Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed

And thanks to Stanford and Dr. Milani for inviting me. I hope you can all hear, because the loudspeaker doesn’t work very well. So I’m loud enough that the students can hear me, way in the back. If you don’t hear me, please raise your hand or speak loudly, so Continue Reading

The Psychology of Democracy

It is truly my privilege and pleasure to welcome back Professor Moghaddam to Stanford. We had the pleasure of having him here three years ago when his earlier book about dictatorship was just published. He now has a book about the psychology of democracy. He handles issues that are rather Continue Reading

Is an era of nationalism beginning in Iraq?

>>Sreenivasan: IRAQ HELD A NATIONAL ELECTION TODAY, THE FIRST SINCE PRIME MINISTER HAIDER AL-ABADI DECLARED VICTORY OVER THE ISLAMIC STATE IN DECEMBER. RESULTS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO DAYS, BUT IT WILL LIKELY BE MONTHS BEFORE A PRIME MINISTER IS CHOSEN AND A NEW GOVERNMENT IS FORMED. FOR SOME Continue Reading

When will the next crisis hit? I Ask the Right Question with George Friedman

The recession and the way it started we’re going to be worst in 2008 or better. The problems that were created in 2008 we never solved they were papered over and handled so while the recession may be less intense the economies are weaker. the biggest country that I worry Continue Reading

Dr Hassan Abbasi on Strategic Cinema (Part 3) حسن عباسی CAPTIONED

A period of ideological contrast between East and the West was performed by James Bond Symbolizing a man in a suit, who would complete his role as a MI-6 agent without flaws. Regardless of whether James Bond was able to show the contrast of East and West, the contrast of Continue Reading

Iranian oil tensions may lead to increased volatility

COMES IN THE HEELS OF ESCALATING TENSIONS WHEN IRAN AND THE WEST. STEVEN, GOOD TO SEE YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE THIS MORNING.>>GREAT TO BE HERE, MARIA. THANK YOU. MARIA: ALL OF THE ABOVE HAS HAD IMPACT ON OIL, I THINK, HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS THE SITUATION Continue Reading

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well Continue Reading

Iranian lawmakers lash out at U.S. on nuclear deal, light American flag

Thank You Sam let’s get to your Capitol watch this Wednesday morning just a day after President Trump announced he will withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement Iranian leaders set fire to a US flag and a copy of the nuclear agreement in protest the lawmaker is also reportedly chanted Continue Reading

Exposing Democracy Promotion in the Middle East (تعزيز الديمقراطية الباطل)

Maidhc Ó Cathail on the tumultuous events in the Middle East, 2011 Excerpts from theuglytruth.podbean.com Edited by argonium79 Are these uprisings in the Middle East spontaneous events? I was watching Al Jazeera and cheering on the crowds in Tahrir Square, like most people around the world. There were a couple Continue Reading

The value of travel | Rick Steves | TEDxRainier

Translator: Natalie Thibault Reviewer: Sarah El_Gayyar Thank you very much. You know, I have spent a third of my adult life living out of a suitcase. And looking back on those 30 years, four months every year of traveling, it occurs to me, it’s really clear that travel, thoughtful travel, Continue Reading