Pro-Democratic Movements in Iran

Over the past century Iran has experienced a number of dramatic changes in economics, politics, and social affairs. More so, the current struggle for democracy in Iran is rooted in a century of pro-democratic aspirations characterized by struggle, defeat, sacrifice, democratic learning, intellectual transformation, and political experience. The struggle has followed an oscillating pattern whereby […]

Iran’s Nuclear Program

The Iranians have been motivated to pursue nuclear technology as from the 1950s as a result of the launch of Atom for Peace Program by U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower. For a while, it received aid with its program from the Unites States solely for research (Bruno, 2010). However, over the years, knowledge of clandestine research […]

Military in Iran

In January 1979, Iran saw a revolutionary wave characterized by protests, strikes and demonstrations by the public against the Shah. This led to the collapse of the Pahlavi dynasty, and, on April1 of that year, Iran officially became an Islamic republic under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini. Iran’s nuclear project was temporarily halted at this […]

Operation Eagle Claw

What was supposed to go down in history as the heroic rescue of 52 hostages in during the Iranian Hostage Crisis is now labeled as one of America’s greatest military blunders. The failed rescue mission, known as Operation Eagle Claw, was devised as the result of a climactic point of tension in Iran-US relations. Since […]

President Carter and the US-Iran Hostage Crisis

During the years between 1979 to 1981, the United States, under the administration of President Jimmy Carter, experienced one of the most traumatic events concerning the administration’s involvement on Iran’s domestic affairs particularly on the country’s economic and political unrest. The event that marked one of the United States’ histories of involvement with other country […]

Democracy in Iran

Iran is a third world country and the most ancient one among the world’s nations. Iran economy relies on oil exports. Iran in the twentieth century has experienced twice time of poplar revolutions. People of Iran whether live inside or outside the country demand secularity and free democracy, freedom and human rights. More than 2 […]

Democracy in Iran

I. Introduction Iran or Islamic Republic of Iran is a country of southwestern Asia. Until 1935, it was known in the West as Persia. Iran is bounded by the Soviet Union, the Caspian Sea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and Turkey.  The area is about 636,300 square miles (1,648,000 km2). This […]

Iran: Starting a Possible Nuclear Warfare

The nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan are still etched within the people’s mind as one of the main highlights of the Second World War. The bombings in Japan were the only offensive attack launched using nuclear weapons. During that time, the United States is the only country that possessed nuclear weaponry. Through […]

Travel as a Political Act: Chap. 8-9

Chapter 8: In Chapter 8, Rick Stevens, the author, talks about his travels to Iran. Ricks explores Iran’s rich cultures, religion, education, and gender equality. Iran in particular gives off a “bad” or “dangerous” image to Americans. Entering this notorious foreign country, Rick is nicely surprised by the hospitality and kindness shown to him by […]

Effects of Iranian Hostage Crisis

For most Americans, the story begins in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis, when a group of revolutionary university students took over the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, and held 52 American diplomats, intelligence officers and Marines hostage for 444 days. But for most Iranians, and to fully understand the repercussions of this aforementioned event, […]

Iran Nuclear Program

Iran’s suspicious acts revolving around its nuclear system are a concern for not only the United States, but for the whole world. Iran claims they have nuclear facilities just for peaceful purposes, but the United States does not trust Iran. However, war, bombing and violence is not the right way to solve this problem. On […]

Organized Religion

I believe that organized religion has affected society in a positive and negative way. First, I’m going to talk about the positive effects that organize religion has had on society.

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