading

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Iran’s 2009 Protests Haunt Upcoming Elections

Here is my most recent article at the Huffington Post: On May 21, 2013, Iran’s Guardian Council, the powerful 12-member body charged with vetting hopefuls for the Iranian presidency, determined that Iran’s former president, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, 78, was unfit … Continue reading

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Continuing Through Bitter Days

From a former student of mine, Banen Al-Sheemary Ten years ago today, I remember sitting in front of the television watching the sky turn bright yellow from the massive blasts. Slowly, I turned away from the screen to see my … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman on the 10 Year Anniversary of the Iraq War

Look at this gerbil speak. He still thinks that Iraq was linked to 9/11. Didn’t this myth get shattered long ago? Did I miss something?

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Ben Affleck and Argo’s Narrow Iran Lens

Here is a revised and expanded version of my article on Argo published at Muftah: The season of Oscar worthy films is upon us. Released on October 12, 2012, Ben Affleck’s third and probably most important directorial feat, Argo, is … Continue reading

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