Tag: Iran

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

They’re about more than narcissism; they’re also tools for political self-identification. a Q&A with REBECCA L. STEIN, ADI KUNTSMAN, and NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH via STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG, JULY 2015: In 2013 that silver fox of the lexicographical world, the Oxford English Dictionary, proclaimed that “selfie” was the word of the year and recorded that its […]

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CSIS REPORT: The Arab-US Strategic Partnership and the Changing Security Balance in the Gulf

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Joint and Asymmetric Warfare, Missiles and Missile Defense, Civil War and Non-State Actors, and Outside Powers by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, WITH ASSISTANCE OF MICHAEL PEACOCK for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on JULY 13, 2015:  REPORT ABSTRACT: The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the Civil war in […]

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The President Announces a Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on JULY 14, 2015:  President Obama delivers remarks to announce a historic nuclear agreement that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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WATCH: Shirin Neshat Translates Iranian Political Unrest Through an Artistic Lens

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

via PBS NEWSHOUR on JUNE 24, 2015:  For Shirin Neshat, “art became a kind of an excuse to build a relationship, even from a distance,” to her homeland and history. Neshat grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran, then came to the U.S. as a student in the 1970s and is now an internationally recognized artist. She […]

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10 Books by Muslim Writers to Celebrate Ramadan the Literary Way (by Aisha Anwar for Bustle)

10 Books by Muslim Writers to Celebrate Ramadan the Literary Way (by Aisha Anwar for Bustle)

[ 0 ] June 19, 2015 |

by AISHA ANWAR for BUSTLE on JUNE 17, 2015:  Ramadan 2015 is here, which means you’re going to see your Muslim friends fasting from dawn to dusk for the next 30 days. But — hold up — what exactly is Ramadan? (It’s totally OK to ask if you don’t know.) Here’s a primer: Night after night […]

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Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

How the Green Movement mobilized social media in the interest of social change. by NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH for STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG on JUNE 12, 2015:  EXCERPT: Six years ago today Iranians went to the polls to elect a new president. Before the polls were even closed, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced as the sixth president of the […]

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WATCH Obama: “The Intl. Community Does Not Believe that Israel is Serious About a Two-State Solution”

WATCH Obama: “The Intl. Community Does Not Believe that Israel is Serious About a Two-State Solution”

[ 0 ] June 4, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 4, 2015:  Watch excerpts (above) from an interview this week with President Obama on Israeli TV Channel 2 (via Haaretz YouTube channel). Among topics he discussed in the wide-ranging interview: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; Israel’s security concerns and the US commitment to that security; prospects for a two-state solution […]

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Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Sentenced to 12 years

Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Sentenced to 12 years

[ 0 ] June 4, 2015 |

Atena Farghadani was released from prison in November but rearrested in January, after she made a YouTube video (above) describing her mistreatment. Following the second arrest, she went on hunger strike and suffered a heart attack; she has since been moved to a detention center and has ended her hunger strike. by BRIGID ALVERSON for […]

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