Anti-Semitism in the US and the idea of Ethno-State

It is now a week since the terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This attack comes as a proof to the theory that "anti-semitism is now at an unprecedentedly soaring level in the US." The terrorist attack was the last ring of a chain of events; the one before this being … Continue reading Anti-Semitism in the US and the idea of Ethno-State

Singapore Lessons for Iranians

When Iran Deal was signed, it led to contradictory feelings among Iranians. Reformists saw it as the realization of Hassan Rouhani’s most prominent electoral vow but the conservatives, upset about “excessive concessions of an incompetent administration,” considered it much ado about nothing. Another fraction known here as the Third Estate, those who basically do not … Continue reading Singapore Lessons for Iranians

Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

“Our objective is clear. Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapon. Not now, not in five years, not in ten years, never. We should not abandon it if we don’t have something more substantial instead. That is my position.” These are some of the remarks made by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, in his address … Continue reading Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Dark Ages (2)-Politics of Division

The US Government shut down about 24 hours ago, for the first time in about 5 years. What makes it particular? Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had a meeting with Donald Trump on Jan 11th where a bipartisan agreement on immigration, previously agreed upon during a phone call between Dick Durbin and … Continue reading Dark Ages (2)-Politics of Division

Whose Turn Next?

Fourth day of the what has been sweeping cities across Iran, named across the social media as #IranProtests has gone by. I concluded my yesterday note insisting that Rouhani & co. must speak up; which they did. Moreover, the government was not the only speaker of the day: By noon today it was formally announced … Continue reading Whose Turn Next?

Game of Silence

The third day of the unrest in Iran was striking. Here are some reasons why: With the state-called rally on the streets, a major offensive with face-to-face clashes and a stronger presence of plain-clothes forces looked more promising. It did happen. Tehran finally rose up. The nation's capital, as expected, faced turmoil around the University: … Continue reading Game of Silence

Unite The Right and Trump’s America

David Duke, the White Supremacy theorist and a former KKK leader, quoted Donald Trump’s tweet: ‘I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.’ What’s going on? 80% of the voters in Charlottesville voted for Hillary Clinton. Since … Continue reading Unite The Right and Trump’s America

وحشت از دست دادن جایگاه: رانه‌ی اصلی ترامپ

توضیح مترجم: شاید بختِ یکی از بحث برانگیزترین کاندیداهای انتخابات مدرن، دونالد ترامپ، برای پیروزی در انتخابات نوامبر ۲۰۱۶ افول کرده باشد. یا شاید بسیاری معتقد باشند که او هرگز در حد و اندازه‌ی پیروزی در انتخابات نبوده است. اما در این میان چیزهایی هستند که شناخت درست ترامپ به عنوان یک پدیده‌ی اجتماعی را … Continue reading وحشت از دست دادن جایگاه: رانه‌ی اصلی ترامپ