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Chaos 53

The following is an extract from the memoirs of A. Meftah, who served as the Permanent Secretary...

Fall of American Empire

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

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 ...

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