Tag: Revolutionary Guard (Iran)

Imprisoned Iranian Cartoonist  Fights for Justice and Her Life (#Draw4Atena)

Imprisoned Iranian Cartoonist Fights for Justice and Her Life (#Draw4Atena)

[ 1 ] September 21, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 21, 2015: Earlier this month, twenty-eight-year-old Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghandani was awarded the Courage in Editorial Cartooning award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI).  Ms. Farghandani herself could not be there to accept the award because she is […]

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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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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015:  Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh set the scene for “Rosewater”  — a feature film about the real-life imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari following his coverage of the 2009 Iran elections — at a public screening of the film last month.  Released in November […]

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Iran’s Role in the Battle to Take Back Tikrit from ISIS (a compilation)

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 12, 2014 *updated with more on MARCH 15, 2015 : It’s worth drawing attention to two interesting pieces in the past 24 hours on Iran’s role in the battle of the Iraqi army to take back Tikrit from ISIS: This from Time (magazine) about yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on […]

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Juan Cole: Iran’s Rouhani & Direct Democracy

Juan Cole: Iran’s Rouhani & Direct Democracy

[ 0 ] January 6, 2015 |

Wants Referendum to Sidestep Hardliners by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JANUARY 5, 2014:  Iran’s system of government is a hybrid. One wing of it consists of a dictatorial theocracy, centered on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The other wing is elected and comprises the parliament and the presidency. President Hassan Rouhani, a reformer, is […]

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The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement (by Mohsen Kadivar)

The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement (by Mohsen Kadivar)

[ 0 ] November 10, 2014 |

The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement Volume I: Papers, Letters and Declarations (2009-2014) Nedaye Sabz Rawayati as Jonbesh-e Sabz-e Mardom-e Iran Jeld-e Awwal: Neweshtarha (1388-93) Mohsen Kadivar (1959- ) E-book : November 2014 (preface below)  478 Pages — Download Full book in Persian  by MOHSEN KADIVAR (self-published book/on his blog), NOVEMBER 2014:  […]

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