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Farhang Jahanpour, January 7, 2012
As US and Iran confront each other, where is the diplomacy?
Farhang Jahanpour, August 3, 2011
Iran can't reform itself - the power struggle bewtween Ahmadinejad and Khamenei
Farhang Jahanpour, May 17, 2011
Is Iran next?
The Supreme Leader versus Ahmadinejad
Farhang Jahanpour, March 4, 2011
The revolutions in the Arab world: The need for long-term thinking and humility
Farhang Jahanpour, December 15, 2010
The Wikileak files: The banality of politics
Farhang Jahanpour, November 18, 2010
This is what ought to be the U.S.'s interests in the Middle East!
Farhang Jahanpour - Video on Vimeo, October 6, 2010
Towards a solution in the Middle East
Farhang Jahanpour and Susanne Sklar, July 28, 2010
Dialogue on nuclear weapons and culture of peace by TFF Associate and a TFF friend
Farhang Jahanpour, July 28, 2010
Iran, Turkey and Israel - New Global Realities
Farhang Jahanpour, June 11, 2010
The new sanctions on Iran: Superpower domination of the UN Security Council heralds a sad day for the world
Farhang Jahanpour, June 11, 2010
Iran's nuclear deal: A step forward
A comprehensive backgrounder to Iran's policies and the belligerent response from the United States (pdf)
Farhang Jahanpour, February 18, 2010
Iran: What happened? Where now?
Article on OpenDemocracy setting the record right concerning the green movement.
Farhang Jahanpour, February 10, 2010
How to end the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, promoting development and human rights: A regional perspective
Farhang Jahanpour, June 21, 2009
Iran's Supreme Leader silences the opposition
Farhang Jahanpour at DemocracyNow, June 18, 2009
Iran's stolen elections, and what comes next
Farhang Jahanpour, June 3, 2009
How to end the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Reminds us about the contemporary history of these countries and about the West's involvement back in time - which is vitally important for understanding today's situation. And end with a series of constructive proposals as to what can be done, rather much in contrast to what President Obama seems to try to do. A must read if you want the larger picture.
Farhang Jahanpour, May 8, 2009
What future for nuclear weapons?
Farhang Jahanpour, YouTube, May 7, 2009
The necessity of global nuclear disarmament
Farhang Jahanpour, September 11, 2008
9/11 Conspiracy theories - and what we must do
Farhang Jahanpour, June 10, 2008
The Elusiveness of Trust: The experience of Security Council and Iran
The time has come to start a serious dialogue with Iran to resolve the outstanding issues. The policy of demonisation of Iran and sanctions is pushing Iran into the arms of Russia and China. Greater pressure on Iran will only force the people to back the hardliners, while Iran has one of the youngest and most pro-Western societies in the Middle East.
Let us start talking and weakening the stranglehold of the hardliners on the Iranian population. Instead of contemplating a Third World War, let us lay the foundations of a lasting peace.
Farhang Jahanpour, Journal of Globalisation for the Common Good, November 1, 2007
Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Sufis:
From Puritanism to Transcendentalism
At a time when political relations between Iran and the United States are so tense and the two nations are viewing each other with hostility and suspicion, it is important to remember that the cultural and literary relations between them have not always been so acrimonious.
Farhang Jahanpour, September 30, 2007
Ahmadinezhad in New York
Imagine that some Western president had been treated this way. President Bollinger of Columbia Univeristy ought to be fired also because he was the one who relied on media deception and demonization. This is not the time to be irresponsible and promote more wars in the Middle East!
Jahanpour, 31. maj 2007
Hvilke (vrang)forestillinger har Vesten og Islam af hinanden? Hvad siger
Koranen egentlig om menneskets rettigheder i samfundet? Hvad kan der
gøres for at bedre forståelsen - når vi nu véd
fra historien at de to kan leve side om side og ikke behøve at
Jahanpour, 30. maj 2007
nukleare program og den regionale sikkerhed
Hvad siger Ikkespredningsaftalen og hvordan er den blevet krænket
og af hvem? Hvordan bør man ikke behandle Iran og hvilke er de
mulige løsninger. En autoritativ analyse, der skærer igennem
propagandaen og spindoktoriet og helt konstruktivt anviser løsninger
på konflikten med Iran.
Farhang Jahanpour, May
nuclear programme and regional security
What does the NPT say, how has it been violated, how should Iran not
be treated and what are the possible solutions?
