Monthly Archives: January 2009

Obama’s Peace Letter to Iran

To whom should he send it? The main question is not what is said in the letter but whether Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will convey it to the people of Iran. Obviously, Obama wants to address them in … Continue reading

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Not Inevitable

Only one day after his inauguration, President Barack Obama got already some good advice on how to deal with the Iranian nuclear issue from ISIS, David Albright’s  Institute for Scientific and International Security, providing essential background information and recommendations to … Continue reading

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Documented civilian deaths from violence according to Iraq Body Count. 90,329 – 98,605 Civilian death toll in Iraq dramatically decreased during the year 2008. Fortunately, the expected overt civil war did not break out in Iraq. Anyway, I have especially … Continue reading

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Esfahan’s Old City

As ever, a visitor of the city of Esfahan is immensely impressed of the Safavid ensemble of the Meydan-e Shah, or how it is also called, the Naqsh-e Jahan (literally, a drawing of the World). The huge square, which is … Continue reading

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Ya Husayn

Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib and his family left Madinah on the 4th of Rajab in the year 60 AH, and reached Makkah on the 4th of Shaban. They stayed there for some time, but they did not complete … Continue reading

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