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Fall of American Empire

United States of America is an empire, despite its own government’s never-ending claims to...

Farsi-Nameh: Iran's evolutionary road

Evolutionary biology teaches us that similar environmental forces applied on related species ...

Farsi-Nameh: Puzzle of Persia

During the post revolutionary period of 1979-82, after fighting and eliminating most of the ...

Farsi-Nameh: civil war in Iran

In 1979, Islamists tried to cancel the Nowruz celebrations, in order to maintain their unending ...

Farsi-Nameh: US and Shah

Americans (with the help of British) have been credited (or blamed) for bringing Shah back ...

Farsi-Nameh: Iran's Islamist Revolution

In autumn of 1977, ayatollah Khomeini’s son, Mostafa, died under suspicious ...

Farsi-Nameh: Amir Abbas Hoveida as Premier

After the royal land and social reforms, Iran quickly progressed in all aspects of material and ...

Removal of the heart: how Islam became a matter of State in Iran

Gareth Smyth for Tehran Bureau Thursday 29 September 201607.05EDT Last modified on ...

Farsi-Nameh: Khomeini's first uprising

After the 1953 coup, Mohammad Reza Shah’s reign as an autocratic monarch started. Similar ...

Farsi-Nameh: Dr. Mosaddegh

In the spring of 1951, utterly exuberant by the news of Razmara’s assassination, the ...

Farsi-Nameh: WW2 and roots of Islamist and Communist movements in Iran

During the 2nd World War, in 1941, after the forced abdication of Reza Shah, the angry British ...

Farsi-Nameh: Reza Shah Pahlavi

In 1920, following the Communist victories in Russian civil war, Britain agreed to withdraw her ...

Same Problem, Different Solutions

This is a passage from the book “The New Middle East” by Paul Danahar, a ...

Historical Notes: Commander of the "Hush Hush" Army and the Jangalis

The movement known as Jangalis (literally those from the jungle meaning guerrillas of the ...

Historical Notes: Dunsterforce Commander's Diary 1918-02-12

Generals Dunsterville and Bartov were the English and Russian (later White Russian) army ...

Farsi-Nameh: Constitutional Revolution of Persia

The Iranian constitutional revolution was lead by a few intellectuals who were inspired by the ...

Farsi-Nameh: Qajars and the decline of Persia

After Agha Mohammad fell, his army disintegrated and several months of infighting followed ...

Farsi-Nameh: Islam in Iran

The Arab Islamic conquests of the seventh century were of the same magnitude as the Persian ...

Farsi-Nameh: Prophet Mohammad

As it was customary among the wealthy Arabs of Mecca, the new born Mohammad was given to a ...

Frank Hurley’s Depiction of Iran During WWII

Frank Hurley was a famous Australian, photographer, documentary maker and adventurer. He was the...

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Mahsa Vahdat Concert, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, April 22, 2017