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How to Overcome Your Fear of an Unknown World

Everyone has those places they want to travel to, or those areas of the world that are especially interesting to them. For many – especially in the United States – these are places like France, Italy, Japan, and a few places in South America. In rare cases it may be somewhere a bit more foreign, [...]

Shab-e Yalda

Written by Alma Iranians celebrate Yalda on the eve of the winter solstice, which was 12/20/12. Shab-e Yalda has been celebrated for thousands of years with friends and family and celebrates the beginning of a new season. In Zoroastrian tradition, the winter solstice, the longest night of the year was a favorable day, and included [...]

Ship from the Soviet Union to Iran

Polish Refugees in Iran during WWII

The city of Isfahan in Iran is nickname “the City of Polish Children,” but why? There are two large Polish cemeteries In Iran, one of which is in Bandar-e Anzali and the other of which is in Tehran — from where did they come? In 1939, Poland was invaded by Germany and the Soviet Union. [...]

Iran and Nazism

By Soheil This post is in response to a news article titled Nazi propaganda website starts operation in Iran, government censors do nothing. Iran made news again recently, but it was not about her nuclear issue. It was about a neo-Nazi website operating in Iran, and the supposed support of the Iranian Authorities of the [...]

Khatami: A Golden Opportunity Lost

Written by Soheil Mohammad Khatami was the fifth president of Iran. He is one of the most controversial figures in Iranian politics after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A reformist, he was elected as the president of Iran on May 23 1997 (or 2 Khordad 1376 in the Iranian calendar) with more than 20 million [...]

The History of the Iranian Parliament

Note: The Parliamentary elections were held today, March 2nd, in Iran. I apologize for getting this blog post up late, but I hope you enjoy it anyway! -Amy Katuska Written by Soheil Tehran is a constant reminder of the 2012 Iranian Parliament election that is coming up this March. The walls of the city are [...]

Sanctions and Their Effects on Iran

Written by Soheil It’s not very hard for the Iranian people to notice the new sanctions and their effects. No matter how much Ahmadinejad says that the sanctions don’t have any impact, if you simply go to the nearest supermarket, you can see the dramatic changes in the prices of almost every product. The rial, [...]

A Friendly Encounter between Iran and the US

Tensions between Iran and the United States worsened toward the end of December when the Iranian government threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that separates the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman. Its size, however, does not give its importance justice. The strait is easily [...]

Happy New Year!

2011 has come to an end and 2012 has begun in both the Untied States and Iran. We would like to wish you a very happy new year. May all the dreams in your eyes, all the desires in your heart, and all the hopes in your life blend together to give you the most [...]

Ardalan, an Iranian Student in Germany

This guest post was written by Ardalan N., an Iranian studying in Germany. من تقریبا 5 سال پیش زمانی که 20 سال سن داشتم ایران را به مقصد آلمان برای تحصیل ترک کردم. علت اصلی که آلمان را انتخاب کردم  این بود که آشنایان و اقوامی در آلمان داشتم و دریافت پذیرش و ویزا نسبتا آسان تر بود. فراتر از آن یکی از اقوام من خیلی به من در ابتدا کمک کرد. در طی 5 سال گذشته اصلا به ایران سفر نکردم. [...]

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