Author: Ghazal Rahmanpanah

Banner Year for Feminism but Not for Women, Peace, and Security

In the fight for gender equality, 2014 was arguably a watershed year for feminism. Sixteen years after Time magazine asked “Is Feminism Dead?”, women and men both nationally and globally ensured 2014 to be a historic year for feminism and the

Facing Extremism with Extremism, or Not?

At last month’s 2014 G-20 Summit in Australia, all eyes were focused on the interactions between world leaders and President Putin over Moscow’s role in the ongoing Ukraine conflict. However, one of the most important moments came from British Prime

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Generational Divide

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah -Iran/USA- In the summer of 2013, three decades after the end of the Iranian hostage crisis, the windows of the former United States embassy in the heart of downtown Tehran were washed once again and colorful murals

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They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah -El Salvador/USA- A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with Central, Eastern and Southern Europeans seeking refuge from war and poverty. Today the topic

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Cuba: Capitalism for You, Socialism for Us

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah -USA- For an island located a mere 93 miles from The United States of America, Cuba is the topic of much romanticism, exaggerated by contrasting narratives of the Cuban history and legacy. For most Americans, very little

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