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About rahavardenglish

Rahavard Journal of Persian Studies is a prominent print publication, circulated by subscription, to influential Iranians and those interested in Iran-related issues around the globe. It was first published in 1982, and has since been one of the Iranian diaspora's most reputable publications. Editor in Chief: Sholeh Shams-Shahbaz Contact us at

News Round-up 12/26/11 to 1/1/12

Iran reports nuclear progress as sanctions loom By Parisa Hafezi | Reuters – Sun, Jan 1, 2012 TEHRAN (Reuters) – – Iran announced a nuclear fuel breakthrough and test-fired a new radar-evading medium-range missile in the Gulf on Sunday, moves that could … Continue reading

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News recap for the week of 12/19/11

Iran TV shows suspected US spy ‘confessing’ By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press – 11 hours ago TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV broadcast video of a young man Sunday it claimed was a CIA spy who sought to … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Issue – volume 96

Ramin was born in Shiraz and moved to the UK at 13. Through painting he came to realize that no matter what medium his work is focused on protest based Art “where I continue to tell the story of those … Continue reading

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News Recap: 8/1/11 – 8/7/11

Iran’s oil minister: Replace foreign oil companies with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard New Oil Minister, Gen. Rostam Qasemi, commander of Khatem ol-Anbiya Construction Organization, a company owned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, arrives at the podium, in an open session … Continue reading

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News/Events Update: 8/1/11

IRANIAN WOMAN STOPS ‘EYE FOR AN EYE’ PUNISHMENT, AT THE LAST MINUTE Tehran, Iran (CNN) — (See Full Article) A woman blinded in an acid attack seven years ago said Sunday she stopped the “eye for an eye” punishment for … Continue reading

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Pressure & Sanctions Mount on IRGC

Iran test-fires 14 missiles during military drills By the CNN Wire Staff June 28, 2011 9:31 a.m. EDT see full article here Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps test Tuesday a ballistic missile Zelzal during military drills at an undisclosed location. … Continue reading

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MeK Delisting, Feminism in Iran, Activists & Hunger Strikes, UNHR Rapporteur

WASHINGTON’S FAVORITE TERRORISTS By: Trita Parsi Author: A Treacherous Alliance Published firs at the Huffington Post. Click here. In the 10 years that I have lived in Washington, I have never seen lobbyists for al-Qaeda parade through the halls of … Continue reading

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