An authoritative analysis that cuts through all the propaganda and biased
April 27, 2007
Yeltsin's Christian funeral to the war on terror
Starting out with the interesting details of that funeral and the upsurge
in religious sentiments worldwide, Jahanpour focuses on the general
relationship between politics and religion in different culture, reminds
us of Nietzsche, continues to CIA's role in provoking the Soviet invasion
of Afghanistan and ends with what we can learn from it all concerning
the - failed - war on terror today.
April 12, 20007
and human rights
A most learned and concise analysis of the perceptions of human rights
in Islam and Christianity, their difference and similarities and, consequently,
their contributions to a better world.
March 10, 2007
biggest challenge that mankind faces today is to prevent the views of
the 'men of zeal' to predominate. What the world is facing is not a
clash of civilisations, but a clash between a liberal and pluralistic
view of the world, and one based on religious and political dogmatism
of aggression: Exploring Israeli-Iran rhetoric
What did president Ahmadinejad really say? Did he deny the Holocaust?
What is said on the Israeli side? - that we hear much less about in
the Western media. Dr. Jahanpour places the two opponents' rhetoric
in a larger domestic and international, even historic, context and reminds
us of the remarkable Jewish-Persian co-existence and tolerance over
with Persian Sufi literature
A 10-year old article with an important message for the present
Western conflict with Iran: One of the major contributions of Sufism
to inter-religious dialogue, which has not been much commented upon,
has been to serve as a bridge between Islam and other religions. On
the one hand, it has softened the attitude of the followers of other
religions towards mystical Islam and, on the other hand, it has made
the Muslims much more open and receptive towards other religions.
Jahanpour, February 21, 2007
U.S. foreign policy has gone totally beserk.The Neoconservatives that
pushed America towards perhaps the worst disaster in her history, namely
the illegal war in Iraq, are likely to push her towards an even more
disastrous decision if they can manufacture an American invasion of
Iran. The first time many Americans were fooled by their false intelligence
and extensive propaganda...
Lessons of Suez
November marked the 50th anniversary of the Suez crisis, when Britain,
France and Israel decided to attack Egypt and unseat Gamal Abdel-Nasser.
Dr. Jahanpour analyses the remarkable similarities with the Iraq occupation
and predicts much worse long-term consequences.
August 16, 2006
nuclear threat. Exploring the politics
A thorough background to the present crisis, published by TFF's partner,
the Oxford Research Group, ORG. Farhang Jahanpour explores the rhetoric
of aggression developing between Iran and the USA and Israel, and asks
if war is really inevitable? Published in June but even more relevant
now with the Lebanon War as a possible prelude to the bombing of Iran.
Remember to return to TFF when you've read it and see other
works by this eminent TFF Associate!
August 16, 2006
Laureate Shirin Ebadi in danger of arrest
Ebadi's human rights center has been declared illegal by the Iranian
government. After having written an article on the unfair treatment
of women in Iran (Iran
Awakening?), I received an email message from a supporter of the
Iranian regime, arguing that at a time when Iran is under serious threat
of attack and invasion it is untimely to raise issues about human rights
and freedom in Iran. Indeed, the reverse is the case. The persecution
of an internationally respected Nobel Prize laureate and human rights
lawyer is a clear example of the Iranian regime shooting itself in the
June 28, 2006
Review of Shirin Ebadi's memoirs with the same title. The author places
it in the larger context of the Iranian women's situation and movement
and sees it in the perspective the country's vibrant cultural life.
Says Jahanpour, "In Iran, books, plays, films and poems have had an
impact on society that goes beyond anything one is accustomed to in
the West." Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, September 18-22.
May 10, 2006
for substantive Iran-US talks
A most insightful and fair analysis of the background to the US-Iran
crisis and to President Ahmadinezhad's letter as well as a convincing
argument for a negotiated solution.
Professor Jahanpour is a British national of Iranian origin educated
in languages and with a PhD in oriental studies and has been BBC Editor
for the Middle East and North Africa for 18 years.
We are proud to present this most eminent scholar as new TFF Associate.
See more about him and read his other articles here.
political repercussions of the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (2006)
elections must go ahead as scheduled: The alternative is much worse
UN should try to end Iraq's occupation (2004)
Ebadi, the winner of the Nobel Peace prize (2003)
a greater threat than terrorism (2003)