By Abbas Djavadi and Bruce Pannier – Nowrooz is the new year holiday in Iran, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of India and among the Kurds. The word itself literally means “new day” in Persian, and the festival marks… به خواندن ادامه دهید ›
By Abbas Djavadi – It started all too typically, with a rather minor event. Last week, a few thousand people protested against plans to allow construction of a shopping mall in a park near Istanbul’s central Taksim Square. An unexpectedly harsh… به خواندن ادامه دهید ›
By Abbas Djavadi, Bruce Pannier Across much of the non-Arab Muslim world, people are celebrating Norouz, the festival that marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new year. The pre-Islamic holiday with roots in the Zoroastrian religion… به خواندن ادامه دهید ›
(Reprinted from June 25, 2009. Not much has changed meanwhile that would prove the general approach of this analysis wrong. Maybe on the contrary: the US troops› withdrawal seems even to have strongly confirmed concerns of a disintegration or at… به خواندن ادامه دهید ›
«Die Obamas» is the title of the German version of «The Obamas,» by Jodi Kantor, that was published January 10 simultaneously in English (Little, Brown & Co.) and German (Droemer). That’s what I have started to read now. The Introduction… به خواندن ادامه دهید ›
Now reading: Die Konkubinenwirtschaft: Warum westliche Unternehmen in China scheitern und die Chinesen an die Weltspitze stürmen. by Frank Sieren; published by Hanser (Germany). Costs around $20.25 at Amazon. Fascinating stories on how some German businessmen failed or succeeded in… به خواندن ادامه دهید ›
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