Learning About Fear and Self-Loathing in Modern Day Iran

He went to Iran as a way to wake himself up to the world. And came back with unforgettable images and a better understanding of humanity.

Iran, Assassinations, and Hypocrisy

Iran’s attempt at moral condemnation is a hard pill to swallow when they themselves have a wealth of human rights violations.

The Shia-Sunni Schism is about Politics, Not about Islam

The history Shia-Sunni tensions is not at all what the media would have you think.

3 Things You Did Not Know About ISIS

There is more to the extremist group Daesh than it may appear, and it would do us all well to pay attention.

We Have A Moral Obligation To Help Syrian Refugees

…it was a U.S. invasion of their homeland that victimized the Syrian people in the first place by strengthening the terrorist cell they now flee.

International Politics–Weekly Round Up

Several important political developments are happening around the world.

Republican Fear and Loathing of Iran has International Consequences

The US is just one actor in an important global non-proliferation regime that works towards preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu’s Speeches a Travesty

Hypermasculine bravado as political weapon

Who Wants to Get Something Done in DC? Anyone?

Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.

US Must Not Miss Another Chance to Mend Fences With Iran

Washington and Tehran’s interests have overlapped ever since 9/11. Why are they still struggling to patch things up?

Kurdish Female Freedom Fighters, Equal in War

Kurdish women more than prove their equality and metal as freedom fighters. Will they be equal in peace as well?

The Paradox of Iran’s War on Drugs and its Progressive Treatment of Addiction

Iran has one of the world’s biggest drug problems, but programmes for addicts are among the most enlightened.

Writing in the First World

In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.

I Was Jailed for My Work on HIV in Iran, But the Tide is Turning

The inspirational story of two brothers who worked to combat HIV, and the Iranian government who wanted to quiet them.

Conflict Resolution: I Hope Words Work for Our Sons

Teaching kids to solve conflicts by talking it out is great, but what happens when words don’t work? Carter Gaddis hopes for the best.

Ben Affleck: ‘I Am Not Running For Office’

The star makes his denial of a Senate race official.