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For almost three decades since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, there has consistently been a conflict between Iran and the United States over a host of issues. The relations between the two countries became more challenging since 2003 after it cam...››full abstract
The global nuclear order is changing, but where is it headed? Will the expected expansion of nuclear power in many regions around the world lead to increased dangers of nuclear terrorism and increased risks ...››full abstract
Don't Fear the Shiites. The Idea of a Teheran-Controlled »Shiite Crescent« over the Greater Middle East Is at Odds with RealityAuthor(s): Michael Bröning (published in International Politics and Society (Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, IPG), No. 3/2008, 2008)
In the Middle East and the USA the claim is abroad that there is a Shiite alliance directed from Iran that includes the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Syrian Assad regime, and the Shiite dominated government in Iraq, and reaches to Saudi Arabia. In fact,...››full abstract
The fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq in March 2003, in anticipation of the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, and in commemoration of the second anniversary of t...››full abstract
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To understand a movement that is still in formation, we might start by considering who its opponents are; in other words, we might consider theresistance against which it has had to struggle. Opponents of the feminist ...››full abstract
English | The Iran crisis has become a synonym for escalation dangerously tending towards confrontation. Tehran therein is accused by the U.S.-led West of d...››full abstract
This article traces the genealogy of this new juristic position from notions of hijab in classical Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh). It documents how jurisprudential positions and notions of hijab in Iran evolve in response to socio-political factors...››full abstract
A specter is haunting the Muslim world. This particular specter is not the malign and much-discussed spirit of fundamentalist extremism, nor yet the phantom hope known as liberal Islam. Instead, the specter that I have in mind is a third force, ...››full abstract
scholars and political commentators alike criticize Fukuyama and Huntington for their pretentious prophecies, partisan historicism, and deficient justifications as well as their portrayal of 'civilizations' as well-defined homogeneous entities. I...››full abstract
In the last decade a body of literature has been written on the phenomenon of ‘Islamic Feminism,’ which closely links it to a human rights discourse in Muslim countries. The term ‘Islamic Feminism’ may seem a paradox, but by using Iran as ...››full abstract
This study employs Said’s concept of Orientalism and van Dijk’s concept of the ideological
square to analyze three elite American newspapers’ editorial coverage of Iran’s
nuclear program. A critical discourse analysis of The Ne...››full abstract
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Since its inception as a field of study, sociology has been very interested in explaining
revolutions as social phenomena. Attempts at explaining revolutions have revolved around
three main questions: Why do a great number of people ac...››full abstract
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This article explores the pluralistic momentum in Iran. It challenges the state-centric approach to Iranian politics, arguing that contemporary Iranian reformism manifests itself as a trajectory, yet original and indigenous, political culture that...››full abstract
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