Tag: Iran

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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Is it the US that isn’t stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL? (by Juan Cole)

Is it the US that isn’t stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL? (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 26, 2015: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s blunt remarks on Sunday about the Iraqi army not having the will to fight have ruffled feathers in Baghdad and Tehran, and Vice President Joe Biden was constrained to call Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi and reassure him that the […]

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No-go: When Sanctions Stifle Scholarly Pursuit (via EducationDIVE)

No-go: When Sanctions Stifle Scholarly Pursuit (via EducationDIVE)

[ 0 ] May 27, 2015 |

Academic research across borders faces hurdles when it comes to Iran, Syria, Sudan, and Cuba by Tara García Mathewson for EducationDIVE on MAY 26, 2015:  The United States names only four countries on its State Sponsors of Terrorism List — Iran, Syria, Sudan, and Cuba, though the latter is expected to come off that list in the coming weeks. […]

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Iraq: 25,000 Shiite Militiamen gather for Battle of Ramadi (by Juan Cole/Informed Comment)

Iraq: 25,000 Shiite Militiamen gather for Battle of Ramadi (by Juan Cole/Informed Comment)

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 20, 2015:  Al-Zaman (The Times of Baghdad) reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi met Tuesday with leaders of the Shiite militias to plan the retaking of Ramadi, a Sunni Arab city about 78 miles due west of Baghdad that fell on Sunday to Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) […]

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Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 15, 2015: Great journalists invite us to be companions with them on their journeys to extraordinary places. Carla Power offers such an invitation in her new book, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey […]

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